Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney, Solicitor
London, EIP Europe LLP
Monika is a life sciences specialist with a track record of achieving successful outcomes for clients in challenging cases. She has particular expertise in contentious proceedings at the European Patent Office, often involving multiple parties, and in advising on strategically significant patent portfolios. She regularly provides freedom to operate and validity opinions and has also coordinated and advised on major IP due diligence projects.
With a background that is legal as well as scientific, and by combining a strategic approach with attention to detail, Monika has built a reputation for her advocacy in EPO examination and opposition proceedings. She has represented some of the world's most innovative organisations in the life sciences sector in technical areas including cancer immunotherapy utilising machine learning, microbiome therapeutics, gene therapy, therapeutic nucleotides and peptides, antibody formats, antibody discovery and diagnostics.
Monika joined EIP from a position as partner at another UK IP firm. Her professional experience spans over fifteen years and includes private practice firms in the UK and India as well as in-house experience supporting the biologicals and biopharma teams at a global healthcare company.
Monika has a degree in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry, and a law degree, both from the University of Delhi. She also gained a master of laws degree, specialising in intellectual property, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.