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Dear Vasavites

Topic: Research Ideas to Market

Presenter: Parvathi Kota, Ph.D., J.D.

Founder & Managing Attorney, Kota Law PLLC


•Protecting inventions through intellectual property

•Career opportunities in intellectual property law

Target audience – Middle/High school/College students, researchers, software developers, and


Parvathi Kota, Ph.D., J.D is a registered patent attorney with an extensive science

background. Dr. Kota's practice focuses on intellectual property licensing, patent portfolio

management, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, opinion work,

due diligence, inter partes review, and patent litigation.

Dr. Kota has more than fifteen years of research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology,

genetic engineering, enzymology, protein chemistry, and biotechnology. She worked as a

research scientist in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Professor Har Gobind Khorana at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied structure-function relationships in

rhodopsin. Dr. Kota’s postdoctoral work with Dr. Richard Dixon focused on the genetic

modification of lignin biosynthesis in alfalfa. She identified new substrates for key enzymes in the

lignin biosynthesis and proposed a new pathway for alfalfa. Dr. Kota’s doctoral dissertation

focused on the purification and regulation of photosynthetic enzymes.

Dr. Kota published several articles in peer-reviewed science journals. She has been invited to

present her research at several national and international scientific meetings. She also served

as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant applications and for scientific

journals. She received several awards for her academic excellence. While at MIT, Dr. Kota


taught an advanced undergraduate seminar course on G-protein coupled receptors.

Dial-in details for the conference will be email in your registration confirmation mail.

Webinar will include the online presentation, suggest all attendees to join the online meeting where possible to follow the presentation.

Presented By   NRIVA Education Committee
Chair Rajani Kopparapu
Co-Chair(s) Srinivas Kota, Satish Roddom, Neelima Boddu, Sri Veeravelli
Members Venkata Kolipaka, Madhav, Ram Batchu, Harikrishna Menta, Sindhura Polasanapalli, Vaidehi Saladi, Ravi Aitha
EC-Liaison Rajesh Badam



Bala Voleti

Dr. Rojanandam Samudrala