Gurmeet has multidisciplinary knowledge in Intellectual property, Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. She has 14 years of experience in Drug Discovery R&D of Panacea Biotec Ltd, where she was instrumental in setting up and establishing the IP department along with managing a Discovery chemistry lab. She was responsible for Intellectual Property management and strategizing for all drug discovery projects (all the patent related activities like prior art search, infringement analysis, patent landscaping, IP due diligence, patent drafting, patent filing and patent prosecution at national and international levels). She was actively involved in analysing ideas, conducting patentability analysis and providing patentability opinions for all the projects at drug discovery research resulting in development of substantial Intellectual Property portfolio with NCE patents granted in US, EP, JP, Russia, China, Singapore, Australia and India. She has worked extensively in Drug Discovery research and was actively involved in designing novel NCE’s with desired biological and physiochemical properties, their chemical synthesis, optimization, lead determination and scale ups. She has several discovery patents to her credit. The successful NCE’s from one metabolic disorder projects is under clinical development. In addition to Drug Discovery experience, she has also CRO experience in handling FTE/FSS work for national as well as international clients. She has doctorate degree in chemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She was recipient of University Gold medal in M. Sc (Hons), Chemistry and B. Sc (Hons), Chemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has done several advanced Intellectual Property Courses from WIPO and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Patents Law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.