Padmaja Chinta is an experienced intellectual property attorney and trial lawyer.  Paddy has counseled clients on all aspects of intellectual property with an emphasis on litigation.  In her thirteen years of practice, Paddy has extensively litigated cases from inception of suit through trial and appeal.  Her cases span a broad spectrum of technologies with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman ANDA litigation and the electrical field.  The products involved in her cases range from pain medications, cancer drugs, HIV drugs and allergy medications to data compressors, power converters, televisions, and car air bag controllers to recombinant DNA and floor boards.  She has obtained significant victories in claim constructions, summary judgment, pre-trial, and discovery motions for her clients.  She has also represented clients in arbitration, trademark, breach of contract, and antitrust litigation.

In addition, Paddy has counseled clients on pre-suit investigations, product launches, and business strategies for pipeline products.  Paddy has negotiated license deals involving products with hundreds of millions in revenue.  She has prepared infringement and validity opinions of counsel.  She is also experienced in procurement of patents and trademarks from the U.S. Patent Office.  Paddy's clients have ranged from multinational corporations to small start-ups and select individuals.

Paddy started her career and practiced for several years at Fish & Neave (subsequently part of Ropes & Gray), one of the premier intellectual property firms in the country.  She also gained valuable business perspective having been senior in-house counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug company in the world.  This unique experience equips Paddy to provide practical and results-oriented solutions to her clients. 

Prior to her legal career, she was a marketing executive for Bausch & Lomb and practiced as an optometrist. Paddy obtained her Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was President of the LL.M. Association.

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                             Professional Affiliations
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
New York
  NY Intellectual Property Law Assoc.
South Asian Bar Assoc. of New York