Raju is a Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney and advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property law and practice. Raju has specific knowledge of and expertise in the preparation and prosecution of Indian, US and European patent applications. He specializes in pharmaceutical, chemistry and biotechnology patent work, advising multinational and Indian companies, Indian SMEs and universities. His experience encompasses drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications with a particular emphasis on the preparation of patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions and opposition/appeal/infringement/revocation proceedings. He has also done extensive work in the filing and prosecution of trademarks and is actively involved in oppositions, passing off/infringement and cancellation proceedings.
Raju has been working in intellectual property law since 2003 and is a regular speaker at IP conferences and has given a number of lectures on IP related topics at various workshops and universities. Mr. Raju previously was a Director & Head – IP Practice at Fox Mandal & Associates, candidate patent attorney in the firm of Vossius & Partners in Munich, Germany, Senior Manager Legal at Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and Executive at Strides Arcolab Limited. Mr. Raju has completed his M. Pharm from Rajiv Gandhi University, L.L.B. from Banglore University and L.L.M (IP) from Munich Intellectual property law Centre (MIPLC). Mr. Raju is having professional memberships/ affiliations from AP Bar Council, Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney, INTA (International Trademark Association) and APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association).