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Neha joined the Firm in 2006 and has over a decade of experience in drafting, filing and prosecution of international, foreign and national level patent applications; handling oppositions; appellate matters; conducting patent searches; and advising on issues of bio diversity, their practice and patentability, under Indian law.
She handles patent applications relating to pharmaceutical, chemical and biological technologies including chemical processes, new chemical entities, pharmaceutical formulations, polymers and catalysts. She has particularly strong expertise in the field of biotechnology, including genetic engineering, antibody-based technologies, therapeutic and medical inventions.
Neha read life sciences at the graduate level with a specialization in botany and subsequently obtained a master’s degree in biotechnology. She is also a registered patent agent. Prior to joining the Firm, she was involved in the research and development of transgenics at The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) and also underwent industrial training sponsored by the Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Her long and varied experiences equip her with the ability to provide solution centric advice tailored to the commercial goals of clients. She is also a frequent speaker on patent issues and representative of the Firm in various international and national conferences including the AIPPI, BIPF (BRICS IP Forum) and GIPC. In addition, her articles on patent law and practice have been published in several leading newsletters and intellectual property magazines.
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