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Dr. Archana Thakur
Patent Associate,
Chennai, India

Dr. Archana Thakur is a synthetic chemist with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) background. She received her Master’s degree in Chemistry from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Her Doctoral work is in organometallic chemistry from Himachal Pradesh University under a major research project financially assisted by University Grants Commission. She also received the Women Scientists Fellowship in Intellectual Property Rights from Department of Science & Technology. She published 12 papers in national/ international journals and a book on Practical Engineering Chemistry. She has done some advanced courses from WIPO, Geneva on Patent Drafting, Software Licensing and IP Management. Her IPR skills include Patent search, Analytics, Landscaping, Patent Drafting, Claim mapping, etc. She is proficient in using Patent Databases Thomson Innovation, inPASS, USPTO, SIPO, espacenet, The Lens, Patentscope, etc. Her work experience includes more than seven years of research and teaching in chemistry.

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Areas of Expertise

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As part of the Women Scientist Fellowship programme, she conducted patentability search reports for university inventions to be submitted to TIFAC for financial assistance. She is skilled in patent search reports of chemistry, biotechnology and agrochemicals. She is experienced in Patentability Searches, Freedom-to-operate searches, Validity/Invalidity searches. She is proficient in using paid patent databases, namely Thomson Innovation, Total Patents, and patent digital libraries like inPASS, USPTO, SIPO, espacenet, Patentscope, etc.

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Patent Landscaping

As part of Woman Scientist Fellowship, she submitted patent landscape reports of medicinal herbs, namely Physalis minima and Pogostemon patchouli to DST/TIFAC.

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IP Management

Dr Archana has completed a course on Intellectual Property Management (DL-450) offered by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Academy, Geneva.

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Patent Drafting

She has done an advanced course on Patent Drafting, (DL 320) from the World Intellectual Property Office Academy, Geneva.

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IP Awareness

Dr Archana organised a workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights in Research, Development and Academics” in State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, HP.  She also delivered invited talks on the Importance of Prior Art in Research at the Jaypee University of Information Technology and Shoolini University, HP.