Associates / Jr. Associates


Rishabh Nigam

(Associate – Litigation)

Rishabh Nigam is an experienced advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the legal industry for over 4 years. He is skilled in research, drafting of legal documents, litigation, and legal advisory and assistance. He is well qualified in the area of corporate law which includes a BBA LLB degree with a focus on business laws from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He also possesses a Diploma in International Business Laws and Corporate Laws in India from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. The nexus of his corporate law background and the rich experience in dispute resolution provides him with a unique perspective in tackling commercial law disputes and in effective drafting of various commercial documents along with engaging in commercial legal advisory. He is a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and has successfully represented litigants in various disputes, including in commercial disputes, in various courts in Delhi and other regions of India

Shiva Kamireddy

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Shiva is an Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. He handles projects concerning Patentability Searches, FTO Analysis, Validity/Invalidity Searches, and Patent Landscape Analysis. His domain expertise includes Electronics/ Software and other associated technologies. He holds a Diploma in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering, and also, he did a Master’s Degree Courses in Computer Networking Engineering.

Niharika Sanadhya

(Associate – Litigation)

Niharika Sanadhya is an Associate working with the Litigation team at Khurana & Khurana. She has graduated with a BBA.LL.B. (Hons.) degree from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2019. She has previously interned in various legal settings ranging from litigation to in-house legal practices along with full-service law firms including Khaitan & Co. and SAM and specialised IP law firms; she has worked along with the trademark prosecution team. She is also skilled in drafting and vetting various agreements related to IP Assignments, technology transfer, strategic alliance etc. She had been selected to attend the prestigious WIPO summer school in Geneva, Switzerland, which broadened her knowledge of the International Intellectual Property System.

Akshaya Vasudevan

(Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Akshaya is an Associate at IIPRD Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. She is a chemist with Bachelor (Hons.) of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She has over 2 years of experience in patent prosecution in India and is a registered Patent Agent.

Aishani Singh

(Associate – Litigation)

Aishani Singh is an Associate working with Khurana & Khurana in Litigation. She has graduated with a B.com LLb.(Hons.) degree from Amity University Haryana in 2018 and is a member of Delhi Bar Council. She has previously worked as an Associate at Hammurabi & Solomon and carries more than a year experience in litigation. She has appeared before various Tribunals, Consumer Forums, District Courts, High Courts. She previously interned with Remfry & Sagar and K&S partners where she has worked along with the trademark prosecution team. She is also having experience in vetting and drafting of legal agreements.

Suvangana Agarwal

(Associate – Litigation)

Suvangana is an Associate working with the Litigation Team at Khurana and Khurana. She graduated with a B.A.L.L.B (Hons) degree from Jindal Global Law School in 2019. She has previously worked in Trade Marks Prosecution at Sim and San. She is a recipient of the Savitri Jindal Scholarship as well as the Jindal Merit cum Fellowship. During her in college, she has also interned at SAM, Khaitan & Co. and also interned under Justice Soumen Sen at the Calcutta High Court. She was also part of a team appointed to draft a privacy policy for Jindal Global University. Her professional skills include legal drafting, legal research, legal strategizing and policy making.

Cicily Shilpa A .S

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Cicily Shilpa is an Associate with Khurana & Khurana and has 7 years of experience in dealing with patent search, FTO, landscape, invalidity, infringement analysis, state-of-art (SoA), design search, evidence of use (EoU), Office Action Responses and filing in electronics/software field. She has worked in domains like Electronics, Telecommunication, Software, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Automobile, Semiconductor, and Electrical for patent research, drafting of defensive publications and office action projects. Cicily holds a bachelors’ degree in Electronics and Communication Engineer and is a Registered patent agent. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, she worked with Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd, Maxval IP ventures Pvt. Ltd and Remfry and Sagar Law firm.

Vidushi Trehan

(Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Vidushi is an Associate working with the Trademark team at Khurana & Khurana. She did her graduation in B. Com LLB (Hons) from the Institute of Legal Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh. She is well qualified in the area of Intellectual Property Laws and holds a masters degree in Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property Laws from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. She has past experience of internships under various Advocates and law firms. She is actively involved in contract drafting and vetting. Her area of practice focuses on preparing Cease and Desist notices for trademark infringement, dealing with commercial matters, due diligence and handling client queries.

Sudhanshu Sahoo

(Associate – Litigation)

Sudhanshu is an Associate working with the litigation team at Khurana & Khurana. After having graduated with a BBA.LL.B.(Hons.) degree from Christ University, Bangalore, he is now pursuing his Master’s (LL.M.) in Sports Law from Nottingham Trent University. With the utmost passion and enthusiasm for the law of sports, it is his long-term goal to help make a contribution to the development and promotions in the sports and legal field. He has interned and volunteered in various legal, management and sports setups in India and the UK such as Tata Motors, Standford University Survey Team, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Sport England etc. In the litigation team, he is extensively involved in drafting and vetting IP and Commercial contracts, and also assists with the business development of Sports Law for the firm. He also writes blogs and articles based on various points of law relating to Sports, Media and Entertainment. Apart from the academics and work, he is an ardent sports and has represented his University as the Sports Convenor in various national events.

Sonal Pawar

(Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Sonal is a Junior Patent Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana and deals with patent matters relating to Biomedical and Life Science domains. She handles projects involving Patentability Studies, Freedom-to-Operate Searches, Validity/Invalidity Searches and patent landscape analysis for both Global Corporate and International IP Law Firms. Sonal holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Pharmacy. She holds master degree with specialization in Pharmaceutics. Sonal has completed Post graduate diploma in Pat informatics (PGDP) from CSIR, URDIP. Prior to joining the team of Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD, Sonal has worked as Method development analyst at Reve Pharma.

Arokya Nithya

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Nithya is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. She holds a Masters degree in Nanosciences and Technology from Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (Deemed-to-be-University). She is a registered Patent Agent of India and is involved in Patents Prosecution, especially in drafting responses to examination reports for applications in the field of software, mechanical, electrical, bio-chemistry.

Titiksha Jadhav

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Titiksha is as an Associate in Khurana and Khurana and working with Patent Drafting team. She has over an year of experience in patent searching and has performed various projects like Invalidity searches, Patentability searches, Freedom to operate searches along with Landscape and White space analysis searches in domains like electrical, electronics, mechanical, wireless communication, telecommunication and 3GPP. She holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She is currently pursuing her PG diploma in IP and Patent Law from Nalsar Law University.

Manish Kumar

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Manish Kumar is an experienced Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. He is skilled in Patent Drafting and Patent Prosecution. He has strong reasoning and analytical skills with M.Tech. in Nanoscience and Technology from Delhi Technological University (Formerly DCE), Delhi, and a B.E degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) from BIT Raipur, CG. He has two published research papers in reputed IEEE journals in the field of Plasma Physics and Graphene synthesis.

Ankit Agarwal

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Ankit is involved in drafting and prosecution of patent in the areas of electronics, software, and mechanical. He has completed B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Prior to joining the firm, he was primarily working on prosecution US/EP/IN.

Manik Mittal

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Manik is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. He is a mechanical engineer with Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree and Masters of Technology (M.Tech) degree in Thermal Engineering from reputed IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, and has over 2+ years of experience in Mechanical domain. He has written several articles, has several publications, as SCI indexed research paper in the domain of Mechanical engineering, to his credit in leading journals and conferences. He is also a winner of “Best oral research paper presentation” in “Research Scholars Day” held at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Delhi. He is well versed with various domain fundamentals pertaining to mechanical engineering. He has expertise in all kind of patent searches and patent drafting.

Manish Verma

(Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Manish is a Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. His role at Khurana & Khurana is to generate business by calling US law firms and corporates, and convince them to associate with firm and work on reciprocal basis. Prior to Khurana & Khurana Manish has worked with Times Group as Assistant Manager and sell the residential and commercial projects of Noida. He has over 10 years of experience in real-estate sales. He did his B.com from Delhi University and MBA from Punjab Technical University.

Karanbir Singh

(Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Karanbir Singh is working as a business development associate at Khurana & Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys and IIPRD. He is B.tech graduate in Mechanical Engineering from A.C.E.T. Amritsar and has 3 years of experience in Business Development and Client Management. He is responsible for client handling, generating leads, and Trademark prosecution matters.

Sneha Ghag

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Sneha Ghag is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. Currently she is involved in attending Mumbai trademark hearings, registry related submissions & follow-ups, trademark searches, trademark filings and client co-ordination. She is also, involved in drafting of response to Patent examination reports. She has completed her Engineering in Printing and Packaging Technology and LL.B. from Mumbai University. She has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma course in Patent Law and Practice from Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, NMIMS. Further, she has cleared Indian Patent Agent Examination conducted in year 2018.

Sandeep Kurukuti

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Sandeep is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and is extensively involved in drafting patent applications and providing other IP support to clients. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and has completed his graduation from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. He significantly focuses on subject matters related to the field of Electronics, Telecommunication, Electrical, Software, Mechatronics and Robotics. He has prior experience of around 2 years in Clairvolex IP solutions. He handled various projects involving Novelty/Patentability searches, Freedom-to-Operate searches, Validity/Invalidity searches, State-of-the-art searches, Landscape/Whitespace analysis, IP watches, Design searches, Knock-out searches, Infringement Analysis (EOU, claim mapping to products), Product searches, Patent asset strength analysis (HML (high-medium-low) analysis based on qualitative and quantitative parameters), Reverse Engineering and Technical analysis in identifying differences for office actions.

Sonam Khan

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Sonam is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. She has over 3 years of experience 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. Sonam had served Academics career for more than two years as an Assistant Professor in Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida. She is a registered Patent Agent of India and holds Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering.

Pooja Srivastava

(Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Pooja is an Associate at Khurana and Khurana responsible for assorted Patent Support Activities viz, Docketing Support, Pitching Prospects Worldwide, and managing DBMS (Database Management System). She owns a total experience of 7 years in the domains of IP, Customer Delight Management, and Business Development and has worked for several companies like Audi, Archelons, ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) DPS & APTECH. She holds an educational degree of MBA in Human Resource and Marketing from Amity University, Lucknow.

Shubhangi Dhakane

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Shubhangi is an Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana dealing with patent matters related to Software/Electronics domain. She handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability Studies and Validity/Invalidity Searches, for both Global Corporates and International IP Law Firms. She also focuses on technologies relating to GPS, Navigation Devices, MEMS Displays, LED’s, among other allied technologies. Shubhangi has an Electronic and Telecommunication degree from University of Pune and, prior to joining, has over 3 years of experience working as Embedded System Software Engineer (R&D). Shubhangi focuses extensively on core Semiconductor technologies pertaining to aspects such as trigger diodes, TTL, switched resistor networks, communication interface systems, ADCs, and FFs.

Astha Shrivastava

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Astha is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. She pursued M.Tech. in Nanoscience and Technology from Delhi Technological University (formerly DCE), Delhi. She has done her B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Madam Mohan Malviya University of Technology(MMMUT), Gorakhpur, UP. She has presented paper on “Green Electricity using Photovoltaic Cell: A Review” at National Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical Systems. She had secured 1st position in paper presentation on “Strategic Minerals” in IIT-BHU in METTLE. She has started as a fresher with Khurana & Khurana in patent drafting.

Ruchika Chouhan

(Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Ruchika is an Associate at Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys. She has done BBA LLB (Hons.) from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru and is enrolled as an Advocate with the Delhi State Bar Council. Ruchika specializes in Law of Trade Marks and majorly handles prosecution and opposition matters. She drafts Cease and Desist Notices, Notice of Oppositions, Counter Statements, Evidences in support of Application and Opposition, Replies to Examination Reports and conducts Trademark Search and Portfolio Update of Clients.

Ramsha Khan

(Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Ramsha is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana in Trademark team. She has experience in Trademark opposition and prosecution. Her practice focuses on preparing Notice of Opposition, Counter Statements, Affidavit of evidence in support of Opposition/Application, Responses to Examination reports/ Provisional refusals, drafting specifications of goods/services as per client’s business for filing TM Application, Trade Mark Searches and Opinion, Analysis, Filing, preparing strategies for approval in Trademark Registry, attending Hearings, Hearing related submissions & follow-ups, due diligence and client queries. She has completed her B.A.., LL. B. (Hons.) from Aligarh Muslim University.

Ritwika Dasgupta

(Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Ritwika is an Associate at Hyderabad office of IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. She focuses on Trademark Searches, Prosecution and Drafting of Opposition matters. Ritwika has over 4 years of experience in handling Trademark Prosecutions and Oppositions. In addition to the same, Ritwika also takes care of Business Development for the Hyderabad Office.Ritwika has completed her B.A LL.B. from Calcutta University, Department of Law in 2011 and she is a member of West Bengal Bar Council.

Rashika Saxena

(Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Rashika Saxena is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana in Trademark team. She mainly, focuses on Trademark and Copyright Prosecution.She is involved in attending trademark registry related submissions &f ollow-ups, hearings, trademark searches, trademark filings and client co-ordination.She is also involved in drafting of contract and matters pertaining to commercial laws. She has completed her Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Legislative Law [BBA LL. B (Hons.)] from Symbiosis Law School, Noida, Symbiosis International University.

Aswathi Nair

(Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Aswathi is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana with over 3 years of experience. Aswathi has done BBA, LL.B. under Karnataka State Law University and is an Advocate under Karnataka State Bar Council. Aswathi specializes in handling Trademarks matters related to drafting of replies against objections raised by the Trademark registries, Letter of Objection, Cease & amp; Desist notices, Notice of opposition, counter statement, rectification and evidences and other legal documents along with Client counselling. Aswathi has also experience in drafting, vetting and structuring various agreements including IP Licensing, Share Purchase, Non- Solicitation, etc. Aswathi also handles pursuing applications of Copyright registrations.