Sandip Nighute

Sandip Nighute

Sandip is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has over 13 years of rich experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of Speciality Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Agro- chemicals. He has an expertise in all kinds of patent searches, landscape preparation, patent drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide, patentability and FTO opinions, patent due diligence, pharmaceutical product strategy, non-infringing route selection and product portfolio management. He has worked at in-house patent cells of reputed pharmaceutical companies including Lupin, Zydus-Cadila, Piramal and Aurigene discovery (Dr.Reddy‟s Subsidiary). Prior to entering the patent field, Sandip gained hands-on technical experience in chemistry research and process development for chemicals, intermediates and API in the research laboratory of Chembioteck Research International (TCG group).He has also been engaged in delivering lectures and trainings on IP topics at corporate / Research centres / Colleges. He was being invited as resource person and guest speaker for intellectual property domain at National Chemical Congress conference at Pune,India, where he delivered a lecture on the topic “Intellectual Property Rights from Chemistry perspective”.Sandip did his Masters in Chemistry from University of Pune. He has also completed his Law degree (LL.B) from University of Pune. He is a certified Patent as well as Trademarks agent with Indian Patent and Trademarks Office.