Skip to main content
John L. Buchanan, Ph.D.

John Buchanan prepares, files, and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications related to technologies such as small molecules, antibodies, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and nanoparticles, for life science companies and academic institutions.

John has more than 20 years of experience working as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. He has contributed to patents covering compounds for the treatment of cancer, bacterial infections, inflammation, osteoporosis, and pain, and is the co-inventor of 14 patent applications, which have resulted in the issuance of 12 U.S. patents.



  • Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Amgen Inc./Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2000-2011
  • Staff Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc., 1997-1999
  • Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., 1994-1996
  • Research Scientist, Chemical Process R & D, The Upjohn Company, 1992-1994

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Patent Law Association
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 1986-Present
    • Member, Medicinal Division
    • Member, Organic Division
  • Reviewer, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2002-2014


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2017
    • Staff Editor, Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
  • B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics, cum laude, Hope College, 1986
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office