Partners

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 heads the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Obhan & Associates and is equally active in Finance and Real Estate.

Ashima Obhan

Senior Partner
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.
Advocate and Patent Agent
Charul focuses on searching, drafting and prosecution of patent applications at the Indian Patent Office. She also handles patent oppositions and revocation proceedings.She regularly advises clients on IP strategy.

Charul Yadav

Patents, Partner
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, Partner
Patent Agent
Sneha has experience for over a decade and works closely with clients, providing a full range of commercially focused patent and design services including drafting and prosecution of patent applications, prosecution of design application, opposition, freedom-to-operate advice and legal opinion. She regularly advises clients on IP strategy.

Sneha Gandhi

Patents, Partner
Swathi is Of Counsel at Obhan & Associates. Swathi is a litigator who regularly appears before various courts and tribunals in intellectual property disputes. She is part of Hogarth Chambers, London, one of the largest chambers of barristers specialising in intellectual property, as a foreign lawyer. She is ranked by Chambers and Partners for her expertise in intellectual property litigation. Swathi holds a Master’s degree in Law from Columbia Law School, New York.

Swathi Sukumar

Of Counsel Litigation
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Advocate and Company Secretary
Akanksha has rich experience in advising on general corporate matters, with special focus on acquisitions, private investments, joint ventures, and inbound and outbound investments to and from India. She focuses on diverse areas of Corporate Commercial law and regularly represents and advises a variety of clients including companies engaged in sectors such as technology, media and entertainment, automobile, consumer products etc., on various matters including, regulatory advisory, corporate governance issues and contractual support.

Akanksha Dua

Corporate Law, Partner

Associates

Advocate
Aastha is an associate with the Corporate Law team at Obhan and Associates. She routinely advises clients on general corporate matters and regulatory compliances. She has experience in end-to-end contract management including drafting, negotiation and legal advisory on commercial contracts. She assists clients and companies operating in the technology, media and entertainment, and consumer products space.

Aastha Srivastava

Corporate Law, Associate
Patent Consultant
Akash's practice area primarily focuses on patent analytics. He has expertise and good understanding of technologies in Mechanical domain, especially in the field of Automotive, Heavy Machineries, Engine Systems, Power Plant operations, etc.

Akash Mishra

Patents, Technical Consultant
Lawyer
Anamika specializes in the field of intellectual property rights, with a specific focus on the legal aspects of trademark and copyright regulations. Her portfolio includes handling trademark applications through both prosecution and opposition proceedings, as well as the preparation and execution of trademark drafting and searches.

Anamika Kumari

Trademarks & Copyright, Associate
Advocate
Anjuri is an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and is a part of the litigation team at Obhan & Associates. Her expertise lies in Intellectual Property Laws (Trademark, Copyrights, Patents). She has experience in research, drafting and appearing before various Courts and authorities.

Anjuri Saxena

Patents, Associate
Advocate
Anubhav's primary focus is on general corporate law and commercial contracts. His work includes the drafting and reviewing of various types of commercial contracts and preparing legal opinions on matters relating to commercial law. He has also been involved in carrying out due diligences, compliances and filings for several companies, and preparing templates for agreements pivotal to their day-to-day functioning.

Anubhav Chakravorty

Corporate Law, Associate
Lawyer
Aparna is part of the Corporate Law practice of Obhan & Associates and focuses on various commercial and corporate law matters. Aparna's work includes drafting and reviewing contracts required by businesses for their day-to day functioning and she is also involved in undertaking legal due diligences.

Aparna Amnerkar

Corporate Law, Associate
Lawyer
Arnav is a part of the firm’s corporate law team. His work includes drafting commercial contracts, carrying out due diligences, providing legal advisory, and undertaking statutory compliances for numerous companies.

Arnav Joshi

Corporate Law, Associate
Advocate
Ayesha is a part of the litigation team at the firm and focuses on IP rights, primarily trademark, patent and design rights. She is experienced in research and legal drafting, and predominantly focuses on litigation, research and strategic advice.

Ayesha Guhathakurta

Patents, Senior Associate
Patent Agent
Chethan is an experienced Intellectual Property Attorney and a registered Patent Agent with over 15 years of overall work experience. He has significant experience in handling all IP related matters including, but not limited to, patent drafting and prosecution, patent valuation, patent landscaping, patent infringement analysis, and so forth. In his career so far, he has drafted over 200 patent applications and prosecuted over 500 patent applications in India and other jurisdictions. He has built his domain expertise in several fields including, mechanical, software, electronics & telecommunications, and new technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, machine learning, and AI. Chethan also assists and advises startups and independent inventors on matters related to protection of IP.

Chethan Kamath

Patents, Principal Associate
Associate
Daina is an Indian Patent agent (IN/PA 5715). Daina's practice area primarily focuses on Patent Analytics, Patent prosecution, and Patent drafting. She has worked on technologies related to wireless communication system's', electronics, and computer software.

Daina Reshma Pereira

Patent Agent, Associate
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Patent Agent
Glen’s practice area primarily focuses on patent preparation helping clients realize technologies in fields ranging from heavy machinery, automotive systems, engine systems, bio-medical instrumentation, general engineering, etc. Glen has cumulatively drafted well over 200 patent applications for various jurisdictions including India, US, UK, EP, etc. Glen is also involved with advising clients on patent strategy and regularly represents them at the Indian Patent Office. He is also an experienced prior art searcher and a patent illustrator.

Glen Pappan

Patents, Principal Associate
Advocate and Patent Agent
Harshal has been advising clients on various aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. At present, his work profile includes Patent Drafting, Patent Prosecution, Patent Opposition and Revocation, and Patent Litigation. He has worked on wide range of technologies related to Telecommunication, Computers, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, and Instrumentation. Harshal has also worked on the matters related to standard essential patents (SEP) and has exposure to various standards, for example, IEEE and 3GPP.

Harshal Chavan

Patents, Senior Associate
Business Development
Kavita brings over 28 years of diverse experience across leading IP law firms, diplomatic missions (including USPTO India), United Nations agencies, international aid organizations, and the private sector. Her expertise encompasses strategic planning, communication, public advocacy, government relations, collaborative partnerships, and project management. She has been spearheading impactful awareness creation and capacity building programs in the spheres of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Innovation, and Sustainable Development.

Kavita Vijh

Chief Strategy & Practice Development Officer
Associate
Meeta’s practice area primarily includes patent prosecution. She has expertise and a good understanding of inventions in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

Meeta Bhati

Patent Agent, Associate
Advocate
Mehak is a Senior Trademark Attorney at Obhan & Associates, India. She works closely with several Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups, domestic and international clients across varied industries in protecting and enforcing their IP. Her expertise and specialties include prosecution, infringement litigation and portfolio management; and working out amicable resolutions/settlements in contentious proceedings. She is also actively involved in the litigation matters in courts, appellate tribunals, and boards for trademarks matters.

Mehak Dhingra

Trademarks & Copyright, Principal Associate
Lawyer
Nathalia showcases a strong foundation in Intellectual Property Laws, and she primarily focuses on trademark and copyright prosecution, as well as addressing opposition matters and incisive legal research.

Nathalia M Fenwick

Trademarks & Copyright, Associate
Patent Agent
Neha is an Intellectual Property Practitioner and a registered Patent Agent with over a decade of experience. Neha has experience across all areas of patent work with an emphasis on patent prosecution and patent application drafting in India, US, and EP. She has worked on a wide range of technologies related to wireless communication system, electronics, and computer software. She is well-versed with the Indian, US, and EP prosecution laws and has worked with various international clients to secure IP protection in those jurisdictions. She also assists and advises clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations on building effective IP strategies for patent portfolio development.

Neha Arora

Patents, Principal Associate
Advocate
Piyush specialises in Trademark Prosecution, enforcement, and strategy. He also handles brand protection and due diligence, actively appearing before the Trademarks Office. His experience includes working with varied foreign and domestic clients across diverse sectors.

Piyush Gadi

Trademarks & Copyright, Associate
Patent Agent
Prashant’s practice area primarily focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, infringement analysis, patent validity, and so forth. As an IP enthusiast, he has worked on technologies related to the field of mechanical, heavy machines, electro-mechanical, optical communication, internet of things, and metallurgy.

Prashant Sahgal

Patents, Senior Associate
Patent Agent
Sapna specialises in patent drafting and prosecution in India and other jurisdictions in areas of pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, material chemistry, pharmaceutical composition, medical devices, inkjet printing, laminates, metallurgical processes and compositions. She also assists on patent oppositions, appeals and revocation proceedings.

Sapna Sharma

Patents, Principal Associate
Patent Agent
Siddharth’s practice area primarily focuses on Patent Analytics, Prosecution, and Drafting. He has a good understanding of technologies in the mechanical domain, especially in the field of automotive, heavy machines, energy systems, design, automated systems, etc.

Siddharth Raj

Patents, Associate
Sumathi is a policy lawyer with experience in regulatory and judicial reforms.
Associate
Vivek’s practice area primarily focuses on patent analytics, prosecution, and drafting. He has a good understanding of technologies in the mechanical domain, such as heavy machinery, engine systems, autonomous machines, electric machines, etc.

Vivek Yadav

Patent Agent, Associate
Advocate
Yogita is an enrolled advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi and is a part of the litigation/ disputes team at Obhan & Associates. She has vast experience of drafting, research and appearing before various Courts and Tribunals in India in a wide range of civil and commercial matters. She specializes in Intellectual Property Laws (Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents & Designs), Arbitration and other Commercial Laws. She has previously worked as a Judicial Law Researcher to a Sitting Judge of the Delhi High Court and is keen on utilizing her expertise from the role in her current role.

Yogita Rathore

Patents, Associate