Mr Solomon J DAVID

Practice Head – Patent, Electronics, Telecom, Energy & Software

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Mr. Solomon J DAVID, an engineer in electronics and telecommunications, has been a leading practitioner in IP law for over 30 years. Mr. Solomon is working as a Senior Patent Attorney with De Penning & De Penning since 1991. He is the Practice Head – Electronics, Telecom, Energy & Software division. His several years of experience and his strong knowledge on Patents Act & Rules brand him as “the Skillful IP expert” in the Indian market.

Mr. Solomon core expertise is in prosecuting patent applications relating to the mechanical, automotive, software, telecommunication and pharmaceutical fields. He also has extensive experience in handling various opposition proceedings before patent office. One of his major accomplishments was the grant of the first product patent in India. He was involved in successfully defending the first ever pre-grant opposition and first ever post grant opposition under the product patent regime in India. He has successfully handled several revocation proceedings before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), including representing the firm in a revocation proceeding where a precedent was established by upholding method claims for software related inventions. In one of the recent revocation matters he succeeded in getting the revocation petition being dismissed for lack of locus standi in which the IPAB came heavily on the “benami opponents”.

Mr. Solomon rendered extensive technical support in some of the most prominent patent litigation matters in India including the case in which the High Court and Supreme Court put an end to misuse of the provisions of Section 8 of the Patents Act.