Tulip Mahaseth, Ph.D., is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she practices patent prosecution and counseling. She is a member of the firm’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Dr. Mahaseth was an invention associate for Northwestern University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO). At INVO, she assisted in patent prosecution and counseling for medical devices, drug compositions, and methods of treatments, responding to office actions, conducting patent landscape analysis, licensing, and commercialization of University-generated intellectual property. During law school, Dr. Mahaseth was a summer associate at Foley and a judicial extern for Hon. V. Raymond Swope, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo.


Dr. Mahaseth earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2018), where she was a George L. Quilici Scholar and Foley & Lardner Diversity Fellow. She received her Ph.D. (2015) and M.S. (2012) in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published four research papers in the areas of microbial genetics, immunology, and biochemistry during her five years in graduate school. She was awarded the James R. Beck Graduate Research Fellowship for the most outstanding fifth-year graduate student in the Microbiology department in recognition of her research accomplishments. Dr. Mahaseth received her integrated M.S. (2010) in Biological Sciences with First Division honors from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Dr. Mahaseth is admitted to practice law in the State of California. She is also admitted before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


  • Mahaseth, T. Maintaining the Balance: An Empirical Study on Inter Partes Review Outcomes of Orange Book Patents and its Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation. SSRN, 2018
  • Mahaseth, T. and Kuzminov A. Potentiation of hydrogen peroxide toxicity: From catalase inhibition to stable DNA-iron complexes. Mutation Research, 773: 274-281, 2017
  • Mahaseth, T. and Kuzminov A. Prompt repair of hydrogen peroxide-induced DNA lesions prevent catastrophic chromosomal fragmentation. DNA Repair, 41: 42–53, 2016
  • Khan S. R., Mahaseth T., Kouzminova E. A., Cronan, G.E., Kuzminov A. Static, and dynamic factors limit replication complexity in Escherichia coli, avoiding dangers of runaway over replication. Genetics, 202: 945-960, 2016. Issue Highlight
  • Mahaseth T. and Kuzminov A. Cyanide enhance hydrogen peroxide toxicity by recruiting endogenous iron to trigger catastrophic chromosomal fragmentation. Molecular Microbiology, 96: 349-367, 2015