Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan AttorneysAn ISO 9001 / 27001 certified law firm

Malathi Lakshmikumaran

Director & Practice Head, New Delhi Malathi Lakshmikumaran

Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran has more than 30 years of experience in the field of biochemistry and Molecular Biology with an expertise in plant genomics, DNA fingerprinting and genetic transformation. She has successfully supervised several Ph.D. students in the area of Plant Molecular Biology. She has more than 100 publications to her credit in various International and Indian journals.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as the Head, Centre for Bioresource & Biotechnology Division in The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) for a period of 17 years. At present, she serves as a Director and heads the life science group at the IP division of the firm. She is a registered patent agent and has been actively engaged in preparing, filing and prosecuting of patent applications, both in India and abroad. She mainly works on pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological patent applications. She advises clients on plant variety protection and registration. She is actively involved in the area of Biodiversity and Traditional knowledge.


  • PhD in Biochemistry
  • Masters (Biochemistry) from Pune University
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences


  • Recipient of National science talent scholarship
  • Recipient of the prestigious Fogarty Visiting Research Associate ship from National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
  • Recipient of the National Young Women Scientist Award by Department of Biotechnology in March 2000

Practice Areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetic engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals
  • Biodiversity

Services Offered:

  • Patents
  • Prior art search
  • Freedom to practice searches
  • Novelty assessment
  • Patent Invalidation
  • Patent and technology landscaping
  • Patent litigation
  • Plant Variety Protection (PVP)
  • PVP litigation
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