PATENT LEADERS


INDIA


Rahul Chaudhry
Position: Managing Partner
Law firm: Rahul Chaudhry & Partners
Phone: +91 11 4350 0000
Email: rahul@rahulchaudhry.com
Website: www.rahulchaudhry.com
Rahul Chaudhry is managing partner of Rahul Chaudhry & Partner. He is one of the most pre-eminent names in IP law in India.
Chaudhry’s comprehensive repertoire in management and enforcement of IP rights, extensive experience in assessing strategic innovation and legal implications enables him to advise his clients (Indian and overseas) on a wide range of issues and transactions relating to IP.
He is an extremely client-focused and adaptable leader providing high level strategic guidance. He considers business sensitivities and goals while crafting comprehensive IP protection and enforcement strategies, both short and long term, so that clients can secure and maximise the value of their critical IP assets.
Sunil Krishna
Position: Partner
Law firm: Krishna & Saurastri Associates
Phone: +91 22 2200 6322
Email: sunil@krishnaandsaurastri.com
Website: www.krishnaandsaurastri.com
Sunil Krishna’s area of practice encompasses the entire spectrum of intellectual property management. He has to his credit vast and diverse experience in trademark prosecution. In addition, he is actively involved in counselling a wide range of Indian and multinational clients.
He has been playing a pivotal role in client counselling, especially in the development of IP portfolios, licensing and joint ventures.

Name: Megha Agrawal Position: Founder Law firm: Intellectual Coolie

Name: Safir Anand Position: Senior Partner / Head of Trademarks / Contractual & Commercial IP Law firm: Anand & Anand

Name: Pravin Anand Position: Managing Partner Law firm: Anand & Anand

Name: Rachna Bakhru Position: Partner Law firm: RNA Technology & IP Attorneys

Name: Shailendra Bhandare Position: Partner Intellectual Property Law firm: Khaitan & Co

Name: Ravi Bhola Position: Patent Chair Law firm: K&S Partners

Name: Sudeep Chatterjee Position: Partner Law firm: Singh & Singh

Name: Priyanka Chopra Position: Partner Law firm: K&S Partners

Name: Ameet Datta Position: Partner Law firm: Saikrishna & Associates

Name: Mohan Dewan Position: Principal Law firm: R K Dewan & Co

Name: Niti Dewan Position: Head of Patents Law firm: R K Dewan & Co

Name: Pooja Dodd Position: Attorney-at-Law Law firm: Dodd & Co

Name: Vikram Grover Position: Principal Law firm: Groverlaw

Name: Ashwin Julka Position: Managing Partner Law firm: Remfry & Sagar

Name: Tarun Khurana Position: Partner / Patent Attorney Law firm: Khurana & Khurana Advocates & IP Attorneys

Name: Sanjay Kumar Position: Managing Partner Law firm: Perfexio Legal

Name: Malathi Lakshmikumaran Position: Director Law firm: Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Name: Lynn Lazaro Position: Partner Law firm: Kochhar & Co.

Name: Subhatosh Majumdar Position: Owner Law firm: S Majumdar & Co

Name: Shwetasree Majumder Position: Managing Partner Law firm: Fidus Law Chambers

Abhilasha Niroola
Position: Principal Attorney
Law firm: Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP)
Phone: +91 12 4410 8474
Email: aam@mehtaip.com
Website: www.mehtaip.com
Abhilasha Niroola is an attorney-at-law in India registered with the All India Bar Association and brings an experience of nearly 10 years.
She is involved in advising and managing intellectual property projects for companies/organisations and their IP rights in 65+ jurisdictions. Her core area of practice is handling patent (in various fields of science and engineering) and trademark contentious and non-contentious matters; and advising on technology, media, and telecom and entertainment matters.
Niroola is extensively involved in business development. She is an active member of AIPPI, INTA, APAA and currently serves as a member on INTA’s Bulletins Committee.
Essenese Obhan
Position: Managing Partner / Patent Attorney
Law firm: Obhan & Associates
Phone: +91 11 4020 0200
Email: essenese@obhans.com
Website: www.obhanandassociates.com
Essenese Obhan is an IP lawyer, patent agent, and a mechanical engineer. He has drafted, prosecuted and litigated cases in various sectors, and been at the forefront of several high stakes IP licensing and litigation matters in India.
In particular, he has represented the Indian seed industry in its licensing dispute concerning genetically modified seeds as well as various Indian mobile manufacturers in their SEP discussions with SEP owners.
He advises many companies, including some from Fortune 500, and India’s leading businesses on developing and maintaining their patent portfolios and IP strategy and licensing.

Name: Ankush Mehta Position: Attorney Law firm: Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP)

Name: Harit Mohan Position: Chief Executive Officer / Founder Law firm: Signicent LLP

Name: Ranjan Narula Position: Managing Partner Law firm: RNA Technology & IP Attorneys

Name: Gunjan Paharia Position: Managing Partner Law firm: ZeusIP Advocates LLP

Name: Vikrant Rana Position: Managing Partner Law firm: SS Rana & Co

Name: Gayatri Roy Position: Partner Law firm: Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Name: Archana Shanker Position: Senior Partner / Head of Patents & Designs Law firm: Anand & Anand

Name: Amrish Tiwari Position: Partner / Practice lead for Chemical & Pharma Group Law firm: K&S Partners

Name: Y J Trivedi Position: Founding Member / Senior IP Attorney Law firm: Y J Trivedi & Co

Name: Naveen Varma Position: Senior Partner Law firm: ZeusIP Advocates LLP

Name: Vaibhav Vutts Position: Founder / Partner Law firm: Vutts & Associates LLP Advocates

Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Position: Principal Attorney
Law firm: Royzz & Co
Phone: +91 22 2831 3238
Email: mahua@royzz.com
Website: www.royzz.com
Mahua Roy Chowdhury is the founder and principal partner of Royzz & Co and has almost 28 years of experience. She has an LLM (IP) from Franklin Pierce, University of New Hampshire (UNH), and is now an advisor to the Dean at UNH.
She is an attorney and a Registered Patent Agent. She advises on patentability, validity, infringement, and non-infringement and disputes related to the same including litigation.
She has advised on matters related to patents to the firm’s Indian clients’ international clients, which include premier universities, Fortune 500 companies, emerging tech, and Indian and foreign multinational companies.
Manish Saurastri
Position: Partner
Law firm: Krishna & Saurastri Associates
Phone: +91 22 2200 6322
Email: manish@krishnaandsaurastri.com
Website: www.krishnaandsaurastri.com
Manish Saurastri has demonstrated credentials in all aspects of IP law and enforcement, patents, trademarks and copyrights litigations.
In addition to patents and trademarks prosecution, his prowess extends to council clients on aspects involving divestitures and joint-ventures, anti-counterfeiting measures, transactions, confidentiality, data protection passing off, etc.
He has a degree in commerce and law from the University of Mumbai. He is associated with many professional organisations and is a regular speaker on IP laws, enforcement, licensing, franchising and technology transfers.
Saurastri is registered to practise before the Intellectual Property Office of India. He is registered with the Bar Council of India.

Vivek Singh

Position: Head - IP Filing & Prosecution Practice

Law firm: Sagacious IP

Phone: +91 98 1113 7349

Email: vivek.singh@sagaciousresearch.com

Website: www.sagaciousresearch.com

Vivek Singh is a registered patent agent and attorney at law with a technical, legal and business background. He is a government of India-recognised IP facilitator and has knowledge of IP strategy, prosecution (India and globally), enforcement, strategy, policy and IP-driven R&D.

Previously, Singh served as deputy director—IPR at The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (India’s apex industry body), and worked in the in-house IP team at Ranbaxy Laboratories and with various IP law firms, where he provided cost-effective IP solutions to Fortune 500 companies, startups, medium-sized enterprises and individual inventors.


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