Purnima Malkani
Purnima MalkaniSr Vice President & Head - Legal and IPR,
Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd (RLS)

Purnima Malkani is the Sr. VP & Head-Legal & IPR at Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd (RLS). She has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Before joining RLS, she was working with J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (JBCPL) as Manager-Legal. She has practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Mumbai for about 5 years before joining JBCPL.

At RLS, Purnima’s role is to design strategies and policies relating to IP Management and Legal Risk Management, identify value creation opportunities, and assist in drafting Patents, Trade Mark Applications, and in other IP protection documentation, perform non-infringement analysis and advise on IP clearances and provide Freedom to Operate (FTO) reports of commercial products. She also addresses IP risks in agreements for RLS products in global markets, identifies and evaluates existing new products /process patenting opportunities at national and international levels, and assists in developing a profitable product pipeline based on patent expiry.

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