Sudha Kannan
Sudha KannanHead - Patent Cell and Knowledge Centre,
Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Private Limited

In a career spanning over fifteen years in Intellectual Property, Sudha Kannan has filed close to 200 patents across the globe, with almost all patents moving towards grant. She is Head - Patent Cell and Knowledge Centre at Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Private Limited, the corporate R&D Centre for Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai.

Patent searching and analysis is a unique capability with her PhD on the development of a patent search methodology. Having an information analysis background, patent & information analytics is an area of expertise well recognized by peers and IP lawyers who have had interactions with Sudha. As a corollary, Sudha’s preparation of technical support documents for patent opposition has been a special skill and she has been instrumental in filing patent oppositions. Patent prior art search is Sudha’s another area of expertise, having conducted a few hundred searches in the present job alone.

Being a part of corporate R&D for a large conglomerate not in pharmaceuticals, but largely in basic chemistry, she has developed expertise in inorganic chemistry, which is a difficult area due to the nature of subject and lack of uniqueness. Sudha has filed close to 100 patents for the current company, with little rejections.

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