Deepro R. Mukerjee and Dr. Jitendra “Jitty” Malik were featured in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020, a directory dedicated to identifying the top patent professionals across the globe.

Mukerjee, co-chair of Katten’s Patent Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, is steeped in intellectual property litigation with particular focus on the pharmaceutical patent arena. He represents the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman cases throughout the country. His work on these critical cases is part of a larger practice advising numerous multinational companies from biotechnology to voice recognition and resume building software on their respective IP needs.

“Deepro Mukerjee is a force to be reckoned with in pharmaceutical disputes. Much admired for his spirited representation in Hatch-Waxman suits, Mukerjee does much more than just litigate and is someone to dial up for business-infused counsel,” according to the guide.

Malik has a deep knowledge of chemistry, polymer science, biochemistry and biophysics. He has a wide-ranging patent practice which includes patent litigation, post-grant patent practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, patent counseling, licensing and prosecution with a particular focus on pharmaceutical litigation and counseling under the Hatch-Waxman and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Acts.

“Jitty Malik is steeped in patent practice, with expertise in litigation, post-grant proceedings and prosecution. The polymer science and engineering PhD is a font of insight and analysis on US drug approval processes,” the directory stated.

IAM Patent 1000 is the world’s most extensive guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in key jurisdictions globally. Firm rankings are based on the depth of experience, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. Individual rankings are based on feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate.