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Enrolled at the Bar in 1992, Ranjna is a prominent face of the Indian IP fraternity and leads the Life Sciences practice of the Firm. She has extensive experience in rendering patentability opinions, carrying out and analysing patent searches including freedom to operate searches, drafting patent specifications, filing national and international (PCT) applications, handling patent applications in diverse fields of technology, conducting patent oppositions and handling issues of enforcement. She is well versed in the intricacies of patent law and skilled at formulating strategy for developing and managing patent portfolios. Her experience is particularly pronounced in pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical patents, with a special focus on appeals and contentious matters. She has handled many high profile matters before various forums including the Indian Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).
That apart, Ranjna also has significant expertise in filing and prosecuting design applications as well as handling the cancellation of designs. Her experience also extends to the protection of plant varieties and obtaining necessary approvals from the National Biodiversity Authority.
She participates in various IP initiatives – often delivering lectures on IP law at domestic and international fora; adjudging moot court competitions at universities; and assisting the government on policy development and related issues. She has also written several pieces for renowned IP publications and comments frequently on topical developments.
Currently, she holds the position of Vice-President, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). She is also a Council Member in the APAA International Council and member of the APAA International Patents Committee. She been voted as a leading IPR attorney in India in a number of IP surveys conducted by renowned IP publications.
Patents; Designs; Plant Varieties and Bio Diversity
Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, PG diploma in Industrial relation and Personnel Management, LL.M.
Ranjna enjoys being in the company of family and friends when she’s not at work. She’s also very fond of reading and music.
‘IP STAR’ – Managing Intellectual Property magazine: 2019, 2020
‘Distinguished Practitioner (Intellectual Property) – Asialaw Profiles 2020, 2021; ‘Leading Lawyer’ (Intellectual Property) – Asialaw Profiles, 2016-2019
‘Featured Lawyer (Prosecution)’ – IAM Patent 1000 (The World’s Leading Patent Professionals), 2015-20
‘IP Expert: Patents’ – Asia IP 2021
“With “outstanding life sciences expertise”, Ranjna Mehta-Dutt leads the way on chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical instructions.”
IAM Patent 1000 2014
“Ranjna Mehta-Dutt is highly sought after for her “immense command of prosecution strategy and law” and enviable scientific background.”
IAM Patent 1000 2016
Asia IP Profiles 2015
IAM Patent 1000 2017
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