- Temple University School of Law, J.D., (2007)
- Gannon University, B.S., Chemistry, (1995)
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, M.S., Biomedical Sciences, (1997)
Neil’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents and includes counseling clients to develop customized global IP strategies.
Neil enjoys working with clients of all sizes, large and small, to bring value to their intellectual property to meet their business needs. Neil’s clients range from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups that seek to commercialize products in emerging technology fields. Neil focuses on building strong relationships with inventors and in-house counsel to understand the client’s strategic objectives. Neil’s clients rely on his expertise to protect their innovations, and appreciate his strategic insight, responsiveness, and methodical approach. In 2012, Neil was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars.
Neil has significant standards related experience in 3GPP LTE and IEEE 802 wireless technologies including 802.11k, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, and 802.16. Neil has drafted and prosecuted patents in these technologies related to architectural design and MAC/PHY signaling.
Neil is also involved in the prosecution of various medical devices and neutraceutical patents involving combinations of pharmaceutical and herbal compounds.
Neil is also experienced in performing infringement analyses for imaging system technologies.
Neil gained nearly ten years of research and industrial experience working for companies ranging from Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies to start-up biotechnology companies. He brings his extensive research experience in bioprocess engineering and biopharmaceutical formulations in order to meet a variety of clients’ needs. Neil also obtained significant research experience in the fields of neuroscience and pulmonary medicine and published several papers in highly regarded scientific journals.
As a result of Neil’s broad experience with companies at different levels of maturation in the business cycle, Neil appreciates the nuances of diverse work environments and the way businesses operate. Neil’s multi-dimensional experience enables him to understand clients on both the business and research levels, and helps him develop strategies that will add real value to their businesses.
Publications, Presentations and Recognitions
Neil was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, from 2012-2013 and from 2015-2016.
Panelist, Villanova University School of Law Minority Law Reception, August 2009
Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Staff Editor, 2006-2007
Maskeri N., et al. “Column Purification Process for AAV Vector Purification.” The Williamsburg Bioprocessing Foundation: Viral Vectors & Vaccines, 8th Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-15, 2001, Lake Tahoe, NV.
Grunstein MM., Hakonarson H., Maskeri N., Kim C., Chuang S. “Mechanism of Cooperative Effects of Rhinovirus and Atopic Sensitization on Airway Responsiveness.” American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular & Molecular Physiology. 280(2): February 2001. L229-238.
Grunstein MM., Hakonarson H., Maskeri N., Kim C., Chuang S. “Intrinsic ICAM-1/LFA-1 Activation Mediates Altered Responsiveness of Atopic Asthmatic Airway Smooth Muscle.” American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular & Molecular Physiology. 278(6): June 2000. L1154-1163.
Grunstein MM., Hakonarson H., Maskeri N., Chuang S. “Autocrine Cytokine Signaling Mediates Effects of Rhinovirus on Airway Responsiveness.” American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular & Molecular Physiology. 278(6): June 2000. L1146-1153.
Hakonarson H., Maskeri N., Carter C., Chuang S., Grunstein MM. “Autocrine Interaction Between IL-5 and IL-1 Beta mediates Altered Responsiveness of Atopic Asthmatic Sensitized Airway Smooth Muscle.” Journal of Clinical Investigation. 104(5): September 1999. 657-667.
Hakonarson H., Carter C., Maskeri N., Hodinka R., Grunstein M. “Rhinovirus-Mediated Changes in Airway Smooth Muscle Responsiveness: Induced Autocrine Role of Interleukin-1.” American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular & Molecular Physiology. 277(1 Pt 1): July 1999. L13-L21.
Hakonarson H., Maskeri N., Carter C., Grunstein M. “Regulation of TH1- and TH2- type Cytokine Expression and Action in Atopic Asthmatic Sensitized Airway Smooth Muscle.” Journal of Clinical Investigation. 103: April 1999. 1077-1087.
Hakonarson H., Maskeri N., Carter C., Hodinka R., Grunstein M. “Mechanism of Rhinovirus-induced Changes in Airway Smooth Muscle Responsiveness.” Journal of Clinical Investigation. 102(9): November 1998. 1732-1741.
Neil is an active member in the legal community through his position on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, and is especially active in the Philadelphia chapter of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA). Since 2012, Neil has served as president of SABA-Philadelphia and has served as an Executive Committee member and board member of the greater South Asian Bar Association of North America. In addition, Neil is an active member on the board for the South Asian American Digital Archive and served on the board of the Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court for several years.
Bar and Court Admissions
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Life Beyond the Law
“I enjoy exploring my creative side and sharing my passion for photography with friends and family. I have also been known to make people laugh through my overproduced home videos.”