IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2019

In just 12 years, founder Essenese Obhan has steered his eponymous outfit Obhan & Associates to an enviable position in the Indian IP market, establishing a fantastic reputation for “proactive guidance” and “consistently high-quality work” in the process. Known for its deep expertise, the full-service law firm is often tasked with high-value patent litigation suits. By way of example, it is involved in Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd’s ground-breaking battle against Monsanto before the Supreme Court, a precedent-setting matter valued at $57 million. Its non-contentious quality is demonstrated by the fact that massive corporations, including TATA Chemicals Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, entrust their patent portfolios to the firm’s practitioners. These astonishing achievements are largely down to one “very talented IP professional”. A mechanical engineer and lawyer by training, Obhan also has substantial experience in the pharmaceutical, software and telecoms sectors. He is a man for all seasons, able to operate adroitly in any IP-related setting.