Lachlan Blair, Ph.D.

Lachlan Blair, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 617 702 7796

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Lachlan Blair utilizes his background in chemistry to assist life science clients in protecting and commercializing their innovations.

Lachlan supports clients working to treat and prevent a range of disorders including in the areas of oncology, inflammatory, metabolic, neurological, and infectious diseases.  Lachlan helps clients to develop patent strategy, drafts and prosecutes patent applications, delivers freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses, and conducts research for IP due diligence projects. Lachlan's experience includes managing IP portfolios related to a range of technologies, including small molecule therapeutics, drug delivery platforms, medical devices, polymers, food science, peptides, and sustainable energy.  

Prior to joining the firm Lachlan was a technical specialist at an IP boutique in Boston. Lachlan is a registered patent agent, and earned his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Auckland, and also conducted post-doctoral research at Boston University. His background in chemistry focused on organic synthesis of complex natural products, and methodology development for organocatalysis. Lachlan is currently pursuing a JD as a part-time evening student.

Education and admissions


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Auckland, 2016

B.S., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Auckland, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative experience

Provided patent portfolio development and management for clients ranging from venture-backed startups to multinational corporations.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.