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Experience: >22 years (>12 years in Corporate Patents and prior 10 years as research scientist in Medicinal Chemistry) Experience in patent related and legal matters pertaining to various functions / businesses such as API- Intermediates, API (drug substance), Formulation (drug product), New chemical entities, Phytocare (Herbal), Medical devices, Critical care, OTC products and Glass. Expertise in advising on IP strategy and providing sustainable end-to-end solutions to facilitate evaluation and development of patentable and non-infringing opportunities in different business areas, aligned with the respective business strategy. Robust patent drafting and strong prosecution skills.; expertise in using various databases Developing IP strategy for generic launch from product selection to market launch by identifying PIII/PIV opportunities Qualifications: Certified Indian Patent Agent. Degree in Law (gold medalist) Diploma in Patents Law Diploma in International Business Development Masters in Organic Chemistry Key Responsibilities: Patent support for strategic molecule selection, patent certifications, development of non-infringing/invalidation strategy for PIV certifications, section 8 label carve-outs and trade dress evaluation. Drafting and filing of robust patent applications world-wide. Prosecuting patent applications world-wide to obtain patent grants. Providing non-infringement, patentability, freedom to operate, invalidity and other legal opinions. Competitive intelligence and landscaping. Patent support for due diligence in out-licensing. Advising in on-going litigations. Providing techno-legal advice to internal and external customers. Patent portfolio management. Operational excellence initiatives. Achievements: Awarded four gold medals by University of Mumbai for securing the first rank in LL.B - 2012 Authored an article entitled "Drug price control mechanisms in the Indian Patent Act" in The Pharma Revie
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