Punita's expertise lies predominantly in the area of biotechnology, with a specific focus on the technical fields of Agbio, diagnostics including point of care lateral flow tests, personalized medicine, biologics and gene therapy. Her experience also includes leading multi-disciplinary teams handling innovations which span the life sciences and electronics sectors. At both a personal and professional level, Punita is keenly interested in sustainable technology, in particular the ways in which the life sciences sector can improve sustainability to address key problems such as plastic pollution, packaging and the food industry.
Punita has worked extensively with multinational corporations, universities, and small to medium sized enterprises. She has a practical and commercially focused approach, and over the course of her career has assisted numerous small companies with IP portfolio management, with a focus toward building a robust patent strategy.
Punita is highly experienced in obtaining commercially valuable patent protection for her clients. Her practice includes routinely managing large global patent portfolios, as well as conducting due diligence to support corporate acquisition and investment, conducting freedom to operate analysis, and advising her clients on third party rights and infringement. Punita has defended her clients patent rights and commercial position in leading opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO.
MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences
November 16th 2020
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After a challenging couple of years, we are delighted to invite you to join us for HGF’s eighth annual IP in Healthcare Conference. We will review the latest intellectual property …Event details
HGF is holding a webinar and an in-person event covering the UPC in Germany and Austria this Spring. The provisional phase of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is now underway …Event details
HGF hosted a webinar on Wednesday 23rd March on Getting your first filing right. One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is: “when should we file?” Both …Event details
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