Dr. Sharma brings over 11 years of in-house and law firm experience in various aspects of patent law, including U.S. patent preparation and prosecution, foreign prosecution, patentability analysis, freedom to operate analysis, validity assessments, and IP strategy development. She brings patent prosecution experience in a wide variety of technologies including advanced materials, polymers, biomaterials, fibers, nanowebs, solar cells, lithium ion battery and separators, nanotechnology, semiconductors, optics, opto-electronic devices, printing devices, lubricants, personal & home care products, biomedical, and pharmaceutical products and methods.
Prior to joining Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman, P.C., Dr. Sharma worked as an in-house patent agent at DuPont Company for over five years providing IP support to Central Research and Development in the areas of biomaterials, chemical and material sciences and at MH2 Technology Law Group for over five years in the areas including advanced materials, image processing devices, toners, semiconductor devices and fabrication, personal care and home care products, lubricant compositions, and nanomaterials, devices, and fabrication.
Dr. Sharma started her patent law career as a science advisor with Elman Technology Law, P.C., where she worked in the areas of optics, biomedical and mechanical arts. Prior to her IP career, Dr. Sharma worked as a research scientist at Photon-X, Inc. for three years working with ceramics, polymers, and polymer nano-composites for photonic applications.
Dr. Sharma received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, MS in Polymer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India), and BS in Chemistry with Honors from Hindu College, University of Delhi (India). Dr. Sharma is member of American Chemical Society and is registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.