Monica Chin Kitts
Monica Chin Kitts currently focuses on patent prosecution and the preparation of legal opinions in the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields. Ms. Kitts has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and in overseeing the prosecution of foreign counterpart applications. Her expertise also extends to opinion and counselling work, which includes preparing freedom to operate/clearance opinions, as well as opinions regarding the scope, validity and enforceability of existing patents.
Ms. Kitts has been involved in intellectual property matters covering an array of technological fields including: pharmaceuticals (small molecule drugs and biopharmaceuticals); cosmetic and anti-aging formulations; food science and nutraceuticals; herbicidal, fungicidal, and plant growth compositions; genetic engineering; recombinant DNA technology; imaging; medical devices and equipment; diagnostic tests and devices; biological purification systems and methods; peptide and protein engineering; and mechanical devices.
Areas of Concentration
- Biology and Biotechnology