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, sofosbuvir, upadacitinib, dolutegravir, vilanterol and umelcidinium bromide. He also 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.
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has identified Ravi as an “IP Star” and one of J A Kemp's "impressive array of talent" who is considered by clients to be "one of the best attorneys out there". IAM Patent 1000 identifies Ravi as a "recommended individual" for his expertise in pharmaceuticals, he is "incredibly bright", "has a good feel for issues of strategy" and is "very conscientious and proactive when it comes to suggesting ways forward when patents run into difficulties". Ravi is also identified as a “recommended individual” by Chambers & Partners and as a "Most highly regarded individual" by Who’s Who: Patents.
Ravi joined J A Kemp in 1994 and became a partner in 2000.
University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry)
European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Patent Attorney Litigator
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI), Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)