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J A Kemp

14 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5JJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3077 8600
Fax:
Fax 020 7430 1000
Email:
Web:
www.jakemp.com
Cambridge, London, Munich, Oxford, Paris

Ravi Srinivasan

Tel:
Work 020 3077 8600
Email:
J A Kemp

Work Department

Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals.

Position

Partner, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Patent Attorney Litigator

Career

Ravi has over 20 years of professional experience. He is known for his practical and commercial approach to patent work. He handles cases in both organic and inorganic chemistry, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical field where he advises startup companies as well as medium-sized and large pharmaceutical companies.

In the pharmaceutical field, Ravi has acted in many high-profile conflicts, on drugs including doxorubicin, epirubicin, docetaxel, aclidinium, ebastine, plerixfor, betrixaben, aztreonam, heparin, risperidone and sofosbuvir. He has an impressive track record in defending patent estates protecting innovative pharmaceutical products. However, he is equally at home advising on freedom to operate and due diligence matters and drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO) and elsewhere. Many of Ravi's clients have broad filing programmes, and Ravi routinely takes responsibility for filing pharmaceutical applications in over 40 countries.

Outside the pharmaceutical field, Ravi assists clients in the cleantech sector. He works closely with businesses seeking to improve fuel and lubricant technologies and companies developing renewable energy sources. Much of this work involves filing and defending oppositions at the European Patent Office, an area where Ravi has extensive experience.

In addition to his experience at the European Patent Office, Ravi is qualified as a litigator and holds the Higher Courts Litigation Certificate, which enables him to conduct IP litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Ravi is an overseas citizen of India, and is a frequent visitor to the country. He has specialist expertise in prosecuting Indian patent applications, and has experience of speaking at an opposition hearing at the Indian Patent Office.

Member

Fellow Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); member CIPA International Liaison Committee; member Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI); member International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

Education

Cambridge University (MA, Natural Sciences (Organic and Inorganic Chemistry)).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

J A Kemp is 'extremely meticulous in fully understanding the business context, strategies and needs' of its clients, which include NBCUniversal, University of Vienna and Pharma UK. Celia Keen is head of the chemistry and pharmaceuticals team and has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patents. The 'excellent' Mark Roberts is 'very knowledgeable about European patent prosecution' and 'offers prompt and appropriate advice'. Other key team members are Patrick Campbell, Kieron Grehan, Andrew Webb, and Simon Wright, who are all 'excellent lawyers'. Key mandates included Chris Milton advising Semblant on the management of its patent portfolio and Amanda Simons assisting F2G with the drafting and prosecution of its new patent applications. Other recommended individuals include Ravi Srinivasan, John Leeming, Andrew Bentham, Sarah Roques, and Graham Lewis.

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