Southern Cross is a solo practice focussing on patent rights. For other IP rights, it works with third-party practitioners who are expert in their own areas (such as trade marks or litigation).

Southern Cross comprises a practice covering fields where engineering and the natural sciences come together. Its practitioner, Bipin Taneja, also works on mechanical engineering-related and computer-implemented inventions. Click on List of technical fields (pdf) for a representative list of subjects he has dealt with.

For other scientific & technical fields, prospective clients are referred to other practitioners. Where appropriate, expertise is hired-in from external patent attorneys, academics and other technical experts in industry.


Bipin Taneja read chemical engineering and inorganic chemistry, with biotechnology as a subsidiary subject. He is a graduate of Leiden University (1991). He has been in the patent profession since 1994.

He is a European patent attorney as well as a Dutch patent attorney. He also holds a Diploma in Patent Litigation in Europe (avec la mention Très Bien) from CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (2018-2019).

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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