Nikhil A. Heble Pharm.D.


Nikhil Heble is a registered patent attorney who provides strategic legal and business counsel to a diverse client base, including, e.g., generic pharmaceutical, consumer product, and emerging growth companies; investment firms; and universities, on a wide variety of intellectual property-related matters.

His practice involves preparing and prosecuting patent applications covering myriad technologies; rendering invalidity and non-infringement opinions; counseling clients on 505(b)(2) opportunities; developing and implementing pre-litigation/litigation strategies for Hatch-Waxman-related matters; conducting due diligence to support in- and out-licensing efforts; and drafting and negotiating various technology-related agreements.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Nikhil held the position of senior patent counsel for the in-house patent department of a Fortune 500 consumer products company where he was responsible for developing and managing the patent portfolio and business interests related to its largest business unit. Having practiced as both in-house and outside counsel, Nikhil brings a unique perspective to his clients, and genuinely appreciates the challenges in achieving the desired outcome while managing costs.

Nikhil began his legal career in private practice with an Am Law 100 Philadelphia-based firm. Prior to attending law school, Nikhil worked as a pharmacist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his experience at Jefferson, Nikhil has pharmacy experience in both government and industry settings.



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


  • Temple University School of Pharmacy, Pharm.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Miami School of Law, JD