PRACTICE AREA/INDUSTRY FOCUS
Biotechnology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology
With a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology, Gitika specializes in the fields of biostatistics, microbiology, plant and animal tissue culture, immunology, and immune-diagnostics. She is involved in all phases of patenting from drafting patent applications, their filing and prosecution and enforcement of patents in the fields of Biotechnology and Chemistry. She also advises clients on patentability, patent validity, enforceability, infringement, and freedom to operate.
She has extensive experience in contentious proceedings, be it pre-grant or post-grant opposition proceedings before the Indian Patent office or Revocation and appeal proceedings. Some commercially important applications/patents have been defended by her before the Indian Patent Office and IPAB. She has also been part of the team that successfully represented Monsanto and defended its patent for BT technology before the Supreme Court of India. She also takes keen interest in legal research.
Some of the articles co-authored by her include, “Agri-patents: The battle of the seeds”, “A patent attack on three fronts” published in LSIPR (Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review); “Indian pharmaceutical patent law: the revocation of two pathbreaking patents” published by Thomson Reuters; “Case law clarifies patent questions” published in ManagingIP.
Gitika is also a contributor to the India chapter of the leading publication “Getting the Deal Through”.
- Patent Agent
- Member of AIPLA
- Member of APAA
- Member of Delhi Bar Council