Prajakta A. Sonalker, Ph.D.

Prajakta A. Sonalker, Ph.D.

Senior Associate
New York

Email prajakta.sonalker@​

Phone +1 212 918 5732

Fax +1 212 918 3100


Practice groupIntellectual Property

Prajakta Sonalker leverages her in-depth experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields when advising clients on their intellectual property (IP) challenges.

Prajakta focuses on complex patent litigation, with a particular emphasis on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She has experience in all stages of litigation, from initial investigations through trial and appeals, and proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Prajakta's experience includes work on technologies such as antisense oligonucleotides, RNA interference, small molecules, biologics, medical devices, and various pharmaceutical dosage forms.

Before joining the firm, Prajakta worked at a nationally recognized IP boutique law firm. She also held positions as an IP manager for New York University (NYU) and a technical specialist for a leading biotechnology company. Prior to law school, Prajakta earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology. She has been featured in well-respected scientific journals and has presented her research at widely attended scientific meetings.

Education and admissions


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2013

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006

B.S., University of Mumbai, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

New Jersey

Court admissions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Related industries

Life Sciences and Health Care

Related practices

Intellectual Property
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