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Ram Mannan



Senior Director of Intellectual Property Ram Mannan Ram Mannan joined Myriant in 2009 following his career as a Senior Intellectual property Law Associate at McDermott Will and Emery in Chicago. Prior to joining McDermott, Ram worked for Pfizer Inc for 10 years in Connecticut and Michigan. Ram received his JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven, Connecticut and PhD in Biochemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University in India. Ram conducted his post-doctoral research at Washington University in St. Louis. Ram is admitted to bar in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and United States Supreme Court. Ram is also licensed to practice before United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ram has extensive background in handling broad range of research-centric matters including Corporate/Business Development including IP strategy development and implementation, patent drafting and world-wide prosecution, dispute resolution, patent litigation support, IP licensing and R&D agreements.  

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The Same Chemicals, the Same Products—Just a Lot Greener At Myriant, we know there's a better, greener way to produce the products people use every day. And we're realizing that vision—displacing barrels of petroleum by manufacturing and selling high-value chemicals made from renewable, sustainable feedstocks. As companies and consumers look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and transition away from petroleum's price volatility, Myriant has the solution: our proven technology platform and strategic feedstock selection enable Myriant to deliver high-quality, high-performing, green chemicals at a competitive, more-predictable cost versus petroleum-based chemicals without the need for government subsidies. That's what we call a sustainable advantage. Our platform produces a broad pipeline of bio-based chemicals including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives and other bio-based chemical intermediates that perform equal to, or better than, traditional petroleum-based chemicals. Our bio-based chemicals integrate seamlessly into existing chemical production processes to provide a wide range of consumer applications.  

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