Tanya D'Souza, Ph.D.

Dr. Tanya D’Souza, a registered patent attorney, has worked with clients with a wide range of patent and intellectual property needs. Her clients have included biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical and agribusiness companies, as well as universities. Tanya has provided IP counsel on, among other things, immunology-based assays, plant-related matters, medical devices, pharmaceutical compositions, and polymer and composite compositions.

Tanya enjoys helping maximize her client’s intellectual property and minimizing their risk. In this regard, she secures worldwide patent rights through patent prosecution and related proceedings, conducts clearance searches, and opines on patent validity and infringement. She has also negotiated, drafted, reviewed, and analyzed various intellectual property-related agreements as well as supported litigation.

Tanya’s experience in large and boutique firm settings and as Director of Research Development at the university level have shaped her approach to meeting the patent and intellectual property needs of a diverse client base. Before embarking upon her legal career, she earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics.

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    80 South Eighth Street
    3100 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


Tiana Stewart

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, B.S., Biochemistry, with honors

University of Iowa, Ph.D., Molecular Biology & Genetics

University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.

  • Journal of Corporate Law, Associate Editor