Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Imperial College London (First Class Honours) & a Master’s Degree in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge University, UK.
LLB First class degree (2016), ILS Law College & University of Pune
Researched malaria for a year at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London UK.
Registered Indian Patent Agent (with Distinction) with over 4 years of experience in the IP field
Areas of specialism include biotechnology, biochemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, formulations, alternative medicine, agrochemicals, materials, specialty chemicals, mechanical engineering, Information technology etc.
Patent prosecution practice includes drafting provisional & complete specifications, searches and opinions (freedom to operate, patentability, prior art, technology maps)
Adept at drafting in-depth substantive responses to office actions (Indian, European, US, China, Australia)
Patent contentious practice includes pre-grant & post-grant oppositions and also revocations.
Actively involved in technology transfer projects in the biotechnology field
International Trademark Association (INTA) – Committee Member of the Building Bridges Committee (2016-2017) and Bulletin Committee (2014-2015)
Actively involved in the firm’s trademark practice and also actively contributes to writing articles for the firm’s newsletter and for the INTA Bulletin.
Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Part of the firm’s Core Management team with responsibilities across the board including business development, client relations, HR, administration etc.