Managing Intellectual Property – 2013

IP remain the focus of Obhan & Associates, though the firm also has corporate and M&A, real estate and litigation practices. Recognised for its all-round IP services, it is the patent work that draws the most attention. Firm founder Essenese Obhan leads a team of specialist in the chemical, biotech, electronic, electrical and nanotechnology sectors. Newly recruited Anupam Pandey heads the trade mark, copyright and entertainment practice.

The firm successfully represented Tata Chemicals in a patent revocation proceeding before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board against a patent granted to Hindustan Unilever. The issue was the applicability of Section 8 of the Patent Act and whether failure to disclose information as to foreign prosecution of a patent was grounds for revocation.