Associate Partners / Directors

Mita Sheikh

(Associate Director – Pharmaceutical – Life Sciences Practice Group)

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.

Dhakshina Moorthy C

(Associate Director – Pharmaceutical – Life Sciences Practice Group)

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.

Amarjeet Kumar

(Associate Partner and Advocate – Litigation)

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 Ogra

Meenakshi Ogra Mukherjee

(Associate Partner(Consultant) – Litigation)

Meenakshi is an Associate(Consultant) 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.


Lalit Suryavansi

(Associate Partner- Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Lalit is working in the capacity of a Principal Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana. He is registered the Indian Patent Office as a Patent [INPA-2425] and holds a Master’s degree in Telecom technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications, along LLB. He primarily deals in conducting all types of searches in the Computer/Electronics/Electrical/Mechanical domains such as conducting Patentability Searches, Validity Searches, Freedom-To-Operate Searches, Infringement Analysis/Evidence of Use/Claim Charts preparation, Due-Diligence, Portfolio Management, Landscape, among others. In addition, he coordinates inventors/clients to understand their needs, and manages/mentors a team of Associates the swift delivery of project deliverables.