Rajesh SagarPhD, LLM, BSc

Managing Associate

Solicitor (UK), Advocate (India)

Offices: London (UK)

Languages spoken: English

Email: rsagar@marks-clerk.com

Telephone (Direct): +44 20 7420 0274

Telephone (Office): +44 20 7420 0250

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Rajesh Sagar

Rajesh is dual qualified in England & Wales and India. He regularly advises clients on intellectual property matters, including patent, supplementary protection certificate and regulatory issues.  He has been involved in high profile disputes before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the UK High Court and Court of Appeal as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union.  
 
He has extensive experience of co-ordinating high value, multi-jurisdictional patent litigations across a number of sectors. 
 
Within the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, Rajesh specialises in advising multinational companies on contentious patent matters, particularly how best to protect their European markets from generic competition.  As part of this work, he has been instrumental in enforcing the current European data and marketing exclusivity regime on behalf of an innovative global pharmaceutical company.
 
Within the TMT sector, Rajesh has a particular focus on issues of FRAND and the enforceability of standard essential patents.  He is regularly published on the subject, and has worked on several intellectual property projects funded by organisations such as the European Commission and UK Research Councils.  He has keen interest in emerging areas of technology such as 3-D printing, e-sports, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and industry 4.0. 
 
Rajesh is also experienced in other contentious IP matters including trade marks, copyright, domains names, design rights, counterfeit goods and UK and EU customs border detention procedures. 
 
Rajesh qualified in India in 2000, where he represented multi-national and domestic companies in arbitrations, trials and appeals until 2002 when he moved to the UK.  He qualified as a UK solicitor in 2005 and joined Marks & Clerk in 2008. 
 
Rajesh has an LLM and PhD in law and a First Class degree in Electronics. He was awarded the Herchel Smith Research Scholarship for his PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. He was also awarded the Chevening and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarships for undertaking his LLM at University of Cambridge.
 
Rajesh is fluent in English Hindi and Punjabi and has working knowledge of Spanish. He enjoys cinema, art, exhibitions, reading, photography, squash and badminton.
 
Educational Qualifications

PhD, Queen Mary, University of London (2011)
Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property law and Practice, Oxford University (2009)
Qualified as Solicitor in England & Wales (2005)
LLM, University of Cambridge (2003)
Qualified as an Advocate in India (2000)
LLB, University of Delhi (2000)
BSc (Hons) Electronics, University of Delhi (1997)
Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management, NIS, Delhi (1997)
 
Example Cases

Litigation involving two global companies in the TMT sector (GSM, 3G and 4G standards)
Sun Pharma v Janssen Biotech (novel antibodies for treatment of autoimmune diseases)
Philips v Nintendo (Video games, motion controllers and tracking - the Court of Appeal)
Good Technology v Mobile Iron (Mobile phone management applications)
SanDisk v Kingston (USB Flash drives)
Elmo-Tech v Guidance Technology (GPS tagging devices)
Gemstar v Virgin Media (Electronic Programming Guides – the Court of Appeal)
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (SPCs – Reference to the CJEU)
TALTech v Dewhirst Group and Quantum Clothing (Garments)
Fox & Gardner v Novamedix (Medical devices)
Aontec v Smartrac (Electronic passports and RFID cards)

Rajesh Sagar works in the following sectors

Electronics
IT/Software
Medical devices
Pharmaceutical
Semiconductors
Telecommunications
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