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Biosciences, Pharma, Chemistry, Nutraceuticals & Ayurveda

BananaIP offers high quality Patent services for the life sciences sector including Pharma, Biotech, Genetics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Ayurveda, Traditional Medicine and Food Sciences among others. The biosciences department is led by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan, an experienced and accomplished patent attorney. She has the experience of working as an inhouse counsel in a drug discovery company as well as a patent firm for more than fifteen years. Her team includes patent attorneys and experts from different domains ranging from pharma and chemistry to ayurveda and biotechnology.

Over the years, the biosciences patent department of BananaIP has helped several innovator companies file, prosecute and acquire patent grants in more than hundred countries. The department has also helped generic companies launch patent risk free products and defend patent suits and actions effectively. Patent attorneys in the department also work with companies and research institutions in ayurveda, traditional medicine, and dietary supplements on a regular basis. They have also handled numerous patent projects in biotechnology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and related areas.

Patent Services

  • Patent Search and Analysis
  • FTO Analysis and Opinion
  • Patent Filing and Prosecution
  • PCT Filing
  • National Phase Filings
  • Infringement Analysis
  • Claim Mapping
  • Opposition, Revocation and Invalidation
  • Patent Landscaping
  • Licensing and Biodiversity Approvals
  • Litigation Management
  • Technology Transfer and Material Transfer Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution and Settlement

Technology Domains

BananaIP has worked with clients in the following domains:

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Enzymology
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Genetic engineering
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Naturaceuticals
  • Ayurvedic compositions and formulations
  • Herbal Medicines
Vinita Radhakrishnan

Vinita Radhakrishnan

Senior Partner

• Internationally recognized life sciences, pharma and traditional medicine patent agent/attorney.

• Has significant inhouse experience in helping pharma companies strategize, protect and license intellectual property.

• Works with a portfolio of clients across the world on international patent strategy, filing and protection.

Biosciences & Pharma Patent Department ​

BananaIP’s Senior Partner, Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan heads the Biosciences, Pharma, Chemistry, Nutraceuticals & Ayurveda Patent Department.

About Vinita Radhakrishnan

Vinita Radhakrishnan is a senior partner at BananaIP Counsels, and heads the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Chemistry practice of the firm. She also works with Start-ups and Women Inventors. Prior to joining BananaIP, Vinita worked with a research based pharmaceutical company as its in-house patent counsel. Vinita has authored a book on Patent Law and Practice, which was published by Oxford University Press. She holds a Masters in Health Sciences from University of Pune and also, an L.L.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Germany and George Washington University, USA. During her brief stint as a researcher at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, she worked in the area of Pharmaceutical Innovation and Patent Law in Developing Countries.

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