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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Vikram Sethi

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Vikram is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IIPRD and is extensively involved in drafting office action responses and identifying differences between the cited arts and the subject invention to overcome the rejections of search report for Patent Attorneys. He is well acquainted with US, EP and Indian Patent laws and filing procedures at the said jurisdictions. He has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjabi University, Patiala in the year 2019. Prior to joining Khurana and Khurana Advocates, he worked as a Patent Analyst at TT Consultants, Mohali where he conducted various analytics projects including Novelty/Patentability searches, Validation/Invalidation searches, Design searches, Infringement searches and Freedom-to-Operate searches etc. He is well versed with the fields of mechanical and allied sciences. His speciality areas include automotives, robotics, machine tools, medical devices such as syringes, catheters and subterranean operations such as hydraulic fracturing etc.

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.

Vagish Pandey

(Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Vagish is an associate in Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has a degree in Law (IP Hons) from the Rajiv Gandhi School of IP law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to entering the field of Intellectual Property Law, Vagish worked as a Production Engineer Trainee with a leading Austrian wire manufacturing Company. In addition to his interests in drafting and prosecuting Software based Patent applications, Vagish takes a keen interest in Contract Law, Copyright law, Open Source Licensing and Technology Transfer agreements. In his leisure, Vagish enjoys listening to Hindustani and Carnatic instrumental music, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saransh Chaturvedi

(Associate – Trademark and Copyright Group)

Saransh is an Associate in K&K and IIPRD. He completed his graduation from Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University. He did his LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. His research area in LLM was in the Intellectual Property Strategy and the Open Innovation. He has represented his university in various national and international seminars. He has a plethora of writings in the field of Intellectual Property particularly in the domain of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright, where his articles have been published in prestigious platforms like LiveLaw, SCC Online, The Sunday Guardian Live, etc. to name a few.

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 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.

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.

Ansh Maggo

(Associate – Trademark and Copyright Group)

Ansh Maggo is an Associate at Khurana & Khurana in the Trademark Prosecution team. He has an experience of over 2 years in Trademark prosecution, opposition and enforcement. His practice focuses on preparing Notice of Oppositions, 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. He has completed his B.COM LLB (Hons.) from Institute of Law, Nirma University in the year 2018.”

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.

Ashish Laxmanrao Kankal

(Jr. 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.

Charu Roy

(Jr. Associate Litigation)

Charu Roy is an Associate working with the Litigation team at Khurana & Khurana. A former journalist and Editor with the Entertainment giant – Femina, Times of India, she brings with her keen insights into the Media and Entertainment Industry, among others. During her time in Law College she interned as a Judicial Clerk with Hon’ble Mr. Justice U.U. Lalit, SC; at the Offices of Parekh and Co. working on matters pertaining to Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, and others. She previously worked as an in-house Legal Counsel for a Movie Production House. She holds BA, MA and L.L.B. Degrees, along with Post-Graduate Diplomas in Media Laws from NALSAR and in IPR from National Law School, Bangalore. She mainly works on litigation mandates at K&K and is well adept at Legal Research and Legal Drafting. She is also involved with drafting Legal Notices, C&D Notices, drafting and vetting of Contracts and Agreements.

Poulami Sarkar

(Jr. Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Poulami is an Associate working with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K). 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, and pharmaceutical.

Kashish Yadav

(Jr. Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Kashish is an Associate working with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. 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.