Sudheer Chava

Prior to joining Calyx Law in 2021, Sudheer worked in the headquarters of a leading international law firm as a technical advisor. There, he supporting patent drafting and prosecution in a variety of technical areas including across the food, biotech, and technology industries. He has also helped clients to assess infringement risks and review validity issues, and has performed patent due diligence.


Before transitioning into patent law, Sudheer earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He has extensive postdoctoral research experience studying new carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions, as well as the biosynthesis of lignin.

Prior Legal Experience​​

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP


  • University of Minnesota Law School, M.S., Patent Law

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry; Dissertation: “A Chiral Pool Approach to the Synthesis of Optically Active Building Blocks and Application of Imidazolium Ionic Liquids as Reaction Media

  • Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, M.S., Chemistry

  • Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, B.S., Chemistry