team member

Swarup Kumar


Swarup has been practicing intellectual property law since 2003. He represents and counsels clients – both start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies – from varied technological fields to help them identify, protect and leverage their intellectual property rights. He is an experienced strategist when it comes to developing and managing patent portfolios not only in India but also in overseas jurisdictions.

He has substantive experience in handling both contentious as well as non-contentious patent matters. His practice includes rendering patentability opinions, drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, handling searches including Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches, filing and arguing pre and post grant oppositions, filing annuities, restorations as well as advising on the transfer and licensing of rights. Swarup argues appeals and revocations before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and has appeared in patent litigation matters before the Indian courts. Besides patents, he has also worked in the domain of protecting design and trademark matters.

Swarup is often invited to speak on Indian IP law and practice at national and international platforms such as LES, BIPF, FICPI- World Congress, FICPI-China, Indian Roundtables etc. He also contributes research papers, articles and opinions quite frequently for publication in renowned IP journals and magazines.

Swarup is also:

– A founder member and an elected Secretary of FICPI, India since 2016.

– Chair of the IP Enforcement and Alternate Dispute Resolution group (CET 7) of FICPI’s Study and Work Commission

– One of FICPI’s representatives for collaboration with the Indian Patent Office (IPO), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), European Patent Office (EPO) etc. on matters of strategy.

In addition, he acted as the Delegate /Alternate Delegate of FICPI-India for 2017 and 2018.

Practice Areas



Master’s degree in Chemistry, LL.M., Diploma in IP Rights


In his time away from work, Swarup is an avid golfer. Also, he enjoys music and watching films.



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