Jelena Janjic Libby, Ph.D. is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Dr. Libby prepares and prosecutes patent applications, as well as provides validity, infringement, and patentability analyses in a wide variety of chemical, pharmaceutical, and related technologies. Her experience extends to a wide variety of chemical-related technologies and industries, including pharmaceuticals and related formulations, catalysts, cosmetics and personal care products, food and beverage chemistry, petroleum chemistry, natural products, polymers, nano-materials, lubricants, and surfactants.
Prior to joining MBHB, Dr. Libby was a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Chicago where she focused on synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry while developing a new anti-cancer drug, leaucascandrolide A, and eleven analogs. Her research also involved molecular biology, Saccharomyces cerevisiae genetics, and proteomics to identify biological target of leucascandrolide A. Dr. Libby also synthesized and characterized acrylic adhesives as a Technical Aide for 3M Adhesives Technology Center. Her undergraduate research investigated electronic properties of ferrocene-capped furan derivatives.
Dr. Libby is an author of various publications, including publications in Nature Chemical Biology and Journal of the American Chemical Society, and is listed as an inventor on an issued U.S. patent.