D. Calab Gabriel
Senior Partner, K&S Partners; Gurgaon, India
D. Calab Gabriel is a senior partner in K&S Partners. He has been practicing as an advocate and patent attorney for the last 26 years. He has spearheaded the revocation of the Turmeric patent and re-examination of Basmati Patent in USPTO on behalf of Government of India. He has also been advising Government of India on various issues relating to Intellectual Property. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property laws with special emphasis on filing, prosecution and enforcement of patents, designs and Traditional Knowledge in India and abroad.
Being an expert in patent prosecution in India, Mr. Gabriel is now actively coordinating the patent prosecution and patent litigations handled by the firm in India and abroad. K&S being the largest filers of foreign patents from India, Mr. Gabriel supervises procurement of foreign patents on behalf of the firm’s Indian clients. He has also represented the Government of India in many International negotiations, such as PLT, FAQ, etc.
Mr. Gabriel has authored various articles on topics relating to patenting of pharmaceuticals and life sciences, including biotech inventions in India, etc. He has made presentations extensively on various topics on Intellectual Property in India and abroad. He is a member of the Parliamentary Committee that made the draft bill of the amendments to the Indian Patents Act for submission before the Indian Parliament, and is a member of various professional organizations including APAA, AIPLA, AIPPI, FICPI and also in the various sub-committees of these organizations.