Mita Sheikh

Mita Sheikh

is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. She has over 19 years of experience in advising and assisting clients in drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, patent due diligence, providing opinion on FTO, and developing business oriented patent strategies. She has been representing clients at the pre- and post-grant oppositions at the Indian Patent Office as well as providing technical support for patent litigations.

She has been facilitating fortune 500 Companies, small and mid-sized enterprises, start-ups, solo innovators, universities and government departments in various patent matters relating to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemistry, medical devices and allied technologies with special focus on small molecules, biological entities, drug delivery systems, enzymes, antibodies, protein engineering, vaccines, molecular diagnostics, biomarkers and nanotechnology.

Previously, she was an in-house patent professional with leading biotech and Pharma organizations like Reliance Life Sciences, Dr. Reddy’s and Ajanta Pharma and was also associated with one of India’s reputed law firm. She holds a degree in B.Sc. (Chemistry), B.Sc. (Botany) and M.Sc. (Plant Physiology), a post graduate Diploma in Patents Law from NALSAR University and Certificate in Management of Intellectual Property from the AOTS and JIII, Japan. She is registered patent agent admitted to practice before the Indian Patent Office. She has talked at numerous occasions addressing industry and academia on various aspects viz. building and managing strong patent portfolio for strategic as well as monetary competitive advantage.