Biography

Jincy Rachel Thomas is a Senior Patent Analyst in the Innovation & Patents practice in Dubai. Jincy is a post-graduate Electronics and Communications Engineer, and has over 6 years of experience in the field of innovation, R&D and industrial property (3IP), managing IP assets for clients, enabling them to create smarter patent portfolios.

Jincy assists clients in drafting Patent applications (PCT, Non-Provisional / Regular and Provisional patent applications), Utility models and preparing Industrial Design applications as well as in Prosecution of patent applications (analyzing Office actions and preparing responses to Office Actions), International Search Report (ISR) and Examination Reports (ER). She supports the patent prosecution for engineering and technical inventions worldwide primarily including, the GCC and MENA regions, US, Europe and China.

Jincy also helps with Prior art / Patentability search and Analytics – particularly in conducting Patentability Analysis for inventions and providing Patentability opinions. She also has particular expertise in Infringement analysis, and Invalidation searches. She assists clients in the private sector, governmental institutions, research universities (both foreign and local), in a wide range of IP and commercial-related matters, including advising on regional and international patent protection strategies, and advising on the patentability, freedom-to-operate and validity / possible infringement of inventions, and conducting due diligences.

Jincy also manages the filing of Patent applications (PCT, US, EP, China, India and GCC countries) and assists in drafting legal contracts / agreements for clients.

Jincy is experienced in various sectors including TMT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Agriculture, Transportation, Financial Services, and Healthcare, just to name a few.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Jincy had several years of experience as a Patent Engineer.

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Recent Experience

  • Drafting Patent applications (PCT and Non-Provisional patent applications) for an international sustainable agriculture-based company
  • Conducting Patentability searches, providing Patentability opinions, and Drafting Patent applications for top tier Universities, as well as for local, regional and foreign clients
  • Drafting Utility Model applications for a regional start-up company
  • Managing the filing of Patent applications (PCT, US, EP, China, and GCC countries) for top tier Universities, as well as for local, regional and foreign clients
  • Advising a governmental innovation incubator about various legal aspects related to innovation projects
  • Patent Prosecution – Drafting and filing responses to Office Actions (US, EP, China and GCC countries) for top tier Universities, as well as for local, regional and foreign clients

Key Publications

  • Intellectual Property Protection of IT Innovations (Law Update – October 2021) Ahmad Saleh, Jincy Thomas
  • Patents: Inventorship vs Ownership (Law Update – March 2020) Ahmad Saleh, Jincy Thomas
  • IP Protection of Software Innovations (Law Update – March 2020) Ahmad Saleh, Jincy Thomas
  • Design of a circular patch antenna with admittance measurement for wireless communication, IEEE Xplore, 2014
  • Design of Microstrip Patch Antenna for Wireless Endoscopic Capsules, International Journal of Research in Information Technology (IJRIT), 2014
  • Improvement of Microstrip patch antenna parameters for wireless communication, IEEE Xplore, 2014

Language(s)

  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi

Education

2012 – Mahatma Gandhi University

Engineering – Bachelor of Technology (Electronics and Communication) – B.Tech

2014 – Karunya University

Engineering – Master of Technology (Communication Systems) – M.Tech

Practice(s)