Deepro R. Mukerjee and Dr. Jitendra "Jitty" Malik were featured in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2021, a directory that identifies the top patent professionals across the globe.

Deepro, partner and chair of Katten's global Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm's Board of Directors, advises numerous multi-national companies on their IP, which includes representing the world's largest generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman cases throughout the country. In the directory, Deepro is praised for his broad knowledge of patent law and particular experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation.

"For generic pharmaceutical companies, Deepro Mukerjee is a linchpin of success in Hatch-Waxman litigation, but adds terrific value as an all-round strategic adviser, too."

Jitty has broad experience in patent litigation, post-grant patent practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, patent counseling and patent prosecution. More specifically, he helps clients develop strategies for marketing drug and biologic/biosimilar products and challenging patents under the Hatch-Waxman and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation acts. Jitty is recognized in the directory for his extensive knowledge of life sciences and his litigation experience.

"Katten's Jitty Malik draws on a deep well of life sciences technical and industry knowledge to guide companies throughout all phases of the drug development process and in litigation challenges."

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 firms 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.

IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2021.