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Vijeta Sharma, Ph.D.

is a Technical Specialist in LexpertConsilium LLP, a back office of Davé Law Group, LLC. She focuses her practice in counselling clients on domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution, as well as on patent evaluation, portfolio management and landscape or competitor analysis. Vijeta provides patentability opinions, prepares new patent applications, and prosecutes Indian and foreign applications. She has experience in prosecuting office actions, preparing and filing for NBA (National Biodiversity Authority, India) approval, IP due diligence and supporting the litigation team. In addition to her patent counseling and prosecution practice, she also provides strategic advice and pre-litigation analysis and prepares freedom-to-operate, enforceability, and infringement opinions.

Recent Articles by Vijeta Sharma, Ph.D.

India Gives Birth to IP Division in Delhi High Court

In India, a similar administrative adjudicatory body to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), called the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), was constituted by a Gazette notification of the Central Government in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on September 15, 2003…. However, the IPAB was eradicated by the Central Government of India by way of the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, published in the Gazette of India on April 4, 2021…. To address the backlog and growing number of cases, the Delhi High Court, on the recommendations of a two-member judge committee, recently announced the creation of the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) in a press release titled “Creation Of Intellectual Property Division in the Delhi High Court.”