Bindu Donovan

Partner at Desmarais LLP

Bindu Donovan is a partner in Desmarais LLP’s life sciences practice, focusing on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She has more than two decades of experience in life sciences patent litigation, and has significant experience handling cases filed under the Hatch-Waxman Act on behalf of innovator drug companies. She has represented some of the world’s leading life sciences companies in high-stakes patent disputes, including cases relating to cancer, influenza, diabetes, hypertension, neurological and ophthalmic disorders, biotechnology and drug-eluting stents.

Ms Donovan was named as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and as a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, a publication honouring the achievements of lawyers in litigation practices in the United States. In addition, Ms Donovan was recognised for her life sciences-related patent work by LMG Life Sciences, and as an “IP Star” and as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property.

Ms Donovan began her career as an associate at Fish & Neave in 1998. In 2005, Ms Donovan moved to Sidley Austin LLP’s New York office, and in 2008 she was elevated to partner in the firm’s IP litigation practice. She joined Desmarais LLP as a partner in 2018.

Professional memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Fordham University School of Law, JD, 1998
  • Western University, MS, biology, 1993
  • York University, BS, biology, 1990

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Desmarais LLP
230 Park Avenue
New York NY 10169
United States

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