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Chris Vindurampulle

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. Vindurampulle is a Senior Associate with the Intellectual Property team in the firm's Melbourne office.

Chris' experience includes biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, agri-technology, food products and processing, and simple mechanical technology.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Chris was a Senior Associate at a boutique IP firm where he helped clients protect and leverage their intellectual property rights to achieve commercial success. Chris' focus has been broadly in life sciences.

Following his PhD, Chris was a postdoctoral research scientist where he developed and patented two key technologies related to vaccines.


  • Inventor listed on granted U.S. Patents US 8,137,930 and US 8,076,130, and other corresponding foreign applications which are pending. US 8,137,930 has been the subject of a licensing agreement with an Indian biotech company.
  • Employed as a researcher on two Bill and Melinda Gates funded Grand Challenges in Global Health initiatives.
  • Author listed in nine scientific journal articles.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (Ordinary)

Intellectual Property

Experience gained prior to joining K&L Gates:

  • Successful patent opposition matter relating to transgenic oil-producing plants which further clarified the High Court’s position on patent eligibility of isolated nucleic acid sequences.
  • Negotiated a world-wide co-existence agreement for a client with multinational pharmaceutical company in relation to use and registration of a trademark.
  • Working with universities, research institutes and foreign multinationals.