Sarita Mutha is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property group in the Chicago office. Her practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman litigation. Sarita recently completed a clerkship in the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota.
While completing her Master’s degree in Molecular Cellular Biology, Sarita was a graduate research assistant within the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota, where she investigated novel drug targets on the androgen receptor to treat prostate cancer. She executed a variety of DNA and protein based techniques including, but not limited to: chromatin immunoprecipitation, high throughput DNA sequencing, confocal microscopy, cloning, transfection, and western blot. In addition, Sarita was a summer associate at a large IP boutique where she examined over 600 patents for validity and reviewed Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation post-trial material and analyzed legal issues for appeal.
In addition to Sarita’s IP background, she was a 2015 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow in Minneapolis, MN, where she represented vulnerable children before government agencies and administrative courts.
Sarita volunteers at the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and has volunteered at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.