Prajakta Sonalker focuses her practice on complex intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret disputes, with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Prajakta has experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeals, and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She counsels clients on a variety of technologies, including cell and gene therapies, vaccines, antisense oligonucleotides, RNA interference, biologics, small molecules, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Prajakta also advises clients on patent licensing and due diligence, and assists clients in multijurisdictional and parallel proceedings outside the U.S.
As a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology, Prajakta leverages her in-depth experience in life sciences when counseling clients on their intellectual property challenges. She has over 15 years of experience practicing patent law. Prior to joining the firm, Prajakta worked at a global law firm and a boutique intellectual property firm. She also held positions as the intellectual property manager at New York University (NYU), where she supervised the preparation, prosecution, and maintenance of NYU’s extensive patent portfolio, and as an intellectual property technical specialist for a leading biotechnology company.