Shruti Costales is Patent Counsel at HP Inc. with over fifteen years of experience in patent application preparation, patent application prosecution, patent counseling, transactional matters, and litigation matters. Prior to HP Inc., Shruti was in private practice for about thirteen years. During this time, Shruti worked for a mid-sized law firm and two patent boutiques. She also successfully founded and ran her own patent boutique for over six years. Shruti is also a former patent examiner in the polymers and fuels technology areas. Her technical experience includes undergraduate research on drug delivery systems and working as an engineering intern at Fortune 500 chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Shruti earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 2000 and a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law) in 2003. Shruti is Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Women in IP Committee and she is the Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the PTAB Bar Association.