Feroz Ali is the Department of Industry Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry Chair on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He teaches intellectual property laws and business laws. He is the author of three books on patent law.
He is a practicing advocate at the Madras High Court. He litigates and counsels in intellectual property law, corporate law and competition law but his primary focus has remained in patent law. He has appeared before the Supreme Court, the High Courts, Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the Patent Offices and represented clients including Blue Dart Aviation, Kasturi and Sons Ltd (Publishers of The Hindu newspaper), Mylan Inc, TVS Motor Company Ltd and Yahoo! Inc.
The Annual Report of the IPR Chair for the year 2016-2017 can be downloaded from here. Some of his research papers can be accessed at his SSRN home page here.