Amma B. Addai, Ph.D. is a patent agent with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Dr. Addai provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement, and patentability analysis in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical and diagnostics areas.
Prior to joining MBHB, Dr. Addai was a graduate researcher at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Addai worked in biochemistry, immunology and virology developing expertise in a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques including molecular cloning and mutagenesis, protein expression and purification, virus propagation, genetic manipulation of microorganisms, immunoassays, flow cytometry, quantitative PCR and mass spectrometry. She served as a research analyst at the University of Notre Dame Office of Technology Transfer wherein she evaluated the patentability of disclosures, conducted marketability searches, and identified potential commercial partners. Under the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program, she served as a certified legal intern at the University of Notre Dame Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic where she interviewed and counseled clients on various intellectual property related issues, performed patentability searches and drafted patent applications