For a startup firm in the service sector, the initial challenges include scaling up and delivering a consistent service while accelerating the pace and the firm which tackles these challenges successfully can make it through the initial struggles of a startup journey. One such startup that overcame these challenges by aiming to work efficiently and becoming better every day is IPRAM Intellectual Property Services.
Founded on 1 September 2012, IPRAM has always endeavored to provide insight into various aspects of intellectual property rights, particularly patents. IPRAM that stands for Integrity, Perseverance, Reaching out, Adding value and Mentoring is passionate about doing the best job it can for its clients by demonstrating the values close to their heart. IPRAM caters to IP needs of everyone from a corporation to an individual.
A Competent IP Partner of Client Providing Array of Services
IPRAM, an IP consulting firm was established by the Founder, Pallavi Kharkar, an industry veteran with over 18 years’ experience in Pharma and global IPR, to turn the stumbling blocks of legal aspects into stepping stones for the businesses. Since then, IPRAM has believed in offering the most innovative solutions and, it has never stopped experimenting for the same. Also, it emphasizes not only on resources but on resourcefulness as well.
In less than 2 years from its inception, IPRAM became MSME registered, CRISIL rated firm with 4 registered trademarks in India. IPRAM’s experienced, young and enthusiastic team collectively has over 45 years of experience in IPR and over 70 years of consolidated experience in the fields of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals. In the past 3 years, they have executed around 150 projects and served more than 30 clients.
IPRAM provides services in the area of Intellectual Property, particularly patents. The key services that IPRAM offers include: Patent and non-patent literature searches, Landscape, evaluation and clearances of product, process, machines, recipe and concepts, Patent practice and prosecution – filing and prosecution of Indian patents and assistance in filing and prosecution of foreign patents, Freedom to operate, non-infringement, patent validity and patentability opinions, Patent challenges, including oppositions, revocation and assistance in litigations, inter parts review proceeding, Hatch-Waxman proceeding and similar proceedings, IP due diligence and IP audits, Research and Intelligence projects and training.
An Industry Veteran who’s turning Stumbling Challenges into Stepping Stones
Pallavi Kharkar, the Founder of IPRAM, has over 18 years’ of experience in Pharma and Global IPR. She has a Masters Degree in both – Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Law (IP and International Business). She is a registered patent agent in India with a core expertise in developing comprehensive protection strategies, designing patent challenges and providing clearances on various strategies related to product, process, and technology. She has assisted her clients in Litigation, Hatch-Waxman Proceedings, Inter Parte Review Proceeding, Opposition proceeding and IP Due Diligence. Pallavi is an acknowledged expert in IP strategy and has been elected into the prestigious IAM – 300 in 2013 and 2014.
All-time Ready Techno-legal Partner of Clients
IPRAM has a techno-legal team of patent attorneys and analysts experts. The combined expertise of the whole team makes them ready all the time to work jointly with the clients to file patents while ensuring that clients’ products never infringe upon someone else’s patent for avoiding legal hassles and if required, challenging third party patents too.
IPRAM aims to throw light upon the crucial and practical aspects of patents in a simplified and transparent manner which seems cumbersome otherwise and absorb their client’s time and energy considerably. Pallavi recognizes that being available to discuss crucial aspects of client’s business is essential and their untiring efforts help them crystallize clients’ ideas and achieve much greater clarity on the path to be followed and destination to be reached. They don’t just deliver the project but also ensure that the client has understood what is being advised in their reports.
Maintaining Transparency, Clarity, and Consistency
There are many benefits clients get from IPRAM, out of which transparency, clarity and consistency of work stands out. At IPRAM, they believe in maintaining complete transparent systems and hence they are candid in their communication with the client. Secondly, they work as if IPRAM is an extended IP team for the client, being available and not giving up. The third one is a competent IP partner of the clients – they continuously strive to become better, capable and efficient.
IPRAM is actively involved in supporting IP education and is associated with several institutes including the University of Mumbai for offering various kinds of IP training programs. They encourage internships and have had students from IIT Kharagpur, GIIP, ILS, GLC.
A Team who Stands by the Firm all the Time
It is essential for every firm to have the right set of people who would stand by it to get good quality work. When asked how important is the role of her team, Pallavi answers, “IPRAM’s entire team, Varsha, Sonali, Vandana, Subbalakshmi, Sandhya, Shruti, Tushar, Santosh, Apeksha, Snehal, Sheetal and Manoj has helped me immensely and without them the company would not have reached its current place. The team and I are also also grateful to our clients, who have been very supportive and we sincerely appreciate their trust in us.”
“Now that we have a good set up, great systems, outstanding people and visibility in our field, the future looks exciting. To do more challenging projects is always fun and now we are more equipped to do so,” concludes Pallavi while looking towards a great future of IPRAM.