PhD- IIT Bombay, LLM (IPR) - Gold medal, M.Sc.(Microbiology) -Gold medal, Registered Patent Agent, TIFAC scholar, PGDPL, PGDMLT, DL101, UGC-SET, PET
Over the last 22 years, she has led and executed numerous innovative projects in academics as well as industry as an IP teacher, researcher, consultant, information scientist, and law & management professional.
As an IP law and management professional, Prof. Gargate has conducted several workshops on IP awareness and IP management, organised a few national and international conferences on IPR , and helped organisations in building their IPR cell, identifying potential IP, analysing status of IPM system of an organisation by applying various IP audit techniques.
As a registered patent agent, she has handled number of projects which include patent drafting, oppositions and prosecution.
Prof. Gargate has contributed in national project to draft various policy documents, and copyright due diligence processes.
As an IP information scientist, she has handled various projects such as competitive intelligence, technology landscapes, FTOs, patentability search reports.
As an IP consultant, she worked closely with MSMEs to manage IP.
Prof. Gargate has created a self-explanatory NPTEL course on patent with inventor's perspective with an objective to create IP awareness which may be helpful to organisations and individuals.
As an IP researcher, she has developed various tools and models for IP management.
Research domain - IP management - IP audit, technology transfer, IP policy
She has presented research papers in international technology management conferences such as PICMET (2012, Canada), IAMOT (2018, England), AMRC (2019, Dubai). She has published research papers in reputed journals like ‘World Patent Information’, ‘Journal of World Intellectual Property’. She has worked as a guest co-editor for IJIPM (ABDC Listed Journal) Special Issue-MIPS 2014.
Before shifting her career to IPR, she was working as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the University of Mumbai and she was recognized PG professor of Microbiology in the University of Mumbai. She was an examiner in University of Mumbai, SNDT university, and for PGDMLT (AICTE).