Swapna brings with her over 10 years of industrial experience in Intellectual Property, particularly patents. Swapna worked at GE for over 8 years. She has worked closely with technology and legal teams to develop patenting strategies and have drafted over 120 US patent applications and over 200 USPTO Office Action responses across technology domains.
She has been involved in and has conducted extensive training and mentoring to IP/R&D professionals covering various aspects of IP. A polymer chemist by background, Swapna has worked in a wide variety of technology areas ranging from chemistry and materials, energy, water purification and separation, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and life-sciences. She has been trained in US Patent laws and rules by US Attorneys and is a certified searcher by WON (GO).
She is a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and an M.Sc. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.