Dr. Jeg (Jegannath) Korukottu

European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, Irish Patent Attorney, UPC Representative

korukottu@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Sourastra


Jeg specialises in protecting and defending intellectual property and managing patent portfolios and IP strategies in various technology areas, including physics, medical devices, alternative energy, software and biophysics. His extensive experience also extends to handling inventions related to emerging disruptive technologies and hybrids of various technologies.

With a Master’s degree in physics and a PhD in biophysical chemistry, his technical expertise is broad and multidisciplinary.

He focuses on European and UK patent prosecution, oppositions, appeals, infringement, revocations, risk assessments, freedom to operate and platform appeals. He also handles all intellectual property matters, including patents and designs, before the UK Intellectual Property Office, employing cross-patent office strategies.

Jeg works with individuals, SMEs, universities, spinouts, and multinational technology companies in various jurisdictions, including the US, Japan, China, Europe, and the UK.

Beyond the IP practice, Jeg is actively involved in various international IP organisations (AIPPI, AIPLA, INTA, VPP) and bar associations. He collaborates with several in-house teams and law firms and contributes to promoting and expanding diversity and inclusion in the IP profession.

Jeg mentors students and early-career IP professionals and supports start-ups and innovators through his network of innovation partners across Europe.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Designs

Technical fields

  • Physics
  • Medical Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Optics
  • Automation Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Software


  • American College, Madurai, India: Bachelors (BSc) in Physics, 2001
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, India: Masters (MSc) in Physics, 2003
  • Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry & Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany: Doctorate (PhD) in Physics & BioPhysics, 2008
  • European Patent Attorney, 2012
  • Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom: Post Graduate Certificate Intellectual Property Law, 2016
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2018
  • UK and European Designs Attorney, 2018
  • Irish Patent Attorney, 2021
  • UPC Representative, 2023
  • Associate Partner at Grünecker, since 2023


“Patent Nullity/Opposition – EPO”
Speaker at AIPLA, 2023 

„A Fresh Look at Chemical and Pharmaceutical Selection Inventions: U.S. and European Perspectives”
Speaker at NJIPLA, 2022

“European and UK National Patent Systems”
Podcast, 2021