Managing Partner at INVOKAT Intellectual Property Services Ltd
Aydin Mutlu is managing partner at INVOKAT Intellectual Property Services, a full-service IP law firm located in Istanbul. He is one of the few patent attorneys practising in the Turkish private sector to have passed the European qualifying examination. He heads a team of lawyers and technically qualified patent attorneys who handle patent, trademark and design-related cases for domestic and international clients.
Mr Mutlu represents clients from different technical areas before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and the EPO in all proceedings, including filing, prosecution, oppositions and appeals. He also leads litigations at national level, using his technical and legal qualifications and his many years’ experience as a court-appointed expert. With his background in chemical engineering and a litigation certificate from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (University of Strasbourg), he leads contentious cases in a unique way by providing clear legal and technical strategies.
He is particularly focused on pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, industrial chemicals, automotive, household appliances, metallurgy and energy. He has been involved in contentious matters relating to the majority of blockbuster drugs in Turkey – either as a representative or a court-appointed expert. He is a council member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO and actively participates in university and industry IP programmes as a tutor. He is also a board member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property national group.