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.
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.
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 also holds a Diploma in Patent Litigation in Europe (avec la
mention Très Bien) from CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (2019).
is a European patent attorney as well as a Dutch patent attorney.
He is also registered as a representative authorised to act before the Unified Patent Court.
He is experienced in working with three groups of clients:
- corporate IP departments, dealing with
fellow patent attorneys and liasing directly with corporate inventors,
- attorneys-at-law specializing in patent
- SMEs, dealing directly with their CEOs
Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys (Orde van Octrooigemachtigden)
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)
Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI)
Southern Cross, 2003-2023