K&S Partners is specially noted for the depth and wide range of expertise in patent prosecution matters and is the largest filer of Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) applications in India.
K&S Partners was the pioneer in building a practice focused on specific technology and science disciplines in India. Some of the significant areas of technology where K&S has dedicated resources include Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Crystallography, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Plant Genetics, Plant, Natural Products, Molecular Science, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Technology, Nanotechnology, Mechanical Engineering, Software, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Semiconductors, Telecommunications and Integrated Circuits.
Another niche and recently developing area of practice at K&S Partners is the protection of plant varieties in the wake of the new legislation namely the Plant Variety Protection and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001.
The services rendered by the patents team extend to rendering freedom to operate, invalidity opinions, conducting prior art searches, providing due diligence, drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, patent litigation and licensing. The team is equipped to handle complex patent litigation and all aspects of contentious matters including oppositions, invalidity actions, revocations, opinions regarding validity and infringement.
The firm also has expertise in advising clients on issues of trade secrets and confidentiality related to technology issues.