Lachlan Blair, Ph.D. | Boston | Hogan Lovells

Lachlan Blair, Ph.D.

Patent Agent Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Blair Lachlan

Lachlan Blair, Ph.D.
Blair Lachlan
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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.

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

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Auckland, 2016
  • B.S., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Auckland, 2012
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  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office