LLM Graduate in International Intellectual Property with an experience of over three years in patent prosecution, copyright and trademark filings along with PCT applications. Ability to oversee and manage important projects while ensuring timely completion of project deadlines. An undergraduate degree in law from India along a master's degree with concentration in Intellectual Property.
Areas of Expertise
Trademark and Patent Law
International Intellectual Property Law
USPTO & PCT filings
Intellectual Property Paralegal09/2016 to 07/2017Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLPChicago, IL
Executed clearance searches through CorSearch, Saegis and USPTO database for all incoming marks; drafted client reports and opinions for attorney review and initiated trademark policing.
Prepared Trademark Applications, Statements of Use, Extension Requests to file Statements of Use, Intent to Use Applications, Declarations of Use, Renewal Applications filed with the USPTO.
Facilitated communication between domestic and foreign agents, attorneys and trademark offices.
Assisted six attorneys single-handedly in preparing and filing U.S. and international patent applications.
Drafted provisional, utility, design and PCT applications for filing which included preparing formal documents such as Information Disclosure Statements, Application Data Sheets, Power of Attorneys, Assignments, and Declarations, calculating filing fees and ordering any additional documents from the PTO or outside vendors to complete filings.
Monitored up-coming due dates for all pending applications during each phase of prosecution and processed Responses to Office Actions, Preliminary Amendments, Request for Continued Examination, Issue Fee's, and corresponded with foreign associates to pay all maintenance fees.
Intellectual Property Law Clerk01/2016 to 04/2016K & L Gates LLPChicago, IL
Successfully performed patentability and prior art searches for engineered materials and technology-based services utilizing online tools, Google Patents and the USPTO database.
Consulted with clients (various business sectors) to protect the intellectual property rights of their inventions in the US, and all participating countries of the PCT.
Researched trademark laws and patent laws nationally and internationally and presented brief memos to clients addressing their IP issues.
Performed preliminary "knock-out" searches for numerous trademarks utilizing software's like CorSearch and Saegis along with the USPTO database.
Intellectual Property Associate01/2015 to 07/2016PICK-OR-TOW Technologies Private LtdPune, India
Filed the copyrights and trademarks for the company and advised on the issues relating to infringement and renewals.
Prepared and negotiated non-disclosure agreements, technical service agreements, trade agreements reducing the legal cost of the company by 20%.
Reviewed and revised the company's compliance and legal policies with respect to the Corporate Mandates.
Researched and resolved issues that jeopardized the integrity of trademark preservation.
Legal Intern05/2014 to 06/2014IndiaLawMumbai
Conducted extensive research on issues
involving Intellectual Property Law, company law and International law for the
Advised FMCG companies on their
relevant IP rights and guided them with presentations on current IP Rules and
Complete initial phases of filing patent applications under the
(PCT) countries on behalf of the clients.
Co-Founder And Owner06/2012 to CurrentRaah- The Path to HumanityPune, India
Organized charities and donations for the betterment of the orphans and needy sections of the society.
LLM- Master of law in Intellectual Property Rights2016IIT- Chicago Kent College of LawChicago, IL, US
Coursework: Patent Law, Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, International Business Transactions
BSL- Bachelor of Legal Science, LLB-Bachelor of Legislative Laws2015ILS Law CollegePune, IndiaGPA: 3.5/4
"The Borderless Torrents: Infringing the Copyright Laws around the World." for IDEA- The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, Volume 57, Issue 2
"Cyber Squatting: A Challenge to IPR"; "Tradename: Whether a Trademark" for the IndiaLaw blog.
Activities and Honors
Diploma in Advanced Course on E-Commerce and Intellectual Property Rights- WIPO, Geneva
Diploma in Patent Cooperation Treaty and Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights- WIPO, Geneva
CPI, I: Manage, CorSearch, Saegis, Westlaw, LexisNexis, Microsoft Office