news June 7, 2017

ATU and its partners, Shashank Upadhye and Joseph Cwik, included in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017

Charged with identifying the world’s leading patent services providers, the IAM Patent 1000 publication recently honored ATU and its partners Upadhye and Cwik after several months of research concluding:


 Amin Talati Upadhye may previously have lacked dedicated patent professionals and resources, but that all changed at the tail end of 2014, when cutting-edge life sciences litigators Shashank Upadhye and Joseph Cwik came on board. They have cannily manoeuvred the firm into the high-end pharmaceutical litigation space, attracting headlines for their stellar work on behalf of generic drug manufacturers and biotechnology companies along the way. Cwik, for example, recently acted as lead trial counsel for Gnosis against Merck, achieving the first successful invalidation of pharmaceutical patents via inter partes review – a ruling which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit. “Joe is a great person and a great lawyer, who displays wisdom and excellent judgement.” Upadhye, meanwhile, has been working his magic in Paragraph IV litigations on behalf of Alkem against several originators. The firm chose a resolute helmsman for its IP practice in Upadhye: he has served as head of intellectual property at no fewer than three leading pharmaceutical companies. He always has clever and innovative strategies up his sleeve and brings profound regulatory and commercial expertise to the table.



The IAM Patent 1000 publication has become a definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.