Managing Intellectual Property – 2011

“Obhan & Associates is an excellent practice and managing partner Essenese Obhan is probably one of the better patent lawyers today. They’re absolutely superb in patents,” comments a peer. The firm retains its rankings this year with clients and market observers noting its growing presence in the IP market. A client recommends the firm: “The team of Obhan & Associates is very talented and multidisciplinary. It always meets its commitments and the quality of its service is great.” With a roster 14 professionals, the firm is looking to expand both its patent and trade mark expertise in the coming year. Client Caterpillar and Mitsubishi have transferred their portfolios to the firm.

A continuing matter for the firm is its advice to Tata Chemicals. One particular issue is the client’s Swach water filter project, which is a low-cost water purifier targeted at the rural poor, which technology that is considered to “revolutionize the Indian and international industry”.