Patent

Patent

Patent, Litigation & Contentious Work

  • One of the first firms in India involved in enforcing FRAND encumbered Patents related to telecommunication sector
  • Currently represents various multinational clients in disputes pertaining to enforcement of standard essential patents & related competition issues
  • Assists clients in mediation and arbitration in relation to licensing of Standard Essential Patents
  • Represents various pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies (both innovator and generic) in a large number of patent infringement disputes pending before various High Courts and the Supreme Court
  • Actively represents clients before the Patent office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board
  • Advisory work related to infringement analysis,assignment,licensing,Freedom to Operate searches and the opinions etc.
  • The Firm also handles patent litigation pertaining to various sectors such as Textile Industry, Chemical/pesticides, Industrial equipment, Electronics such as DVD etc., Automobiles, Mechanical Industry, Storage units and packaging materials

Leading Patent Cases:

  • Novartis vs. Union of India constitutional validity of Section 3 (d) of Indian Patents Act, 1970
  • F.Hoffmann La Roche vs. Cipla Infringement of patent in polymorphic forms of a compound
  • Bayer vs Union of India Patent linkage with the Drugs Regulatory regime
  • Merck Sharp Dohme vs. Glenmark Infringement of Molecule Patent
  • Bayer International vs. Alembic Pharmaceuticals Applicability of section 107 A of the Patent Act to export of formulations for regulatory purposes
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson vs. Intex Technologies Determination of rates for interim deposits towards the plaintiff in a suit filed for infringement of SEPs in the fields of Telecommunication
  • Vringo VS ZTE- Infringement of SEPs in the field of Telecommunication

Patent Prosecution and Advisory Work

  • Drafting and filling of patent applications before patent offices
  • Prosecution of patent applications before Patent Offices
  • Handling Oppositions (both pre-grant and post-grant) before the Patent Office
  • Drafting, filling and litigation revocation petitions before an Intellectual Property Appellate Board

Advisory Work

  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Patent Landscaping and prior art analysis
  • Section 8 compliance check
  • Opinions relating to the Patentability of an invention
  • Opinion relation to the Section 3 (d) compliance
  • Infringement analysis
  • Licensing and assignment related queries