Aaron Z. Savit, PhD
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Aaron’s practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on the life sciences and biotechnology. His experience includes matters before the federal courts and the United States International Trade Commission. Aaron leverages his scientific background to assist clients with biosimilars proceedings and litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was a tenured professor in Peru where he oversaw the design and construction the first genomic sequencing facility in the country. He also supervised the parallel development of a gene bank for large-scale cryogenic preservation of native genetic resources. Aaron’s doctoral research explored within-species genetic variation in the bird genus Tangara, focusing on the influence of biogeography. At the time, he was a Research Associate at the Field Museum’s Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution.

Aaron was a Summer Associate with Axinn in 2019. He graduated with honors from Emory University. Aaron earned his PhD and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago, and holds a BA in Biology from Earlham College.

Professional Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association


  • Acquisition of an Illumina NextSeq 500 Genomic Sequencer: Fondo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (FONDECYT), Peru, January 2016
  • Incentive for the publication of Scientific Articles in indexed journals: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYTEC), Peru, April 2016
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: National Science Foundation (NSF), March 2008
  • Hinds Fund Research Grant: University of Chicago, June 2008

Thought Leadership


  • JD, with Honors ­– Emory University School of Law (2020)
  • PhD, Committee on Evolutionary Biology – The University of Chicago (2014)
  • MS, Committee on Evolutionary Biology – The University of Chicago (2009)
  • BA – Earlham College (2007)


  • Connecticut

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