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.
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).
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
- SMEs, dealing directly with their CEOs
Southern Cross, 2003-2020