Mr. Swarup Kumar

Country/Region of practice
About me

Swarup Kumar is an IP Attorney and a registered Patent Agent with an experience of close to two decades in the profession. He works closely with Fortune 500 multi-nationals as well as start-ups building their IP portfolio (Patent, Trademark, Design etc), protecting, defending and enforcing their IP rights. Swarup counsels clients, associates, as well as in-house attorneys of reputed chemical, pharma, biotech and telecom multi-national companies including from India, EP, US, JP, AU, China on critical IP matters.

Swarup’s specialization lies in handling and/or supervising, inter alia, drafting of patent specifications, filing and prosecution of patent applications across all technology verticals, working of patents, renewals etc. He regularly renders opinion and/or advice on various patent related matters including on patentability of inventions, freedom to operate (FTO) matters, assignments and licensing of inventions, searches, oppositions, revocations as well as patent litigation etc. He is experienced in dealing with high-stake Appellate Board (IPAB) and Court matters – filing appeals, writs etc, acting as briefing counsel, appearances as arguing counsel before requisite forums etc.

Academic Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Chemistry,

Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delhi,

Master’s Degree in Law,

Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Delhi,

Diploma in IP from Indian Law Institute, Delhi

Hobbies & Special Interests
Here's a list of Mr. Swarup Kumar 's interests and hobbies
Table tennis
Social Media

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Biotechnology; plant technology
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Software; computer-implemented inventions
Professional Experience
  • IP counselling
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent prosecution
  • Registered design prosecution
  • Trade mark counselling

Roles in FICPI

  • CET 5 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

    CET Group 5 is dedicated to following, reporting and providing substantive comments and opinions on emerging issues relating to the patenting and regulatory affairs in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical fields. 

    In addition, CET 5 is closely following developments related to genetic resources and developing requirements for notice on their country of origin.  Prominent issues CET 5 addresses regarding patenting in these technological fields include subject matter eligibility, and in particular, the patentability of chemical/biological inventions developed using machines, computer implementation and/or artificial intelligence.  CET 5 supports FICPI in its mission to be an international leader promoting patent protection in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts.

  • Member
  • CET 7 IP Enforcement and Alternate Dispute Resolution

    CET Group 7 focuses on contentious IP issues including but not limited to IP opposition (both pre and post grant), revocation, appeal, infringement action, amicable settlement of disputes including via alternate dispute resolution as well as substantive and procedural aspects related thereto.

    On behalf of FICPI, Group 7 also endeavours to keep a close watch on all crucial national and international developments on IP enforcement landscape including on custom actions, anti-counterfeit issues, reciprocal judgements, professional privilege, transfer of right etc and keep its membership abreast of such developments from time to time. Group 7 also aims to create a go to list of certified arbitrators and/or mediators within FICPI.

  • Chair