Ms
Punita
Shah

Patent Director

Manchester Office

Life sciences

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 796 854 3578
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Specialisms

  • Agbio
  • Cell and gene therapy
  • Diagnostics
  • Food technology
  • Gene editing technologies
  • Personalised medicine

Industries

  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MA

MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences

Conferences: 2020

November 16th 2020

CIPA Life Sciences conference 2020

Attended

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