Suchitra Vichare brings 8 years of experience in Intellectual Property research. This includes execution and management of different type of IP searches to support business and R&D, like portfolio analysis, competitor benchmarking, freedom to operate, invalidity, opposition, patentability and novelty assessment. She is presently working with Dow Corning India as an Lead IP professional. Before joining Dow Corning she was working with Aranca as research analyst in the IP team. She has also worked in R&D group of Calyx Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.. She completed PhD from Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai and Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law and Practice from IIPS- NMIMS, Mumbai. She has published ten papers in peer reviewed international journals.