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Dear Vasavites

Education Committee Webinar -  NRIVA Mission 20 ONE

Inviting all NRIVA families (Parents of K-12 grade) for an Education Webinar for Students, Parents, Software Developers, and Researchers

Topic: Research Ideas to Market

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 16th 2020, 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm EST

Speaker: Parvathi Kota, Ph.D., J.D., Founder & Managing Attorney, Kota Law PLLC


Middle/High School/College Students, Researchers, Software Developers, and Parents


•Protecting inventions through intellectual property

•Career opportunities in intellectual property law

Dial-in details: Zoom Meeting:

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


NRIVA Education Committee:

Chair: Rajani Kopparappu

Co-Chairs: Srinivas Kota, Satish Roddom, Neelima Boddu, Srikanth Veeravelli

Members: Madhav Matta, Ram Batchu, Harikrishna Menta, Sindhura Polasanapalli, Vaidehi Saladi, Ravi Aitha, Sridhar Veerabomma, Venkat Kolipaka, Vinod Duggirala, Prasad Gotluru, Sridevi

EC-Liason: Rajesh Badam

Advisory Council: Bala Voleti

BoD: Dr. Rojanandam Samudrala


Brief Intro of Speaker:

Bio 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.