Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • District of New Jersey


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2013
  • Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006
  • B.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mumbai, University of Mumbai, 2001
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Prajakta A. Sonalker, Ph.D.


Prajakta Sonalker, Ph.D., focuses her practice on patent litigation with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent litigation.

Prajakta is a registered patent attorney with several years of experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical and medical device patent prosecution, patentability assessments, inventorship analyses, and intellectual property due diligence for licensing and business development activities. She has also been involved in interference, opposition, re-examination, and patent infringement and litigation proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked as the intellectual property manager for New York University where she supervised the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of NYU’s extensive patent portfolio, and as a technical specialist for Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a leading biotechnology company in the Washington D.C metro area.

Prajakta received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology in 2006 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her doctoral thesis focused on the role of renal sodium ion channel transporters in the development of hypertension. She has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented her research at national and international scientific meetings.

Representative Clients

  • Gilead