Hervé Jacquiau

Hervé Jacquiau, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

Patent Agent & Technical Advisor
hjacquiau@hahnlaw.com 312.637.3022


As a patent agent and technical advisor, Hervé Jacquiau, Ph.D., assists in all aspects of the firm’s patent practice, including patent prosecution and litigation. His background covers a variety of technologies, particularly biotechnology, bioengineering, biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.

Hervé received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge after investigating the genetic and biochemical features responsible for the biodegradation of toxic pollutants. He developed novel genetic tools to identify the specific nature of chromosomal DNA mutations and became co-inventor on a U.S. patent. His work contributed to the creation of a biotechnology company that specializes in developing biosensors for the detection and removal of environmental contaminants.

As a postdoctoral research associate, Hervé investigated various mechanisms that regulate cellular sensitivity or resistance to anti-cancer agents. He investigated DNA rearrangements and cell-cycle regulation and highlighted the role of various mechanisms of protein degradation in modulating cellular response to enzyme inhibitors that are commonly used in the treatment of childhood cancer.

Hervé previously worked at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, where he first developed antibodies to be used in cancer diagnostics or research tools to validate biomarkers of breast and ovarian cancer. At the institute, Hervé evaluated scientific innovations and business proposals and subsequently became a business and scientific funding associate in the Department of Business Development.

He contributed to the creation of a novel drug screening facility for drug target validation and drug discovery, as well as a center for the production of human antibodies to be used as medical diagnostics or as novel therapeutics. He collaborated with surgeons and clinicians to develop protocols for clinical trials. Hervé also wrote proposals to attract funding and to promote scientific collaborations.

Earlier in his career, Hervé earned a master of science degree in bioreactor systems after studying genetics, bioengineering, biotechnology, fermentation optimization and kinetics, as well as upstream and downstream processes. As an undergraduate, he studied biological sciences, as well as the food and biological industries.

Professional History

  • Patent Agent & Technical Advisor, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015-present
  • Technical Advisor & Patent Agent, Husch Blackwell LLP, 2009-15
  • Research Grant Writer & Business and Scientific Funding Associate, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Department of Business Development, 2008-09
  • Junior Faculty Member: Scientist, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, 2006-07
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, 2000-06
  • Patents – Biosensor Materials and Methods (co-inventor), United States Patent Approved (US 6,849,442 B1), Feb. 1, 2005



University of Cambridge (UK), Ph.D., Genetics, 2000

Honors & Activities: Marie Curie Research Fellowship, Recipient; Industrial Case Studentship, Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, Recipient


University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, M.S., Bioreactor Systems, 1995.

Honors & Activities: Goodwill Ambassadorial Scholarship of the Rotary International, Recipient


Manchester Metropolitan University, B.S., Applied Biology, 1994


Paris XII University, University Institute of Technology, D.U.T., Food and Biological Industries, 1992

Memberships & Affiliations

American Association for Cancer Research, Member


American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member


The American Society for Microbiology, Member


The Genetics Society of America, Member


Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Member


Marie Curie European Research Fellowship Association, Member


Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member


University of Cambridge Alumni Association, Member


University of Manchester/UMIST Alumni Association, Member

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Registration Number: 64976)

Awards & Distinctions

Co-Inventor, Biosensor Materials and Methods, United States Patent Approved (US 6,849,442 B1), Feb. 1, 2005