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Manjiri Gagare

Patent Agent - Life Sciences

Patent agent-Life Sciences, Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). As a patent agent, Manjiri’s role involves protecting the intellectual property developed at Purdue University. Her responsibilities are to evaluate Purdue inventions, prepare and prosecute Patent applications.

Manjiri holds double Bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and Pharmaceuticals and fine Chemicals from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. She is a registered patent agent for both US and India.  Prior to OTC, she has worked as a solo practitioner (patent agent). She also has experience of working in the IP departments of various pharmaceutical industries and has filed patents for drug discovery and process research. Before moving into the IP field, she worked as scientist in the drug discovery center of Piramal Life Sciences.

  • What outdated fashion would you love to see brought back?  Polka dots
  • Which of your many talents would you perform in a talent show?  Dance (Indian Classical/Bollywood)
  • Write out in three steps what your plan of action would be if a mouse just ran by your door: Scream, run away and sneak peek
  • How would you explain to a child who has just mastered his/her multiplication tables that doubling a temperature of “zero degrees” does not equal zero? Although it is 0 C, it is really 273 K or 32 F! Seriously, I am not looking forward to this question coming from my kids.

Patent Agent - Life Sciences