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

Ashima Obhan

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
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

Associates

Patent Agent
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, Associate
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, Senior Associate
Advocate
Bambi focuses on Corporate Commercial laws. Her work includes drafting and reviewing a diverse range of agreements.

Bambi Bhalla

Corporate Law, 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 A.I. Chethan also assists and advises startups and independent inventors on matters related to protection of IP.

Chethan Kamath

Patents, Senior 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
Patent Agent
Joyita primarily focuses on drafting and prosecution of applications in the areas of molecular biology, genetics and plant breeding, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and bioengineering. She is also experienced in conducting prior-art searches, infringement analysis, and frequently assists in patent opposition matters.

Dr. Joyita Deb

Patents, Associate
glen pappen
Patent Agent
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, Senior Associate
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
Meetali focuses on Trademark and Copyright work. She is well-versed in Trademark prosecution and opposition work along with Copyright prosecution. She has experience in handling various client portfolios and giving them holistic opinions for protection of work under Trademarks and Copyright Laws in India. Meetali also has experience in Patent and Trademark litigation.

Meetali Agarwal

Trademarks & Copyright, Associate
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, Senior Associate
Advocate and Patent Agent
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
Patent Consultant
Nikhita focusses primarily on patent prosecution in India and US. She has prosecuted more than 250 patent applications in software, mechanical, and electronics & telecommunications domain. Nikhita also has significant experience in patent analytics including patentability, infringement, invalidation and Freedom-to-operate analysis in various technological domains like electronics, electrical, mechanical and computer related inventions.

Nikhita Tripathi

Patents, Technical Consultant
Advocate
Nishtha focuses on corporate laws and deals with all types of corporate transactions. Her work includes contract drafting and reviewing commercial agreements.

Nishtha Jaisingh

Corporate Law, Associate
Patent Agent
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, Associate
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, Principal Associate
Patent Consultant
Ruchika is primarily responsible for drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of chemistry and life sciences including Pharmaceuticals, Biomedical Devices, Material Sciences, and Core Chemistry. She has drafted more than 250 patent applications and handled prosecution of more than 750 patent applications of various jurisdictions including US, EP and India. She also carries our various searches and provides opinion on patent designing around, risk of infringement and is involved in patent oppositions and patent invalidations.

Ruchika Bagga

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
Advocate
Shivam is experienced in Dispute Resolution and Alternate Dispute Resolution. He can handle all types of commercial and corporate transactions. He predominantly focuses on contract drafting and various aspects of commercial and corporate law matters.

Shivam Patanjali

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

Shubhangi Agarwal

Corporate Law, Associate
Patent Consultant
Siddharth’s practice area focuses on patent searching. He has a good understanding of technologies in mechanical domain, specially in the field of automotive, heavy machineries, energy systems, design, automated systems etc.

Siddharth Raj

Patents, Technical Consultant
Patent Agent
Sneha focuses on searching, drafting, and prosecution of patent applications at the Indian Patent Office. Sneha also works on patent oppositions and revocation proceedings and regularly advises clients on IP strategy.

Sneha Agarwal

Patents, Senior Associate
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 Agent
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, Associate
Patent Consultant
Vivek’s practice area primarily focuses on patent analytics. He has a good understanding of technologies in the mechanical domain, such as heavy machinery, engine systems, autonomous machines, etc.

Vivek Yadav

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, Principal Associate