Parvathi Kota, Ph.D. is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group, focusing on intellectual property and patent law, with an extensive background in science. Dr. Kota’s practice focuses on intellectual property transaction and licensing, patent portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, opinion work, due diligence, inter partes review, and patent litigation.
Dr. Kota has more than fifteen years of research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, enzymology, protein chemistry, and biotechnology. She worked as a research scientist in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Professor Har Gobind Khorana at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied structure-function relationships in rhodopsin. Dr. Kota’s postdoctoral work with Dr. Richard Dixon focused on the genetic modification of lignin biosynthesis in alfalfa. She identified new substrates for key enzymes in the lignin biosynthesis and proposed a new pathway for alfalfa. Dr. Kota’s doctoral dissertation focused on the purification and regulation of photosynthetic enzymes.
Additionally, Dr. Kota has published several articles in peer-reviewed science journals. She has been invited to present her research at several national and international scientific meetings and has also served as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant applications and for scientific journals. She received several awards for her academic excellence. While at MIT, Dr. Kota taught an advanced undergraduate seminar course on G-protein coupled receptors.
With her experience in both scientific as well as legal fields, she can understand complex scientific inventions and intricate legal issues and provide strategic counseling to her clients. She is thorough, consistent, patient, and professional, giving each case the utmost attention. An integral part of her services is to work closely with her clients and to help them protect their intellectual property.
Prior to joining Parlatore Law Group, Dr. Kota founded Kota Law PLLC, where she practiced intellectual property and business law. And previously, she worked as a patent agent at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington DC, and as an associate at Paul Hasting LLP in New York and at an intellectual property litigation boutique in Dallas.
Dr. Kota is affiliated with the following organizations: the Dallas Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Texas State Bar Association, Sigma Xi, the South Asian Bar Association, and the US-India Chamber of Commerce, DFW.
Dr. Kota is licensed to practice in New York, Texas, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
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