Tolga S. Gulmen, Ph.D.

Madison Office
(414) 271-7590

Practice Areas

  • Patent
  • Trademark & Copyright
  • Litigation
  • Transactions
  • Client Counseling

Technology Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry & Pharmaceutical


  • William & Mary (B.S. Chemistry, 1999)
  • University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. Chemistry, 2005)
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin

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Tolga S. Gulmen, Ph.D. is a registered patent attorney and non-equity partner at Andrus Intellectual Property Law.

Tolga focuses his practice in domestic and international patent prosecution, licensing, and strategic intellectual property portfolio development.

Tolga’s experience includes drafting, prosecuting, managing, and licensing patent portfolios with an emphasis on chemistry, materials, nanotechnology, catalysis, and biotechnology. Examples of technology that Tolga has worked with include renewable fuels, chemicals, and hydrogen; catalysts; process chemistry; metal organic frameworks; spherical nucleic acids; biomimetic nanoparticles; peptide amphiphiles; medical devices, diagnostics, and assays; bioactive materials; lithography methods and devices; quantum cascade lasers; single-photon detectors; and 3-D printing.

Tolga has years of graduate and postdoctoral research experience that includes developing theoretical and computational methods to predict molecular and vibrational dynamics in condensed phase systems and rationally design materials. Tolga’s research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Tolga is also a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Law where he supervises students providing legal services to entrepreneurs launching new ventures.

Prior to joining Andrus, Tolga founded a law firm that provided university technology transfer offices and startups with patent and licensing services. Tolga has also been in-house counsel at an emerging technology company and an invention manager at a university technology transfer office.

Tolga received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from William & Mary, a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. At Berkeley Law, Tolga completed the Law & Technology certificate program as well as served as Senior Article Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

Tolga is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.