O&A and Managing Partner, Essenese Obhan, ranked by Chambers Asia as Asia’s Leading Lawyer for Business, 2018


Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for  A well-respected practice with noted strength in patent matters, including drafting, filing, prosecution and litigation. Adept at handling IP work for technology, pharmaceutical and biotech-focused clients. Noteworthy experience in seeking declarations in court over patent rights.

Work highlights  Acted for Nuziveedu Seeds on a patent infringement case filed by Monsanto Technology regarding genetically modified cotton.

Represented Amar Biotech in a suit pursuing a declaration that patent rights over genes do not extend to seeds under Indian law.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Essenese Obhan is noted by a peer as a “very dynamic” practitioner with an increasing prominence in the market. He is especially recognised for his expertise in patent matters. In one work highlight, he advised the National Seed Association of India on challenging the requirement of an NOC from the creator of a trait to register a new plant variety.

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