Hetal KushwahaBEng

Partner Through a Corporation

International Practice Liaison, Canadian Patent Agent

Offices: Ottawa (Canada)

Languages spoken: English

Email: hkushwaha@marks-clerk.ca

Telephone (Office): +1 613 236 9561

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Hetal Kushwaha

Hetal Kushwaha is a Partner at Marks & Clerk Canada (Ottawa). As a registered Canadian Patent Agent with over 18 years of experience in the IP industry, Hetal’s practice largely focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of mechanical, electronic, and computer implemented systems.

Hetal’s client base consists of both corporate clients and foreign associates to obtain patent protection in a global space. With foreign associates, she conducts substantive prosecution before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on their behalf. With corporate clients, Hetal represents their needs beginning from patent value proposition to the issuance of patents and their maintenance worldwide. She has been successful in representing clients at the appeal stage in both Canada and the United States.

Hetal’s IP career began in-house, which gives her a unique perspective of various patent portfolio strategies which is an invaluable asset to her clients. She has worked as a design engineer and is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.

Hetal is actively involved with women’s IP organizations and has served on the executive committee of the Women in IP for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for several years. Hetal is also the current Chair of AIPLA’s Online Programs Committee.

Hetal is also a Fellow with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), a member of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété (FICPI), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Hetal is recognized as an ‘IP Star’ (Patents) for the 2018 – 2020 editions of Managing Intellectual Property. She has also been recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 guide since 2018 and is hailed as “tactically astute who proactively advises clients on alternative options”. She has also been listed Who's Who Legal (Patents) as a recommended expert and was featured in Who's Who Legal Canada, where she was praised for her "high-quality work" and "excellent judgement".

Hetal Kushwaha works in the following sectors

Aerospace Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Oil and Gas
Optical Technologies
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