Hari Subramaniam is an attorney at law with a background in medical sciences. He is the Managing Partner of a leading New Delhi based IPR law firm, Subramaniam & Associates (SNA). He has been in practice in the field of patents and trade marks for 30 years and has been involved in several important IPR and contentious cases in India and abroad. He has one of the best track records in Patent Oppositions in India. He was formerly the Head of the Patents department of one of the oldest IP law Firms in world and in that capacity was the first person to initiate Mailbox applications in India for pharmaceutical products. His technical fields of expertise include biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry. He is a major contributor to and a speaker at various workshops in Intellectual Property Laws conducted worldwide including WIPO, leading Universities around the world, Intellectual Properties Owners Association, USA, American Bar Association, Judicial Academies, Indo Pacific Juristic Forum, and various Patent Offices. He has authored several articles on Patents and is on the teaching faculty of several institutions like Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, and Academy of Intellectual Property Laws, Mumbai. He has been invited several times as an expert witness before the Parliament for amendment of Patent laws. He was a member of a three-member team which was invited by the Mauritius Research Council headed by the Prime Minister of Mauritius to advise them of Patent Law amendments in August 2002. He is a member of several international organisations connected with Intellectual Property and is the President of the Asian Patents Attorneys Association, India Chapter.