Southern Cross is a solo practice focussing on patent rights. For other IP rights, it works with third-party practitioners who are expert in their own areas (such as trade marks or litigation).

Southern Cross comprises a practice covering fields where engineering and the natural sciences come together. Its practitioner, Bipin Taneja, also works on mechanical engineering-related and computer-implemented inventions. Click on List of technical fields (pdf) for a representative list of subjects he has dealt with.

For other scientific & technical fields, prospective clients are referred to other practitioners. Where appropriate, expertise is hired-in from external patent attorneys, academics and other technical experts in industry.


Bipin Taneja read chemical engineering and inorganic chemistry, with biotechnology as a subsidiary subject. He is a graduate of Leiden University (1991). He has been in the patent profession since 1994. He also holds a Diploma in Patent Litigation in Europe (avec la mention Très Bien) from CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (2019).

He is a European patent attorney as well as a Dutch patent attorney. He is also registered as a representative authorised to act before the Unified Patent Court.

He is experienced in working with three groups of clients:

  • corporate IP departments, dealing with fellow patent attorneys and liasing directly with corporate inventors,
  • attorneys-at-law specializing in patent litigation, and
  • SMEs, dealing directly with their CEOs or CTOs.


Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)

Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys (Orde van Octrooigemachtigden)

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)

Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI)



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