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Office Manager

Fairfax, VA
October 17, 2018

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An Intellectual Property Rights professional having varied work experience in multiple roles like IP Assistant, Patent Officer etc. Successfully filed about 10 patens and publications in the areas of Bio Similars and Nutraceuticals.

Experience Summary:

Skilled at Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches, Patentability, Patent Landscapes, Patent Drafting, Filing, Prosecution, Infringement Analysis, Invalidation grounds for constraining patents.

Drafted Patent applications related to Life Sciences Biosimilars and Nutraceuticals.

Domain expertise: Small Molecules, Peptides, Recombinant Enzymes, Monoclonal Antibodies, Fusion Proteins, and other Polypeptides.

IP Tools Experience:

Paid databases: Sci-finder, Micropat, STN (Total Patent, Westlaw, Delphion, Micro Patent Insight Pro, and Chemdraw.

Free databases: Espacenet, USPTO, Patentlens, free patent online, Google patents, Australia n patent office, Indian patent office, Canadian patent office, non-patent databases such as Google scholar

Professional Experience:

Dr.Reddys Laboratories Junior Manager in Intellectual Property

Providing necessary information on Non-infringement, FTO and Patent Invalidation assignments.

IP Evaluation for selection of new products for various markets.

Infringement Analysis for different geographies.

Conducting prior art search and preparing invalidation report and ground for filling of opposition for concerned patents.

Monitoring the relevant pending applications and designing overall IP strategy for pending patent applications.

Day to Day updates and evaluation of newly published patent applications.

Patent alerts, setting up monthly alerts on databases.

Proposing possible new IP opportunities to the management.

Coordination with attorneys, R&D scientists, business development, senior management, and internal legal department.

Preparing technical briefs for pre-grant & post grant oppositions

Patent drafting, prosecution of Nutraceutical, Biotech and Chemistry applications.

Conduct Correspondence with local Patent Office

Co-ordinate Patent Application Filing in local and foreign countries

Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Senior Executive in Intellectual Property

Conducted focused patent searches and analysis (patentability, invalidity searches, freedom-to-operate, state of the art analysis).

Patent landscape preparation and clearance analysis of drug products for various markets – US, Europe, Japan, Canada and other emerging markets

Company IPR analysis and Gap Analysis

Conducting Patent Training for scientists working in R&D.

Facilitating discussions with in house attorney to get opinion on concerned patent(s)/ applications(s).

Communicating with business teams by providing IP data for identification of new molecules.

Preparing IP evaluation & clearance reports for non-infringement of finished formulation protocol provided by F&D for different geography (US, Europe, WHO, India & ROW markets).

Evaluating prior art literature and patentability through mapping relevant references from different patent database, journals& review articles.

DMF filings.

Educational Qualification:

Master of Science (Biotechnology) 2004, University of Madras, Chennai, India (Department of Biotechnology)

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science) 2002, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Diploma in Patent Law (IPR) from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad

Paralegal Certificate Course (The Center for Legal Studies) George Masion University, Virginia United States

Patents Filed

1.WO2007/074479 – Novel strain of Schizochytrium Limacinum useful in the production of lipids and extracellular polysaccharides and process thereof.

Field of Invention- Nutraceuticals

2.IN65/CHE/2010 - Purification of Proteins

3.IN2853/CHE/2009-Process of purification of a modified cytokine

4.IN1471/CHE/2008-Process for obtaining an active growth factor

5.IN3214/CHE/2009-A method of purification of proteins by ion exchange chromatography

6.IN3213/CHE/2009-protien purification by Ion exchange chromatography

Field of Invention-Biotechnology

7.IN1472/CHE/2008-Process for isolation of an active growth factor

8.IN1720/CHE/2009- A method for nucleic acid extraction from cell free samples

Field of Invention-Microbiology


Won a special Appreciation Award in Dr. Reddy’s for contribution towards IP & IP Newsletter

Nominated for award in Dr.Reddy’s for finding a complex invalidating positions in formulations.

Awarded as College Topper in Bachelor’s Degree

Participated in Teach India campaign conducted by a leading newspaper Times of India

PG Dissertation & Publication:

Title: Adenosine Deaminase as an Immune Enzyme Marker for assessing cell mediated immunity in Diabetes Mellitus.

Organization: National Institute Of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India


M Shiva Prakash (Senior Research Officer), Master of Science (M.Sc.) Summer Trainee, Altered Adenosine Deaminase Activity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Journal, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine Vol. 7, No. 2 2006

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