Southern Cross is a solo practice focussing on patent rights. For other IP rights, it works closely with associate practitioners and firms who each are specialized and are expert in their own areas (such as trade marks, litigation, etc.)

Southern Cross comprises a practice covering fields where engineering meets biology, chemistry and physics. In recent years, its practitioner, Bipin Taneja, has also done considerable work on inventions relating to mechanical engineering and to IT & software. Click on List of technical fields (pdf) for a list of subjects dealt with in recent years.

For other scientific & technical fields, prospective clients are referred to other practitioners. If appropriate, expertise is hired-in from external patent attorneys and from academics and other technical experts, either individuals or with groups at Delft University of Technology.


Bipin Taneja read chemical engineering and inorganic chemistry, with biotechnology as a subsidiary subject. He is a graduate of Leiden University (1991). Nearly ever since, he has worked in a number of positions in private practice, all bearing relation to patent rights.

He is a qualified patent attorney and he acts mainly before the European Patent Office and the Netherlands Patent Office. He is experienced in servicing three groups of clients:

  • corporate IP departments, dealing with fellow patent attorneys and liasing directly with corporate inventors,
  • attorneys-at-law specializing in patent litigation, and
  • SMEs, dealing directly with their CEOs or CTOs.

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