Santosh K. Chari

Job Title: Founding Partner
Company: CPST Intellectual Property

Santosh has over 30 years of experience in the patent profession. He provides clients with guidance and strategic advice on the protection of intellectual property. He focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent and industrial design applications. He also advises on infringement and validity issues relating to intellectual property and on IP portfolio management issues.

With a technical background in biochemistry and chemical engineering, Santosh has expertise in various technologies including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical subject matters, and medical devices. He has a broad range of expertise in the oil and gas sector, comprising both upstream and downstream technologies.

Santosh has managed the prosecution of patent and industrial design applications before many intellectual property offices throughout the world and has represented clients of various sizes, including private enterprises and public institutions, such as universities and government departments.

Santosh is consistently recognized as a leading IP professional by a number of domestic and international rankings and is an active member of various IP professional associations.