Associates / Jr. Associates

Dr. Gargi Baruah

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Gargi is a Patent Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana since September 2020. Before that, she had worked briefly as a hardware engineer at TerraBlue XT, a startup specializing in wearable healthcare, and also worked as an assistant professor for about a year at RV College of Engineering (ECE Dept.), Bangalore. She did her M.Tech (Electronics from Tezpur Central University (Gold medalist) and completed her PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from IIT Guwahati specializing in control systems. She has also authored/co-authored 13 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.

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.

Aruna Nayak

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Aruna is an Associate working with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K). She has done her master’s degree in Bioenvironmental Engineering from UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana Champain), USA. Initially she worked on fuel cells in the department of NPRE, UIUC, USA and later went on to do my Masters in Bioenvironmental Engineering from UIUC, USA. She has worked as a System Engineer with specialization in Diesel Exhaust After treatment, later she, worked with UNR, Nevada as a Research Associate, focusing more on Bioenvironmental applications. Additionally, she has expanded her experience to the software domain, while specializing in Automotive Engineering.

Ramakrishnan A

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Ramakrishna is an associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. He has 2 years of experience in IP domain and has worked in technologies related to Mechanical, Electro- Mechanical, Software technologies etc. He has an expertise in responding to the First Examination Report and Hearing Notice, Drafting Provisional and Complete Specification, Patentability search. Previously, he worked with K&S Partners, Bangalore, and L S Davar & Company, Kolkata. He has a mechanical core working experience in the manufacturing of automotive transmission components in TVS Sundaram Fasteners Ltd, Chennai. He holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Gauthami A C

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Gauthami is an associate in Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. She has more than 4 years of experience in in dealing with different domains of IPR such as Prosecution, Patentability Search, Landscape Analysis, Freedom-to-Operate, and Infringement analysis. She did her M.Tech in Computer and B E in Information Science and Engineering. She has worked in different technology areas such as Computer , Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence and so on. I have worked in K&S Partners and Law Firm of Naren Thappeta.

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.

Gurpaise Kaur

Gurpraise Kour

(Associate – Litigation)

Gurpraise is a patent Associate working with Khurana & Khurana. She did her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biotechnology from SKUAST Jammu. She was awarded with Gold medal for securing 1st position in university. She did Master’s in Biotechnology from University of Jammu. She has also qualified NET-JRF and GATE exam in Life sciences. She is a registered patent agent. After doing 3 months internship with the Firm, she has started working as Jr. Associate. Her main area of work is related to Patent Drafting and preparing FER responses for Patent.

Ajay Kacher

(Associate – Litigation)

Ajay is an Associate working with the Litigation Team, at Khurana and Khurana. He comes with over 7 years of experiences in Corporate Laws, Drafting, Listing Compliances and Legal matters. He has vast experience of appearing and liaising with various authorities to present the Company before ROC, RBI, SEBI, RERA, NeSL, CERSAI, NCLT, Consumer Court and District Court etc. Mr. Ajay holds his Master’s Degree in Commerce; has done LLB and is a Company Secretary. He has also been awarded the President’s Award in Bharat Scouts and Guides. Mr. Ajay has a strong experience in Company Laws, Labour Laws, Securities Laws etc., and specialises in all aspects of Due Diligence Report, Search Report, Contractual laws, Corporate Law Advisory. He began his career with A.K. Verma and Co. in 2014 as Compliance officer and thereafter he has also works with One City Group, Shri Rathi Group as Company Secretary. He has worked extensively on advising, negotiating, drafting, vetting and structuring various forms of Agreements related to Lease Agreement, Loan Agreements, Sale-Purchase Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Tri-Party Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Share Purchase Agreements etc., and form different types of Company, LLP, Partnership Firm and Societies etc.

Aatir Saiyed

(Associate – Litigation)

Aatir is an Associate working with the Litigation Team, at Khurana and Khurana. He specializes in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) matters. He has experience in the field of Litigation, Arbitration, Corporate Laws, Copyright & Trademark matters. He regularly appears for clients before various Courts and Tribunals including the City Civil Court, Bombay High Court, National Company Law Tribunal etc. He has assisted and handled complex Litigations and Arbitration matters including in the areas of Property Disputes, Real Estate, Commercial Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Testamentary Disputes, Family matters and IBC matters. At times, he has also argued matters at the Bombay High Court. Aatir comes from a family having strong law background and he is inspired by their contribution to the legal fraternity and society at large. In his present role at the firm, he manages the Litigation practice at the Firm and also handles matters related to Corporate Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, IPR and Arbitration. He works on drafting and vetting of documents, legal research, preparing arguments, drafting and replying to legal notices, assisting in litigation, legal strategy and advising clients. His carries a great enthusiasm & curiosity on learning and understanding new issues and problems in law. He enjoys the rigors and challenges that come with each case and he sincerely and dedicatedly works towards each matter. Apart from his professional life and work, he is also sports enthusiastic.



(Associate – Patent Design and Practice)

Suganya is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana and of its Patent Research and Intellectual Property (IP) Asset Management Firm, IIPRD. Suganya is an Electrical and Electronics Graduate and a Registered Patent Agent (India). With an experience of over 6 years, Suganya has strong experience in IP Asset Management with focus on invention ideation and review, patentability assessment, inventor interview, patent drafting, and patent prosecution. Suganya has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for IN among other jurisdictions in technical domains including, but not limited to, communications, semiconductors, cloud computing, communication
protocols and standards, medical devices, AI-based technologies, etc.


(Associate – Litigation)

Gopinath is an Associate in Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has more than 5 years of experience in dealing with different domains of IPR such as Drafting, Office Action Responses, Patentability Search, Landscape Analysis, and Infringement analysis. He has worked in different technology areas such as Electronics, Telecommunication, Mechanical, Automobile, Semiconductor, Computer Networks, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence for patent research. He holds a bachelors’ degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, he has worked with Maxval IP Services and Altacit Global Law firm.

Karanbir Singh

(Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Karanbir Singh is working as a business development associate at Khurana & Khurana Advocates and IIPRD. He is 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.

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.

Astha Shrivastava

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Astha is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana (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.

Sramana Mittra

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Sramana is a Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. She has completed her LL.B in Intellectual Property Law from RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur. She has attained a Bachelor‟s Degree in Information Technology from the Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology Serampore (West Bengal University of Technology). She has previously worked as a Patent Associate at Saikrishna & Associates and has also been a Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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.

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

(Associate – Trademark and Copyright Group)

Harsh Sharma

(Associate – Litigation)

Harsh is an Associate working with the Litigation Team at Khurana and Khurana. He graduated in the year 2020 with a B.A.LLB (Hons.) Degree from M.S University of Baroda and is provisionally enrolled with the State Bar Council of Gujarat. During his undergraduate course he has interned extensively in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Litigation, including with firms like Karanjawala & Co. He has previously also interned with the Trademarks & Copyright Team at Khurana and Khurana where he worked exclusively in the field of Trademark Prosecution. He is sufficiently skilled in carrying out Legal Research and Legal Drafting.”

Vikramaditya Singh

(Associate – Litigation)

Vikramaditya is an Associate principally working with the Litigation Team, at Khurana and Khurana. During his graduation year at law school while pursuing a B.A.LLB (Hons.) degree from Amity Law School, Delhi affiliated to (GGSIPU), he also completed a Postgraduate Diploma Course in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi. Vikramaditya has previously interned as a Judicial Clerk at the Court of Hon’ble Justice Mr. Vibhu Bakhru & interned at the Chambers of Senior Advocate Mr. Gaurav Pachnanda in matters pertaining to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. He has also interned for a long haul with Mr. Raghav Chadha who is a Member of Legislative Assembly and VC Delhi Jal Board, where Vikram overlooked all Litigation and Arbitration matters of the Delhi Jal Board and additionally worked closely with Mr.Chadha’s personal matters and the Peace and Harmony Committee of The Delhi Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) constituted to overlook hateful content disseminated on Facebook Inc. during the 2020 Delhi Riots. He has also interned at Lall & Sethi wherein he worked with the Trademarks Team on various Prosecution and Litigation matters. Vikram works at the Delhi Office of K&K in matters pertaining majorly to Litigation at the Delhi High Court & Saket District Court. He is skilled at legal drafting, legal research, comprehensive contract drafting and review, legal strategizing and policy making.

Upasna Rana

(Associate – Litigation)

Upasna is an Associate in the Litigation Department at Khurana & Khurana. She has graduated with a B.Com.LLB. (Hons.) degree from UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and holds a Masters degree in Intellectual Property Laws from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. She is enrolled at Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and has previously worked with Senior Advocate Sh. Sunil Chadha on matters, including IP, Matrimony, Constitution, Mediation, and Arbitration. She also has interned with Anand & Anand, Ministry of Law & Justice, Talwar Advocates and District Court, Chandigarh. With Khurana & Khurana, her primary responsibilities include litigation in Commercial, Banking and Corporate matters, drafting and vetting of Commercial Contracts for clients, Legal Notices, Legal Opinions, etc. She is skilled at legal drafting, vetting and research.

Medha banta

(Associate – Litigation)

Medha is an Associate working with the Media & Entertainment law team at Khurana & Khurana. She is well qualified in the area of Intellectual Property Laws with a specialisation in music and copyrights. She holds a Masters degree in IPR and Technology Laws from Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and has done IPR certification courses from WIPO and Harvard Law School. She has previously worked with various artists and production houses of the film and music industry. Her area of practice focuses on handling transactions related to music, entertainment, media and copyright laws.

Ancy Jacob

(Associate – Trademark and Copyright Group)

Ancy is an associate in Trademarks and Copyright Department at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. She has graduated with a L.L.B (Hons.) degree from CUSAT, Kerala and has completed L.L.M with specialisation in Intellectual Property Laws from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. Her research area in L.L.M was on the Interface of Data Protection and Copyright. She focuses her practice area on Trademark prosecution specializing in drafting of Notice of Opposition, Counter Statement, Affidavit in support of evidence and reply to objections raised by Registry. Apart from her focus in IP she is also passionate about the areas of Competition Law, Contracts Law and Human Rights Law.

Ashish Laxmanrao Kankal

(Associate Litigation)

Ashish is an Associate working with the Litigation team at Khurana & Khurana. He did his graduation in B.Pharmacy from the AISSMS College, Pune University, Pune, and post-graduation M.Pharmacy from ALRAD COP, Pune University, Pune. He also holds a LL.B. degree from TMV’s Law College, Pune. He has past experience of internships under various Advocates and law firms. He is actively involved in contract drafting and vetting and appearing before the courts for various litigation matters. His area of practice focuses on preparing FER responses for Patents, Trademark prosecution, and infringement, dealing with commercial matters, due diligence, and handling client queries.

Poulami Sarkar

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Poulami is an Associate working with Khurana & Khurana. She is involved in projects including Novelty/Patentability searches to disclose prior arts corresponding to the subject invention. She has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Law integrated with Computer Science Engineering (B.Tech LLB) from Sharda University, Greater Noida in the year 2021. She was awarded with “Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal” for securing 1st position in college. She has prior experience in the researching and content writing. She is a contributing author to the Book titled “Role of Intellectual Property Right in Economic Growth: Prospects and Challenges”. She is well versed with the field of computer science and technology, cyber.

Kashish Yadav

(JAssociate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Kashish is an Associate working with Khurana & Khurana. She has graduated from the School of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun in the year 2021 with a Bachelors degree in Energy Technology with LLB (Hons.) in Intellectual Property Rights (BTech LLB). She is involved with the patent prosecution and drafting team of the firm. During her graduating years she has interned in firms like Mason & Associates. She has keen interest in trademarks, trade secrets & copyrights. She was also part of the Advisory board at her Universities IPR cell.


Deeksha Prakash

(Associate – Litigation)

Deeksha Prakash is an Associate working with the Litigation team at Khurana and Khurana. Having graduated with a BBA LLB degree from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad in 2022, she soon got enrolled with the Karnataka State Bar Council. She has previously interned with esteemed entities such as Latham & Watkins LLP, White & Case LLP and the Chambers of Namrata Pahwa. Considering her passion towards IP law, she has also been trained in IP- related certificate courses organized by renowned organizations such as WIPO. She has been an intern with the Litigation team at Khurana and Khurana since August 2021 and has recently started to gain more experience with the Corporate Commercial team as well. Since then, she has demonstrated her considerable skills in legal research, drafting, translating, reviewing and rendering assistance in courts in areas such as IP law, IPC, CrPC, CPC, Negotiable Instruments Act, etc.

Harsha Aswani

(Associate – Litigation)

Harsha Aswani is an Associate working with Litigation Team at Khurana & Khurana. She is actively involved in drafting, vetting, structuring and summarising various Agreements related to Intellectual Property Laws such as Product Designing Agreements, Technology Transfer Agreements, IP Assignment Agreements, Collaborative Research Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Agreements related to FinTech, Privacy Policies, Employment Agreements and Letters, POSH Policies, Commercial Agreements such as Joint Venture Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Agreements related to Media & Entertainment Laws, inter-alia to name a few, Option Agreements, Showrunners Agreement, Talent Management Agreements, Artist Endorsement Agreements, Celebrity Service Agreements, Line Production Agreements, In-Film/Show Integration Agreements, Exploitation of Satellite Rights Agreements. In her brief association with Advocate Ritisha Mukherjee, Attorney Media & Entertainment Law, she assisted in conducting script clearance, OTT Compliances, and drafting of Domestic and Overseas Film Distribution Agreements, Music Distribution Agreements, Legal opinions, amongst others. Harsha has an LL.M. in IPR from National Law University, Jodhpur, and earned a “Gold-Medal” for her exemplary performance. She is a WIPO alumna and was honoured to be one of the top 52 candidates from around the globe and one of the youngest and highest ranked participants from India in the 12th Advanced International Certificate Course (AICC) on “IP Asset Management for Business Success”, organized by WIPO, KIPO, KIPA, and KAIST, in 2021. WIPO gave her the opportunity to actively engage in healthy discussions and negotiations related to licensing of IP with people from different demographics & backgrounds. She also has a keen interest in designing & drafting customized Trade-Secret Protection Policies for companies and their employees with identified trade secrets/confidential information.

Anvita Joshi

Anvita G Joshi

(Associate – Litigation)

Anvita G. Joshi is an Associate working with the Litigation team at Khurana and Khurana. Having graduated with a B.A., LL.B. degree from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad in 2022, she is enrolled in the Karnataka State Bar Council. She is experienced in the field of IPR prosecution and has handled matters before the Trade Marks Registry. She is skilled at legal research, drafting and client advisory.

Given Anvita’s passion for IPR, she has now diversified her practice into IP litigation before the courts of


Akshith S R

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Akshith is a techno-legal professional currently working as an associate in Khurana & Khurana and has over three years of work experience in the field of patent law across various technology domains. Akshith is a registered Patent Agent (IN/PA-4614) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from BMS college of Engineering, Bengaluru and a Law degree (LLB with Honors in IP Law) from RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur. Akshith started his career as a Patent Engineer in a US-based IP Law firm and has handled patent Prosecution of Indian and US cases for some of the top technology companies. Akshith has helped clients ranging from Startups to Fortune 500 companies to protect their patents in India, the United States, and the European Union. Presently, Akshith focuses his practice area on patent law, specializing in patent drafting and patent prosecution