Taras handles patent prosecution, enforcement and litigation in Ukraine and other countries in the region, and advises clients on all aspects of patent protection. He has extensive experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medicine, pharmacology, biotechnology and chemistry. Taras also handles the protection of plant breeder’s rights and the admission of plant varieties to national lists.
Taras represents clients from a variety of industries. Notably, he recently provided advice and assistance regarding patent filing and prosecution in Armenia to two well-known consumer goods companies. He also advised on and coordinated plant variety application filing in multiple countries for a multinational plant breeding company.
Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2020, Taras worked as a patent expert at Gorodissky and Partners in Kyiv for nine years. Previously, his career in research and academia focused on bacterial pathogenicity, environmental biotechnology and bacterial biosensors, and spanned 13 years. During this time, Taras worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and at Lund University in Sweden, and as an engineer at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Taras also worked as a patent liaison for Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Yuria-Pharm.
Intellectual Property, 2013–2015; Intellectual Property Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
Experience & Qualifications
- Biochemistry and pharmacology
- Biology; agricultural science
- Biotechnology; plant technology
- Medical and veterinary methods and products
- IP counselling
- Patent drafting
- Patent prosecution