Mrinalini Kochupillai, LL.M. (New Hampshire)
Mrinalini obtained her B.A. LL.B (Hons.) degree at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal India and her LL.M. from the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property (FPCIP), University of New Hampshire, USA. Being admitted to the Bar in India, and later in New York, Mrinalini practiced intellectual property, information technology, and contract law in India and the United States from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, Mrinalini received a scholarship from the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law to conduct independent research in the field of plant variety protection law. Later, she also received the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI) fellowship for doctoral research in the area of promoting sustainable innovation in plant varieties. Mrinalini has been a consultant and India expert of the International Technology Transfer Institute (FPCIP) and adjunct faculty at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bangalore, India, as well as at the FPCIP, New Hampshire, USA. The subjects she has taught include Legal Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity; Introduction to Intellectual Property Law; Intellectual Property Management; and Indian Patent Law.