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Sameshnee Pelly, Ph.D. is a patent agent focused on strategic patent portfolio development, particularly in the areas of small molecules, chemical synthesis processes, and pharmaceutical formulations, and their manufacture. She has deep experience in drafting patent applications as well as prosecuting patent applications in the United States and managing parallel prosecution in foreign jurisdictions. After concentrating her studies on synthetic organic chemistry, she took up a position in the prestigious Liotta research group at Emory University, where her primary role involved managing the group’s drug discovery patent portfolio. Prior to joining GT, Sameshnee was a patent agent at an Atlanta firm where she focused on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the pharmaceutical and inorganic chemistry fields.



  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Liotta Research Group, Emory University, 2017-2019
  • Intern, InnovUS Technology Transfer (Pty) Ltd., 2011
  • Patent Intern, Emory University Office of Technology Transfer, 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Chemical Society


  • LL.B., University of South Africa
  • Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand
  • M.S., with distinction, University of the Witwatersrand
  • B.S., with honours (first class), University of the Witwatersrand
  • B.S., University of the Witwatersrand
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.