Mr RP Bhattacharya is currently the Practice Head of Designs and Chemical Patents division at De Penning & De Penning, having 40+ years’ experience. He also heads the De Penning & De Penning's Kolkata office. He is an expert on all areas of Intellectual Property (IP) law, though his particular speciality is in the domain of Patent and Design laws. He has vast experience in drafting hundreds of patent and design applications. He also handles pre-grant and post- grant patent oppositions, design cancellations and litigations in both the fields of patents and designs including appeals and suits. The first EMR (Exclusive Marketing Right) application in India has been filed by him. He has, at various times, served as members of the consultative committees formed by the government for amendment of the patent and design rules. He has, in the past, been a member of the executive body of APAA, India group. His reasoned opinions across a wide range of areas, both contentious and non-contentious, in the field of patents and designs are highly valued by clients across the globe. Bhattacharya also oversees the training division at De Penning & De Penning, nurturing the next generation of experts in all areas of IP law.