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PARVATHI KOTA, PH.D.

Founder & Managing Attorney

Tel: 214-774-4573

pkota@kotalawpllc.com

Parvathi Kota, Ph.D. is a registered patent attorney with an extensive science background.  Dr. Kota's practice focuses on intellectual property 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.

 

Dr. Kota published several articles in peer-reviewed science journals.  She has been invited to present her research at several national and international scientific meetings.  She 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.

Education

 

  • Fordham University School of Law

    • Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • Postdoctoral research

  • The S.R. Noble Foundation

    • Postdoctoral research

  • University of Hyderabad

    • Ph.D., Life Sciences

    • M.Phil., Life Sciences

    • M.Sc., Life Sciences

  • Andhra University

    • B.Sc. (with distinction) Biology and Chemistry

 

Bar Admissions

 

  • New York

  • Texas

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Texas State Bar Association

  • Sigma Xi

  • South Asian Bar Association

  • US-India Chamber of Commerce, DFW

Previous Experience

  • Skiermont Derby LLP, Dallas

  • Paul Hastings LLP, New York

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Scientist

Distinctions and Honors

  • Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

  • First Year Best Brief Award in Law School

  • Best Paper of the Year Award for The Plant Cell Paper

  • Research Fellowships from Government of India