Anita Varma
Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP


Anita is co-head of Ropes & Gray's intellectual property rights management practice group and has over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law as a lawyer and as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Her experience as a Patent Examiner provides unique insights into the workings of the USPTO and as a UK Solicitor she is qualified to practice before the European Patent Office. 

Anita focuses her practice on developing, analyzing, and managing patent portfolios in diverse areas of technology for life sciences companies. She leverages this broad patent experience to counsel clients on transactional matters in connection with financial investments, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations. Anita combines her patent experience with an understanding of regulatory exclusivities to help clients evaluate target portfolios and conduct worldwide due diligence assessments. She has conducted numerous pre-litigation assessments and rendered opinions regarding patentability, validity, non-infringement, freedom-to-use, Orange Book listing and delisting matters, and advised clients regarding the follow-on biologics legislation.