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Padmaja Chinta chairs Dunnington’s patent group and is a member of Dunnington’s  intellectual property, advertising, art and fashion law  and litigation, arbitration and mediation practice groups.  She is an experienced intellectual property attorney and trial lawyer. She has counseled clients on all aspects of intellectual property with an emphasis on litigation.

Padmaja 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. Like many of her clients, she is an entrepreneur having co-founded a successful IP boutique firm. This unique experience equips Padmaja 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. Padmaja obtained her Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was President of the LL.M. Association.

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

Padmaja has extensively litigated cases in federal courts from inception of suit through trial and appeal. Her cases span a broad spectrum of technologies with a particular focus on the technology field and Hatch-Waxman ANDA litigation. The products involved in her cases have included video games, IoT devices, data compressors, televisions, and car air bag controllers as well as pain medications, cancer drugs, and medical devices. She has obtained significant victories in claim constructions, summary judgment, pre-trial, and §101 motions to dismiss for her clients. She has successfully defended patents in IPR proceedings before the Patent Board. She has also represented clients in trade secret, trademark, copyright, arbitration and contract litigation.

Padmaja was selected to Law360’s Voices of the Bar as one of 50 IP experts in the U.S. She is a New York Super Lawyer (since 2016) and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She is active in the Federal Bar Association (FBA) where she serves as President of the Southern District of New York Chapter. She was the past Chair of the Patent Committee and a current board member of the IP Section of the FBA.

Padmaja resides in New Jersey where she serves on her town’s Ethics Board and is an active volunteer in community activities.

Admissions: New York, the Eastern & Southern Districts of New York,  the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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