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Rekha Hanu, Ph.D.

Rekha Hanu, Ph.D.

Akorn Pharmaceuticals
Executive Director, Chief IP Counsel
Lake Forest, IL, USA

Rekha Hanu is Executive Director, Chief IP Counsel at Akorn, Inc., having responsibility for Hatch-Waxman litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and due diligence matters. Akorn is a niche pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multisource and branded pharmaceuticals. Akorn is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois and has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois; Somerset, New Jersey; Amityville, New York; and Paonta Sahib, India.

Hanu joined Akorn after practicing law in the Chicago law firms, Duane Morris and Bell Boyd & Lloyd, later K&L Gates. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Her experience prior to patent law includes that of a postdoctoral scientist, stints as a management consultant, in sales, and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry.


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