Ashley Sperbeck, Esq.


Ashley is an intellectual property attorney with over seven years’ of patent prosecution experience. Subsequent to receiving a B.S. in Chemistry in the Honors Program and a Minor in Physics from Arcadia University, Ashley interned at Merck and Co. Research Labs as a Process Chemistry Future Talent Program Intern. Ashley then achieved an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. While working towards her M.S., Ashley’s computational organic chemistry research involved collaborating with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard University Medical School to elucidate the molecular basis for specificity in protein-protein interactions through studying the molecular logic of cell-surface receptors, focusing on proteins implicated in human disease. Ashley then achieved an M.S. in Patent Law from the University of Notre Dame. While working towards her second M.S., Ashley worked with the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Notre Dame to secure patent protection for numerous professors in the field of aerospace engineering.


Prior to attending law school, Ashley gained four years of patent prosecution experience as a scientific advisor and supervisory patent agent at Turk IP Law. While at Albany Law School, Ashley worked as a patent agent for the Innovations Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) Research Foundation, as a summer associate at Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz and Mentilk LLP, as a patent agent at Schmeiser, Olsen and Watts LLP, as a legal intern in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, and as a Research Assistant for Dr. Shahrokh (Seve) Falati.


Bar Admission

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



  • Ashley Sperbeck, Effect of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 on Inter Partes Review: A Look at Telebrands Corp., V. Tinnus Enters., LLC, 82 ALB. L. REV. 349 (2018/2019).
  • Ashley Sperbeck, A Mathematical Solution to the Sine of Madness that is Pharmaceutical Compulsory Licensing Under the TRIPS Agreement and the Doha Declaration, 21 MARQ. INTELL. PROP. L. REV. (Winter 2018).
  • Mario Cometti, et al., From Markets to Tech: Governmental Initiatives, Solutions, and Responses to Food Insecurity, J. PUB. AFF. 1 (2018).
  • Hongmei Li, et al., A Concise and Atom-Economical Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling Reaction Using Unactivated Trialkyl- and Triarylboranes with Aryl Halides, 17 ORGANIC LETTERS 3616, 3616 (2015).
  • Hongmei Li, et al., Cross-Coupling of Unactivated Trialkyl(aryl)boranes with Aryl Halides, 17 SYNFACTS 1089, 1089 (2015).



Albany Law School, Albany, NY
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Justinian Academic Honor Society

  • Albany Law Review Associate Editor, Vol. 82
  • Albany Law Review Subeditor, Vol. 81
  • Intellectual Property Law Society President
  • Big and Little Mentor for the Rockefeller Chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Government Law Center Fellow
  • Albany Law Rugby


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Master of Science, Patent Law, magna cum laude

  • Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) Master of Science in Patent Law Liaison
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Member


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Master of Science, Organic Chemistry, cum laude

  • Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Lecture Teaching Assistant
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory Teaching Assistant
  • ACS Member


Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Honors Program), Minor: Physics, cum laude

  • Tutor and Proctor
  • Honors Council Treasurer and Mentor
  • Forensic Science Club Co-Founder and Vice President
  • ACS Member



  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Robert C. Watson Award (2018 – 2019)
  • Albany Law School Silver Pro Bono Service Award (May 2019)
  • Northern District Of New York Federal Court Bar Association Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship Finalist (November 2017)
  • The Corporation For National and Community Service Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Bronze (June 2016)
  • United Way Of Passaic County Exemplary Volunteer Service Award (April 2016)
  • Philadelphia Section American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholastic Achievement Award (May 2010)
  • Arcadia University Annual Award (Chemistry) (May 2010)



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