State Bar of California

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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  • B.Sc., Chemistry, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India
  • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Dartmouth College
  • J.D., California Western School of Law, magna cum laude

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Jayshree Gerken

Jayshree is leveraging almost twenty-five years of experience counseling clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device areas, assisting with and providing patent drafting and prosecution services for US and worldwide patent protection, due diligences and freedom to operate assessments of intellectual property portfolios. Additionally, she has valuable experience in drafting invalidity and non-infringement opinions.

For almost ten years, Jayshree was an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at California Western School of Law and a guest lecturer at several other institutions. With her background in chemistry and biochemistry, she worked as a research scientist at a biotech company in San Diego for five years until she decided she wanted a career change. After working at a law firm as a Scientific Advisor for a year to get exposure to the science-heavy field of patent law, Jayshree decided to go to law school. She enjoys a career where she gets to collaborate with different clients and continue to learn new things while still putting her scientific knowledge to use.

“What spurred my interest in the law is the fact that it’s such a different way of thinking than science, yet it can be combined with science,” said Jayshree.

Before joining Loza & Loza, Jayshree worked at international law firms with an intellectual property focus. She also has served as a consultant to local and international law firms, as well as an in-house consultant to several biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Outside of her law career, Jayshree has a passion for Monarch Butterfly conservation and enjoys reading, watching true crime, trying different Asian cuisines with her teenage son, beach walks with her dog and wine tastings with her husband. An interesting fun fact about Jayshree is before she came to the USA as an adult to pursue a higher education, she spent the first three years of her life in the USA with her parents and returned to India on a month-long cargo ship journey, where they were the only “non-crew” members on board the ship.


Her technical areas of expertise include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology, including the Chemistry and Biochemistry of Antibody-Antigen interactions
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation/Systems and related Methods/Statistical Methods for Biological Applications


  • Member, Board of Trustees, California Western School of Law (2004-2005)
  • Recipient, YWCA’s Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award to honor women who have made a significant contribution to industry in a managerial, executive or professional position.
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, California Western School of Law.

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