Moreshwar B. Vaze



Dr. Moreshwar “Moru” Vaze, J.D., Ph.D., is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP.  He is a member of the Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice. Moreshwar has a wide experience in patent drafting, prosecution, and management of international patent portfolios.  He also has experience in due diligence (e.g. FTO analyses, opinion work and IP diligence in support of M&A transactions), and supporting litigation (e.g. scientific support, helping with depositions, preparing claim charts, validity/ invalidity contentions). 

In addition to a PhD in biochemistry, Moreshwar has performed postdoctoral research in genetics and molecular biology at Brandeis University. Moreshwar has also worked for about a decade as a scientist in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry in small molecule oncology drug discovery, and RNAi biologic drug discovery. 


  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Distinction in Intellectual Property Law
    • Dean's List
  • Indian Institute of Science (Ph.D., 1999)
    • Biochemistry, specialty in molecular biology of genetic recombination
  • Madurai Kamaraj University (M.Sc.)
    • Gold Medals
  • Pune University, India (B.Sc.)
    • First rank


  • Hindi
  • Marathi


  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Massachusetts
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • European Patent No. 2,173,875 entitled “Bacteria Mediated Gene Silencing,” August 30, 2017
  • US Patent No. 9,714,426, entitled “Bacteria Mediated Gene Silencing,” issued July 25, 2017

  • US Patent No. 9,012,213, entitled “Bacteria Mediated Gene Silencing,” issued April 21, 2015

  • Jain S., Sugawara N. Lydeard J., Vaze M., Tanguy Le Gac N., and Haber J.D. (2009), Genes Dev. 23, 291-303

  • Lazzaro F., Sapountzi, V., Granata, M., Pellicioli, A., Vaze, M., Haber, J.D., Plevani, P., Lydall, D., Muzi-Falconi, M. (2008), EMBO J. 27, 1502-12

  • Kaye, J., Melo, J.A., Cheung, S., Vaze, M.B., Arbel-Eden, A, Haber, J.D. and Toczyski, D. P. (2004), Curr. Biol. 14, 2096-2106

  • Lee, S. E., Pellicioli, A., Vaze, M. B., Sugawara, N., Malkova, A., Foiani, M., and Haber, J.E. (2003), Mol Cell Biol. 23, 8913-8923

  • Leroy, C., Lee, S.E., Vaze, M. B., Ochsenbien, F., Guerois, R., Haber, J.E., and Marsolier-Kergoat, M.C. (2003), Mol. Cell 11, 827-835

  • Vaze, M.B., Pellicioli, A., Lee, S.E., Arbel-Eden, A., Foiani, M., and Haber, J.E. (2002), Mol. Cell 10, 373-385

  • Valencia, M., Bentele, M., Vaze, M. B., Hermann, G., Kraus, E., Lee, S. E. P., Schär and Haber, J.E., (2001), Nature 414, 666-669

  • Reddy, M.S., Vaze, M.B., Madhusudan, K., and Muniyappa, K. (2000), Biochemistry. 39, 14250-14262

  • Muniyappa, K., Vaze, M. B., Ganesh, N., Sreedhar Reddy, M., Guhan, N., Venkatesh, R. (2000), Microbiology. 146, 2093-2095

  • Datta, S., Prabu, M. M., Vaze, M. B., Ganesh, N., Chandra, N. R., Muniyappa, K., and Vijayan, M. (2000), Nucleic Acids Res. 28, 4964-4973

  • Vaze, M. B., and Muniyappa, K. (1999), Biochemistry. 38, 3175-3186

  • Kumar, R.A., Vaze, M. B., Chandra, N. R., Vijayan, M. and Muniyappa, K. (1996), Biochemistry 35, 1793-1802