The Partners

essenese obhan
Essenese Obhan is the founding partner of Obhan & Associates. He is an Intellectual Property attorney registered with the Bar Council of India and a Patent Agent with a degree in mechanical engineering. Essenese has vast expertise in the mechanical, pharmaceutical, software and telecom sectors.

Essenese Obhan

Managing Partner
ashima obhan
Ashima Obhan heads the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Obhan & Associates and is equally active in Finance and Real Estate.
Advocate and Patent Agent
Aparna oversees the Patent filing department of the Firm. She conducts searches, drafts patent specifications and prosecutes them at the Indian Patent Office. She also works on patent opposition proceedings, patent litigation matters and regularly advise clients on IP strategy.

The Associates

Patent Consultant
Aastha primarily focuses on prosecution US, EP, PCT and Indian applications. She also focusses on conducting prior art searches, infringement analysis and patent drafting. Aastha has prosecuted more than 150 patent applications in chemistry, pharmaceutical and electronics domain.

Aastha Sharma

Patents, Technical Consultant
Business Development
Ajitabh With a background in Science and Post-Graduation in Management, Ajitabh comes with the experience of handling and maintaining senior level client/business relationships. Ajitabh leads the Client Engagement activities and His role is to make and execute plans for overall marketing and practice development of the firm.

Ajitabh Dogra

Business Development, Manager
akanksha dua
Advocate and Company Secretary
Akanksha focuses on diverse areas of Corporate Commercial law. Her practice focuses on conducting due diligences, drafting, reviewing, negotaiting and enforcing a wide range of contracts including employment, services, confidentiality and joint ventures.

Akanksha Dua

Corporate Law, Associate
Patent Consultant
Divyendu’s practice area focuses on patent searching and prosecution. He has expertise in fields like heavy machinery, Structural analysis, Composite materials, defence technologies, Autonomous car, etc

Divyendu Thakur

Patents, Technical Consultant
glen pappen
Patent Consultant
Glen's practice area primarily focuses on patent preparation helping clients realize technologies in the field of heavy machinery. Glen has cumulatively drafted nearly 200 patent applications in technological fields ranging from heavy machinery, automotive, engine systems, bio-medical instrumentation, etc. He is also an experienced prior art searcher and a patent illustrator.

Glen Pappan

Patents, Technical Consultant
Advocate and Patent Agent
Harshal has an extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications of various jurisdictions.

Harshal Chavan

Patents, Senior Associate
masroor
Organisation Design & Development
Masroor leads the Organisation Design & Development function at O&A. His role is to build robust systems and processes to help the firm attract and retain top talent.

Masroor Lodi

Organisation Design & Development
Advocate
Mehak focuses on all aspects of Trademark prosecution before the Indian Trademark Office. Her area of experience includes giving opinions, trademark prosecution, assignment and opposition proceedings before the Trademarks Registry and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in contentious matters.

Mehak Dhingra

Trademarks & Copyright, Associate
Advocate
Neha holds an experience in IPR enforcement, IPR Litigation and Patent prosecution. Her present role in the firm includes drafting of legal pleadings, patent specifications and advising clients in relation to protecting their intellectual property.

Neha Khanduri

Patents, Associate
nikhil bhandari
Patent Illustrator
Nikhil's expertise in Patent Illustration in utility and design patents in all domains for USPTO, EPO, IPO etc. He has experience in AutoCAD 2D, 3D , Pro-E, Autodesk Inventor,Visio and solidworks. Nikhil has illustrated more than 500 illustration for utility and design patent applications.

Nikhil Bhandari

Patents, Technical Consultant
pankaj garg
Patent Consultant
Pankaj has an extensive experince in patent drafting and patent analytics in technologies related to automobile and heavy machinery. Pankaj also advises clients on product development and patent strategy.

Pankaj Garg

Patents, Senior Associate
Advocate
Pooja is involved in litigation matters involving civil and commercial litigation, drafting pleadings, giving legal opinions and appearances before various judicial authorities and tribunals. Pooja's area of practice also comprises of structuring, drafting and negotiating wide variety of Commercial and Business related Agreements. She conducts Legal Due Diligence pertaining to Corporate and Commercial Laws.

Pooja Katara

Corporate Law & Litigation, Associate
Patent Consultant
Prashant’s practice area primarily focuses on patent analytics, patent drafting and prosecution. As an IP enthusiast, he has worked on several technologies related to the field of mechanical, optical communications, internet of things, metallurgy and electro-mechanical.

Prashant Sahgal

Patents, Technical Consultant
ritika udhani
Patent Agent
Ritika's practice area is primarily focussed on patent drafting and prosecution for US, EP and India. Ritika has drafted more than 150 patent applications and prosecuted more than 200 patent applications in software, mechanical and telecommunications technological domain. In addition, she also has significant experience in Patent search and analytics especially in the telecommunication space.

Ritika Udhani

Patents, Senior Associate
Patent Agent
Sapna primarily focuses on conducting prior art searches, infringement analysis and patent drafting. She assists in the prosecution of patent applications at the Indian Patent Office. She has also worked on patent oppositions, appeals and revocation proceedings.

Sapna Sharma

Patents, Associate
Patent Consultant
Sayali primarily focuses on conducting patent search. She has also worked on landscape and infringement analysis. She has experience in technologies related with heavy machinery, renewable energy and automotive domain.

Sayali Gulve

Patents, Technical Consultant
Patent Agent
Shubham has an extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications of various jurisdictions. He has prosecuted more than 250 patent applications in the field of control engineering, crowdsourcing, cloud computing, image processing, semiconductor, analog electronics, digital electronics, signal processing. In addition, he is an experienced prior art searcher.

Shubham Nayyar

Patents, Associate
Advocate
Shubhangi fundamentally focuses on corporate laws. Her work includes contract drafting and reviewing commercial agreements.

Shubhangi Agarwal

Corporate Law, Associate
Patent Consultant
Siddhant plies his trade in patent drafting, prosecution and related client counseling. He has extensive experience in conducting patent searches and in patent analytics. Siddhant's experiences demonstrate his expertise in a variety of technologies, primarily mechanical, electronics, semiconductor design, software and telecommunications systems.

Siddhant Tyagi

Patents, Technical Consultant
Sumathi is a lawyer who works on public policy issues.
taarika pillai
Advocate
Taarika specializes in trademark prosecution, portfolio management and IP Due Diligence. She is well versed with Customs laws in India. She also has a comprehensive understanding of Copyright law encompassing authorship works, software, websites, musical works etc. She provides strategic consultation to clients to safeguard their work under the Trademark and Copyright Laws of India.

Taarika Pillai

Trademarks & Copyright, Senior Associate
Patent Consultant
Vivek practices patent drafting, prosecution and searching. He has a good understanding of technologies in the mechanical domain. He handles matters related to automotive technologies, heavy machinery, power units and automated systems.

Vivek Atwal

Patents, Technical Consultant
Advocate
Vrinda has expertise in contract drafting and contract negotiations. She focuses on various commercial and corporate law matters and is experienced in dealing with all types of corporate transactions.

Vrinda Patodia

Corporate Law, Senior Associate