Global Excellence Awards 2018

Acquisition International - Global Excellence Awards 2018 129 74 Acquisition International - Issue 7 2018 Working as a Partner at Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office, Prabjote Busdee has – over her four decades of practice – become an expert voice in the field of patent prosecution and litigation. For her dedication to the field, Prabjote was recognised in Acquisition International Magazine’s ongoing 2018 Global Excellence Awards with the title of Most Influential Woman in Patent Law in Thailand. On the back of this win, we profiled this highly-capable lawyer to find out how she has become such an influential figure in the region. omnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office has long been established as one of the leading firms for patent law in the Asian region. Indeed, roughly 13% of all of Thailand’s trademark applications, and over half of all foreign patent applications, are filed through Domnern Somgiat & Boonma, standing as testament to their undisputed expertise, recognised by firms around the world. Over the decades, the firm has grown to 135 full-time members, including six partners, and hires 76 outside experts who consult regularly in cases that necessitate their aid. By all regards, Prabjote is well served by the firm, and the firm – in turn – is well served by her. Earning her Bachelor of Art and Pre-Medical degrees at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, Prabjote earned her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Sukhothai Thammatirat University in Thailand. Specialising primarily in cases that involve pharmaceutical and life science patent litigation. Prabjote has made a name, among her peers and clients, as a capable, detail-oriented, and highly knowledgeable lawyer – with a history defined by excelling in complex, and high-profile litigation cases. Prabjote has built her exceptional career over 37 years of practice; four Contact: Prabjote Busdee, Partner Company: Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Limited Address: 719 Si Phraya Road Bangrak Bangkok 10500, Thailand Website: Phone: 0066 2 639 1955 Patently Putting the Intellectual in IP D 1807AI62 decades of guest speaking, lecturing, educating and training in her field to both private and government sectors. As part of this, Prabjote has been deeply involved in shaping the intellectual property landscape in Thailand, utilising her unique experience to develop new laws and guidelines for firms practising in the area. With all of this in mind, it is difficult to think of anyone else that is as deserving as Prabjote for the title of Most Influential Woman in Patent Law in Thailand. With tested experience and a carefully honed talent, Prabjote has developed particular skill in cases involving patent infringement, trade secrets, and the protection of layout designs used in integrated circuits -such as those found in semiconductors. Acquisition International Magazine’s Global Excellence Awards were founded on the back of a belief that firms – and individuals – should be recognised for their hard work, regardless of their area of practice, business size, location or prominence in their sector. Prabjote Busdee has crafted an exceptional career in an often- challenging industry, acting as a figurehead, and influencer, in Thailand’s patent landscape. Patently Putting the Intellectual in IP