Dr Niti Dewan

Designation: Head of Patents & Business Development

Location: Mumbai & Pune


Dr Niti Dewan, a medical doctor and a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, heads the Patents Department at R K Dewan & Co. She is also responsible for the firm’s Business Development, Finance and Administration operations.
 
With over 15 years of experience in the IP field, Niti’s areas of speciality include: patent drafting, patent searching & analysis, international patent filing and prosecution, and IP portfolio management. Niti’s primary sectors of speciality are the life sciences, biosciences, pharmaceuticals and chemicals; however, she has extensive experience in carrying out invalidation and freedom-to-operate searches in all fields of technology including automobiles, IT, nanotechnology and material sciences. She frequently advises clients on their IP strategy.
 
Niti has been involved in participating and conducting numerous seminars on IP throughout India and overseas. She successfully completed the ‘IPR training course for Advanced IP practitioners’ conducted by the Japan Patent Office. She is also a certified patent valuation analyst.

Niti’s trademark practice encompasses advising clients on creating brands and registering them in India and internationally. She is actively involved in brand valuation and has handled some very interesting cases in this area.

Niti was a member of the Organizing Committee at the INTA India Forum meet in February 2013, where she also presented a talk titled ‘Differences in Trademark Practice between India and Other Countries’ and moderated a session on ‘Customs Recordal of Rights and Post Clearance Audits: Boon or Bane?’

Nitiserves on INTA’s Government Officials Education & Training Committee, where she has been nominated as the Co-leader of the Project Expansion Programme.Niti also serves on the Patents Standing Committee of APAA for 2013-2015.Niti served on INTA’s ‘Middle East, Africa & South Asia’ Subcommittee of the ‘Famous & Well-Known Marks’ Committee.

Niti is a member of AIPPI, AIPLA, MARQUES, FICPI and LES organizations. She serves on the advisory board of the Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India.

Niti is passionate about bonsai, architecture and interior design. Her time is also divided between being a busy mother of two and pursuing her law studies.

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