Arshad Jamil is a senior patent attorney with extensive experience in the legal and IP rights fields. Mr Jamil is the chief IP counsel and global head of IP rights at Biocon Ltd, where he is responsible for the company’s patent and trademark filings and policy, abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) filings and handling US litigation for ANDAs and Biosimilars. In his previous assignment, Arshad was a senior patent attorney at Sun Pharma, where he handled ANDA litigations, including US settlements. He received his bachelor’s of engineering from Mysore University in 1991 and his bachelor of laws from Meerut University (now Chaudhary Charan Singh University) in 1998. In 2014 he completed the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research postgraduate executive management programme.