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Mechanical Electrical

August 31, 2012

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Ypsita Demunshi

**** * ****** ** | Washington, DC 20037 | 914-***-**** |


• Authorized to work in the United States under H1-B Visa


• Five years of experience filing and prosecuting US, EP, JP, PCT utility and design patents in software, electrical, mechanical, printer technologies, internet securities, online coupon and marketing, and online advertising fields of technology

• Technical expertise in mechanical, electrical technology fields of technology

• Research experience with Lexis Nexis, Westlaw

• Ability to formulate IP strategy for start-ups and maintaining an active IP portfolio

• Performed Freedom-to-operate, Invalidity, Infringement, Clearance, Prior-art, Landscape, patent and trademark searches using paid patent and non-patent literature databases

• Strong IP licensing and docketing, Patent licensing and negotiating skills

• Quick learner, team player, good leadership and communication skills

• Member of American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Association of University Technology Managers, and Patent Information Users Group


Patent Specialist 2011 to Present

PatPro Inc. Alexandria, VA

• Analyzing client needs for utility and design patent searches in mechanical, electrical, biomedical arts

• Designing search types and formulating search strategies

• Performing manual class/subclass searching based on US and EP classifications on EAST

• Searching patent literature using paid databases like Thomson, Micropat, Delphion, Questel Orbit, STN

• Searching non-patent literature from paid and non-paid databases like IEEE, Medline, JSTOR, Ovid, Elsevier, Nature, Aladin, Springer, AGRICOLA

• Analyzing search results to identify relevant intellectual property, drafting patent search reports, advising clients on relevancy of search results, collaborating and maintaining searches performed, providing in-depth information of search strategies, tactics, and results to clients

Associate 2010 to 2011

Technology Transfer Office, George Washington University Washington, DC

• Drafted and delivered opinion on patentability of proposed invention disclosures

• Scrutinized small and large patent portfolios covering a broad range of technology

• Performed patent and non-patent literature searches based on invention disclosures

• Drafted at-a-glance search reports based on prior art searches

• Drafted marketing summaries for medical devices, electro-chemical inventions

• Managed patent applications for electrochemical and mechanical inventions to formulate an effective patenting strategy to gain maximum protection

• Docketed Patent Projects

• Assisted in OTT Technology Fellows Program by training new fellows on the basics of patent searching

IP Corps (one of only nine members selected worldwide) 2010


• Performed patentability and landscape IP searches related to vaccination for influenza technology

Patent Specialist 2009 to 2010

IUS Juris LLC Orlando, FL

• Drafted claims and specifications for US mechanical, electrical, and software applications, particularly printer technologies

• Prosecuted US and PCT cases by reviewing prior art, making amendments, and crafting responses

Patent Associate Intern 2008

GE Pvt. Ltd. India

• Opined on patentability and the probable focus of research by performing landscape patent searches

• Produced at-a-glance search reports on biomedical, nanotechnology, and healthcare inventions to help recognize new areas of potentially-commercial technology

• Assessed biomedical devices being developed in university laboratories across USA and Europe

Patent Associate, Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) 2008

Technology Transfer Cell at Indian Institute of Technology India

• Identified patentable ideas from students and faculties across the IIT campus

• Performed patentability and landscape searches on electrical, mechanical inventions

• Guided undergraduate students and faculties on IP awareness issues by conducting workshops

IP Research Associate 2006 to 2007

Jubilant Biosys Ltd. India

• Assessed patentability of bio-chemical/electro-chemical inventions by conducting patent searches, analysis, and drafting search reports

• Audited IP by reviewing laboratory notebooks to ensure compliance with internal due diligence guidelines

• Presented IP awareness workshops to scientific staff and researcher


• Strategizing IP for cyber-security and marketing start-ups like EngageClick and Urban Technology Ventures

• Providing landscape and prior art patent and trademark searches for start-ups and individual inventors

• Providing basic IP guidance to WHEELS organization


The George Washington University Law School Washington, DC

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law (GPA: 2.94/4.0; Top 15%) 2010-2011

• Honors: Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship (full tuition waiver awarded for academic merit)

• Courses: Patent Law, Patent Appellate Practice, Patent Strategies and Practice, International and Comparative Patent Law, IP Licensing, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, IP Drafting

• Papers: “A comparative study of Effective Technology Transfer; U.S. v. Japan”; “Patenting isolated and purified genes: Germany v. Japan”

• Activities: Giles Rich Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) India

Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (GPA: 8.22/10; Rank 1) 2007-2008

• Honors : UGC Granted Fellowship for study of Agricultural Biotech Projects on IP portfolio and management

• Courses: Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, IP Management, Competition and IP Antitrust, Management of Information Systems, Claim and Patent Drafting

• Award: 3rd Prize, Claim Drafting Competition, Organized by IIT and Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan Partners

Vellore Institute of Technology India

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biotechnology 2001-2005

(GPA: 8.45/10; Top 10%)

• Courses: Computer Programming, Object Oriented Design and Programming, Basics of electrical and electronics engineering including semiconductor /wireless technologies, Mechanical engineering basics, Newtonian mechanics

• Paper: “Detection and Identification of SNP Variations in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma”


• USPTO certified patent searcher using EAST – June 2011

• WIPO certified on the basics of IP laws

• Eligible and in the process of appearing for the USPTO Patent Agent Examination

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