Sapna Palla


Sapna is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice covering patent, copyright and trademark matters. In the patent area, her practice focuses on an array of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, drug delivery systems and medical devices, with an emphasis on Hatch-Waxman patent infringement cases. She has over 15 years of experience in patent litigation and experience in various jurisdictions including the Federal Circuit and federal courts in Delaware, District of New Jersey, Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of New York, Southern District of Florida, Northern District of California and the District of Maryland.

Sapna counsels a variety of US and international clients regarding US intellectual property law by providing them with infringement, validity, enforceability and clearance opinions, and by advising them in licensing and antitrust matters, conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations in connection with acquisitions and licensing deals and preparing responses and amendments to office actions, appeal briefs, and reexamination briefs for submission to the United States Patent Office. Sapna also counsels clients about Indian patent law.

Outside the patent area, Sapna is also experienced in trademark and copyright litigation as well as in counseling clients on trademark and copyright registration, strategy and licensing.

Sapna frequently writes and speaks on a range of topics including developments in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices patent law, patent reform, biosimilars regulations, intellectual property law in Asia, and developments in e-discovery. Her programs have been presented by Practicing Law Institute and WestLegal Ed and she has been published and quoted in Leading publications, including Forbes, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst and Bloomberg/BNA.

Sapna teaches as an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Law addressing antitrust and patent topics. She clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert J. Hurley of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Sapna is on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. Previously she was a Co-Chair of its Women’s Committee. Sapna is also a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and a member of its Legislative Action Committee.

Sapna received her J.D. summa cum laude from Pace University School of Law. She was a member of the Pace Environmental Law Review (Notes and Comments Editor). She received her B.B.A. magna cum laude, in International Management with Pre-Medical Concentration from Pace University. She authored research papers entitled Carbohydrate Inactivation of Bacteriophages T1 and T7 (May 1993) and Hydrogen Peroxide and Ultraviolet Inactivation of T1 and T7 (May 1994) published by the American Society of Microbiology. She received the Medal for Distinction in University Honors Program and a Medal for Outstanding Scholarship in International Management.

Sapna has lived and studied in both India and Tanzania. She is fluent in Hindi and Marathi and conversant in French.


September 23, 2017
Rainmaking For Women Lawyers – How to Get Business and Take Charge Of Your Destiny – Part I
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Rainmaking For Women Lawyers – How to Get Business and Take Charge Of Your Destiny – Part II
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