With 12 years of experience in providing specialized services in Patents and related Intellectual Property Rights, Tapan holds expertise in the technical domains of Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnological products and Medical Devices. He holds Master’s Degree with specialization in Medicinal Chemistry from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, Mohali). Prior to joining the team of Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD, Tapan has worked as Assistant Manager (Operations) at Effectual Services Pvt. Ltd. and has diverse experience of providing patent related search services to Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical and Chemical companies, US and European Law firms, independent patent attorneys and In-house patent counsels. Tapan has conducted more than 150 structure and sequence searches on STN databases and is well versed with Patentability/Novelty/Knock-out searches, FTO analysis/Clearance searches, Technology/Patent Landscape analysis, Invalidation studies, Infringement analysis, Claim chart/EOU preparation and Patent Portfolio Management.
Mita is an Associate Director at Khurana & Khurana. She has over 26 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals. She has expertise in all kind of Patent Searches, Patent Drafting and Patent Portfolio Management. She has worked at In-house Patent Cells of pharmaceutical companies including Reliance Life Sciences, Dr. Reddys, Ajanta Pharma, Themis, and Excel Industries. Mita also worked as a Senior Patent Associate with Krishna and Saurastri and has been actively involved in Client Counselling, preparing Patent Specification, undertaking Hearing and Prosecution mandates, and rendering various Patent Infringement and other Opinions in the field of Organic Chemistry, API Molecules, Drug Formulations and Finished Dosage forms. Prior to entering the Patent field, Mita gained hands-on technical experience in synthesizing and developing various Organic Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Ingredients in the laboratory of above-mentioned companies. Mita did her B.Sc. in Chemistry from Mumbai University, B.Sc. in Botany from Mumbai University, and Masters in Plant Physiology from Mumbai University. She is a certified patent agent with Indian Patent Office and also holds PG diploma in patents law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Antony is Associate Partner at Khurana & Khurana. He has over 18 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in all kinds of Patent Searches, Patent Drafting, Prosecution, Opposition, and Patent Portfolio Management. He has worked at In-house Patent counsel of pharmaceutical companies including Neuland Laboratories and Shasun Pharmaceuticals. Antony also worked as a Senior patent analyst with Quatrro Legal Solutions Ltd. preparing comprehensive patent Landscape Reports and Patent Analyses in the field of Organic Chemistry, API Molecules, Drug Formulations, and Finished Dosage Forms. Prior to entering the patent field, Antony gained hands-on technical experience in synthesizing and developing various Organic Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Ingredients in the laboratory at Orchid Chemicals. Antony post-graduated from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu specializing in Chemistry. He is a certified Patent Agent with Indian Patent Office and also holds a PG diploma in patent law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Dhakshina is an Associate Director at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has over 16 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in all kind of Patent Searches, Patent Drafting, Prosecution of Patent Applications Worldwide, Patentability and FTO Opinions, Patent Due Diligence and Patent Portfolio Management. He has worked at In-house Patent Cells of pharmaceutical companies including Orchid Pharma, Piramal and Suven Life Sciences Ltd. Prior to entering the patent field, Dhakshina gained hands-on technical experience in Process Research and Development for active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates in the laboratory of Orchid Pharma. He has patent publications as an inventor and also presented poster to his credit at ACS conferences. Dhakshina did his Masters in chemistry from University of Madras. He is a certified patent agent with Indian Patent Office and also holds PG diploma in patents law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Swapnil is an Associate Partner at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and IIPRD. Swapnil is a software engineer with Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree & Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Information Technology from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), formerly the University of Pune, and has over 11+ years of experience in IPR domain. Swapnil has worked for Indian, US, Chinese, Australian, German & Canadian clients for projects such as but not limited to patent research, patent drafting, preparing response to office actions etc. He has worked in domains like Electronics, Telecommunication, Software, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Automobile, Semiconductor, and Electrical for patent research, drafting of patent applications and office action projects. His primary responsibilities in the firm includes patent drafting, office action response drafting, prior art searches, Infringement Analysis, clearance searches, and on projects relating to sophisticated technologies ranging from electronics, computer sciences, IT, electronics and telecommunication, mechanical, biomedical devices, and business method domain. Swapnil is currently focused on product conceptualization, getting early adopters in firm, client acquisition, Business development, building team, creating business systems / business processes and facilitating start-up in Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa Jurisdictions for motivating and assisting them in filing of various IPR’s in best of their interest. Swapnil has written several articles, has several publications, as IEEE research papers in the domain of network security, to his credit in leading journals and conferences with ISBN and ISSN numbers. He has also been speaker in more than 10 national conferences, academic institutions and corporate, such as but not limited to, YMCA University of Science & Technology – Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government Of India, Amity Innovation Facilitation Centre- Amity University – National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), K studio Solutions Private Limited, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (DYPIE) & Sinhgad Technical Education Society., getting early adopters infirm, client acquisition, Business development, building team, creating business systems/business processes, and facilitating start-up in Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa Jurisdictions for motivating and assisting them in the filing of various IPR’s in best of their interest.
Abhijeet Deshmukh is an Associate Partner with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. He heads Commercial and Corporate law practice at the firm. He specializes in all aspects of Intellectual Property, Contractual laws, Corporate Advisory and Litigation with focus on IP and Commercial disputes; UDRP disputes; Prosecution of Trade Mark and Copyright Applications. He has worked with more than 3000 Corporates in India and represented them in Litigation and Opposition cases across TM Offices. He represented clients in disputes pertaining to IP and Commercial Law at Various Judicial and quasi-judicial Authorities across India. He has also worked extensively on advising, negotiating, drafting, vetting and structuring various Agreements related to Intellectual Property laws such as Technology Transfer Agreements, IP Assignment Agreements, Strategic Alliance Agreements, Collaborative Research Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Agreements related to Media and Entertainment Law, Commercial agreement such as Joint Venture Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Contract Manufacturing agreements inter alia. Abhijeet has an LLM from Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
With more than 14 years of successful litigation career behind him Amarjeet’s multi-faceted expertise includes Real Estate Litigations with specialization in RERA, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Industrial and Consumer Disputes, Civil Litigation, Family Disputes, Environment Litigation, Carrier Laws, Intellectual Property Rights Litigation including Protection of Plant Varieties, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, MSME Claims and Arbitration. He is a resourceful litigator with an uncanny ability to assess legal issues and produce result. He has achieved a great degree of success while arguing matters before different courts and forums including High Courts and District Courts apart from handling high stake matter before the Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Real Estate Appellate Authority.
He has an extensive experience in conducting Investigation & Litigation and has represented numerous corporate for devising their Prosecution and Litigation Strategies. Amarjeet also provides valuable and strategic advice in preparing various commercial contracts and agreements, explaining the companies on various contract conditions, ensuring that the contract made is in compliance with legal requirements, government regulations.
He has deep insight into the real estate issues and has successfully carried out the due diligence of various Real Estate Projects, and has been advising clients on strategies regarding Real Estate issues. His key areas of practice include: Infrastructure & Real Estate laws, Commercial & Civil laws.
Meenakshi is an Associate Partner in the Litigation Department at Khurana & Khurana. Having graduated in the year 1994 in Psychology (Hons.) from Lady Shriram College, University of Delhi, she also completed her LL.B from the University of Delhi’s Campus Law Centre in the year 1997. In the year 2009, she also acquired a certificate in American and International Law from the Academy of American and International law, Texas, United States of America. She has more than 26 years of experience in conducting litigation in Courts in India, including Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, District Courts alongwith Tribunals/ Foras/ Commissions. Meenakshi has worked and appeared not only in the Supreme Court of India, but has also been regularly appearing before various High Courts and other District Courts, but also represented corporate clients and individuals before Tribunals such as Debt Recovery Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal with regular appearances before various Consumer Foras/ Commissions. She has also conducted Arbitrations along with attending to and providing litigation support, both pre-litigation and during the proceedings, to protect the interests of the client.
She has handled matters pertaining to Intellectual Property Rights disputes; commercial disputes, including contractual disputes and interpretation of contracts, recovery of dues, claim for damages; also represented Banks for recovery of their dues before the Debt Recovery Tribunals, under DRT Act as well as under SARFAESI Act, including recovery suits on behalf of Banks and matters relating to negotiable instruments, pledges etc. on behalf of Banks; Company law, which includes oppression and mismanagement, Insolvency, rectification of register etc.; invoking and/or defending on behalf of corporates as well as individuals involving Writ jurisdiction of High Court and Supreme Court of India; labour and service matters; matters pertaining to Consumer law involving deficiency in service and/or defect in goods.
She brings many years of expertise in drafting various agreements, and contract documentation, which include Assignment deeds, Share Purchase Agreement, Distributor Agreement, Leases, Licenses, Memorandum of Understanding, Family Settlement Agreements, Power of Attorneys, Wills, Gift Deed etc.
Anubhav heads the Tax practice at Khurana & Khurana and has over 8 years of core experience in handling taxation advisory & litigation matters (both Direct & Indirect Taxation) with a key focus on Goods & Service Tax (GST).
Anubhav specializes in streamlining complex and multilayered transactions and has successfully advised many clients, ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to MSMEs, Startups, High Net-worth Individuals, etc. to achieve a tax efficient and compliant position for their high value transactions. Anubhav has extensive experience in conducting tax due diligence and tax reviews under the GST Law and under the erstwhile Excise, Service Tax & VAT Laws.
Anubhav regularly assists his clients during their routine assessment proceedings and subsequent appellate proceedings, filing of refund claims, etc. He also assists his clients during various audits and reviews conducted by Indirect Tax Authorities such as Service Tax Audit, Tran-1 Verification, GST Audit, Verification of Input Tax Credit, etc. Anubhav also assists and represents his clients during investigation proceedings conducted by Tax Authorities like Directorate General of GST Intelligence and Anti Evasion Wing of GST. Further, he has assisted multiple clients during proceedings initiated under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988.
Anubhav has in depth sectoral experience w.r.t. Real Estate, EPC & Construction, AlcoBev, IT, Auto Components, Energy, Metals & Minerals, Pharma, FMCG, etc and is well versed with the various tax issues and recent developments for such sectors. Anubhav also helps Foreign Businesses with designing their inbound and outbound tax strategy w.r.t their interests in India.
Anubhav also possesses considerable experience in drafting and vetting of contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to help businesses mitigate tax complications and future tax disputes.
Anubhav is a practicing advocate, alumnus of the prestigious Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Additionally, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, and a certified Information System Auditor (ISA-ICAI).