Principal / Senior Associates


Dr. Gurmeet Kaur Nanda

(Principal Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Dr. Gurmeet has multidisciplinary knowledge in Intellectual Property, Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. She has 14 years of experience in Drug Discovery R&D of Panacea Biotec Ltd, where she was instrumental in setting up and establishing the IP department along managing a Discovery Chemistry Lab. She was responsible Intellectual Property management and strategizing all drug discovery projects (all the patent related activities like Prior Art Search, Infringement Analysis, Patent Landscaping, IP Due Diligence, Patent Drafting, Patent Filing and Patent Prosecution at National and International levels). She was actively involved in analysing Ideas, conducting Patentability Analysis and providing Patentability Opinions all the projects at drug discovery research resulting in development of substantial Intellectual Property portfolio NCE Patents granted in US, EP, JP, Russia, China, Singapore, Australia and India.

She has worked extensively in Drug Discovery research and was actively involved in designing novel NCE’s desired Biological and Physiochemical properties, their Chemical Synthesis, Optimization, Lead Determination and Scale ups. She has several discovery patents to her credit. The successful NCE’s from one metabolic disorder projects is under clinical development. In addition to Drug Discovery experience, she has also CRO experience in handling FTE/FSS work national as well as international clients. She has doctorate degree in chemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She was recipient of University Gold medal in M. Sc (Hons), Chemistry and B. Sc (Hons), Chemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has done several advanced Intellectual Property Courses from WIPO and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Patents Law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

Govindhaswamy Srinivasan

(Principal Associate – PharmaceuticalLife Sciences Practice Group)

Govindh is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has nearly 12 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Food chemistry and Biomedical devices. He has vast experience in all kinds of patent searches, landscape preparation, competitor intelligence, patent drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide, drafting response to FER, patentability and FTO opinions, patent due diligence, patent ranking and valuation, and product portfolio management. He has worked at various patent search firms and LPO. Govindh completed his Masters in Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, Trichy. He also has his Law degree (LL.B) from Karnataka State Law University. He is a certified Patent agent with Indian Patent and Trademarks Office.

Dr. Padmapriya

(Principal Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Dr. Priya is a Registered Patent Agent at the Indian Patent Office and has over 10 years of experience in handling Intellectual Property matters, an emphasis on Life Science and Chemical Science technologies. Dr. Priya has extensive experience in managing the Patent Life Cycle and is well-versed in prosecution of at IPO Domestic and International clients. Dr. Priya has handled Litigation, Prosecution and Drafting of Patent a wide range of domains including Food Technology, Nutraceuticals, Molecular Biology, Recombinant Technology, Genetic Transformation, Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology, Agro-biotechnology, Immunology, Diagnostics, and Nanotechnology, to name a few. Prior to joining Khurana & Khurana, Dr. Priya was associated other IP firms and also had a brief stint as an independent practitioner assisting inventors protect their Intellectual Property and transform into assets of economic value. Dr. Priya earned her Ph.D. in Life Sciences specialization in Microbial Enzymes from the University of Madras and a PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law from NLSIU, Bangalore.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Garg

(Principal Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Sanjeev holds a Doctorate degree in Medicinal Chemistry from NIPER (Mohali) and is a Law Graduate from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Dr. Sanjeev has been in the domain of Patents the past 8 years primarily focusing on conducting Novelty/Patentability, Invalidity/Validity, Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches, Preparing IP Landscape Reports in various technology domains, Chemical Structure Searching using STN (REGISTRY and MARPAT), SciFinder, Reaxys, PubChem, SureChem, Chemspider etc., Drafting Patent Specifications (Provisional and Complete), IP Valuation, Patent/Portfolio and Patent Claim Mapping.

Dr. Shikha Tejswi

(Principal Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Shikha is a Principal Associate and holds a Doctorate degree in Organic Chemistry. She has brought more than 14 years of experience her in Patent Drafting, Patents Document Filing, Patent searching and prosecution and pre-grant opposition of Chemical and Biotech related inventions. She has attended many hearings at Patent Offices. Shikha is also an inventor and patent applicant in India her research work entitled “Novel Catalyst and Process Synthesis of 2, 6-Dimethyl Naphthalene”. She has also delivered various presentations on Latest Developments in IPR, Patenting Systems and Patent Search and on patent searching etc. at various colleges and Universities representing TIFAC, DST. She has worked many renowned firms like S. Majumdar & Company, PFC-TIFAC & Kan And Krishme, in different fields and expertise.

Sandip Nighute

(Principal Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Sandip is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has over 13 years of rich experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of Speciality Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Agro- chemicals. He has an expertise in all kinds of patent searches, landscape preparation, patent drafting and prosecution of patent worldwide, patentability and FTO opinions, patent due diligence, pharmaceutical product strategy, non-infringing route selection and product portfolio management. He has worked at in-house patent cells of reputed pharmaceutical companies including Lupin, Zydus-Cadila, Piramal and Aurigene discovery (Dr.Reddy‟s Subsidiary). Prior to entering the patent field, Sandip gained -on technical experience in chemistry research and process development chemicals, intermediates and API in the research laboratory of Chembioteck Research International (TCG group).He has also been engaged in delivering lectures and trainings on IP topics at corporate / Research centres / Colleges. He was being invited as resource person and guest speaker intellectual property domain at National Chemical Congress conference at Pune,India, where he delivered a lecture on the topic “Intellectual Property Rights from Chemistry perspective”.Sandip did his Masters in Chemistry from University of Pune. He has also completed his Law degree (LL.B) from University of Pune. He is a certified Patent as well as Trademarks agent Indian Patent and Trademarks Office.

Ankur Sehgal

(Principal Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Ankur is a Principal Associate at IIPRD and K&K. Ankur brings over 6 years of experience in Patent Searching, Preparation, Due-Diligence, Portfolio Management, Patent Drafting, Portfolio Analysis, Landscape Studies, and Patent Illustration experience. He handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability Studies, Freedom-to-Operate Searches, Validity/Invalidity Searches, Patent Drafting relating to Mechanical, Automotive, , Telecom, and Defence Related Technologies/Domains. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management from RV College of Engineering, VTU and a Bachelor of Laws from CCS University. Ankur is actively involved in Business Development at IIPRD where he handles multiple key accounts at the firm. He has also worked on multiple in licensing and out licensing mandates at IIPRD universities, start up’s, individual inventors and corporates.

Parvez Kudrolli

(Principal Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Parvez Kudrolli is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. His expertise lies in consultancy, business development and client relationships relating to Patent Drafting, Searches, Analysis, Prosecution, Training and Commercialization. Parvez has been an Inventor, Patentee and Entrepreneur and has obtained patents his inventions in India & USA. He has experience of developing & inventing software related inventions, drafting & prosecuting patent , conducting patent workshops, commercializing patent rights and managing a Software IPR related startup company. He has a degree in B.Sc. (Maths) and is a Registered Patent Agent admitted to practice before the Indian Patent Office.

Lalit Suryavansi

(Principal Associate – 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 Agent [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.

Dr. Kamal Kumar

(Principal Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Kamal has over 21 years of experience in the Electrical and Fiber Optic Communication Industry, and has been extensively involved in Patent Preparation and Prosecution matters for a number of Indian and International Clients. Kamal has drafted Indian and International patent for subject matters ranging from Microwave Electronics to Optical Communication to Satellite mounted microstrip antennas to parallel computing subject matters. Kamal has expertise in preparing and filing patent along conducting Analysis relating to Patentability, Invalidity and Infringement through multiple Patent and Non-Patent databases including Thompson Innovation, Delphion, SciFinder, Scirus, IEEE among others. Kamal has been actively involved in IP Research and Creation of subject matters pertaining to Analog Domain and has also focused on transistor level design & simulation of Analog circuits in Cadance tools Vituoso, Spectre RF. Kamal has further been involved in Patent Preparation US and EP Patent Attorneys inventive concepts relating to Digital Domain focusing on designing RTL and testing in VHDL. Kamal has a Bachelors in Physics from MDS University, a Masters in Microwave Electronics from MDS University, an M.Phil Complex Dielectric Permittivity of Soil Samples at Microwave Frequencies, and a Ph.D in Microstrip Antennas.

Madhulika Kapoor

(Principal Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Madhulika is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. Madhulika holds a Master’s degree in I.T. (M.Tech) from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi. She holds a Law degree (LL. B) from Chaudary Charan Singh University, Meerut and has over 7+ years of experience in IPR domain in prominent MNCs.

Madhulika has worked Indian, US & European clients projects such as but not limited to patent research, patent infringement, patent drafting, preparing response to office actions etc. She has worked in domains like Electronics, Telecommunication, Software, Mechanical, and Electrical patent research, patent infringement, drafting of patent and office action projects.

Her 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 including but not limited to computer networks such as in the arts of Access Control Lists, managing redundancies, updating network elements, configuring network infrastructures, managing wireless communication networks, among other like technology domains.

She has also been a speaker and trainer at C-, Delhi information related to patent searching, Infringement analysis, and White space analysis. Madhulika has extensive experience in multiple software domains including machine learning, AI technologies, neural networks, multi-model databases, data structures, among others.

Prasad Karhad

(Principal Associate – Patents)

Prasad is a Principal Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent Agent India (IN/PA 2352) Bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering. He has over 11 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of electronics, semiconductor, telecommunication, mechanical, software, ecommerce, Instrumentation, automobile and electrical. He has expertise in Patent drafting, Novelty searches, Patent invalidity searches, Freedom-to operate search (FTO), Patent claim chart preparation / claim analysis, Patent infringement analysis, Office Action Responses and patent portfolio management. He has worked Legasis services Pvt. Ltd, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd. and IMC Global Technology Services Pvt. Ltd. Prasad is working Khurana & Khurana since 3 years as a Senior Patent Associate and handling responsibilities of business development, client communication along patent research and drafting.

Meenakshi Ogra Mukherjee

(Principal Associate – Litigation)

Meenakshi is a Principal Associate in the Litigation Department at Khurana & Khurana. A graduate in Psychology (Hons.) from Lady Shriram College, University of Delhi in the year 1994 and LL.B from the University of Delhi’s Campus Law Centre in the year 1997, Meenakshi has more than 15 years of experience in conducting litigation both at the Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi and other Fora. 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 mainly worked in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi and National Company Law Tribunal regular appearances at District Court and various Consumer Fora. She has also conducted Arbitration along all attending litigation support to protect the interests of the client before and during the proceedings. She has handled matters pertaining to Company law, which includes oppression and mismanagement, winding up, rectification of register etc.; interpretation of contracts, negotiable instruments, pledges etc.; invoking writ jurisdiction of the High Court and Supreme Court of India on behalf of corporate as well as individuals; 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.

Manoj Saxena

(Principal Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Manoj is Principal Associate Khurana and Khurana IP Advocates and IP Attorneys since September,2014. Manoj has a master’s degree in Political Science from St. John’s College, Agra and has done Managerial Course from a leading faculty of India. Manoj brings him a rich experience of 26 years of managerial expertise and client relations. Manoj’s job profile includes business development activities pertaining to Intellectual Property Right Matters. Manoj specialises in liaison existing and potential customers Trademark filings, prosecution of , Trademark hearings, Trademark oppositions. Providing litigation support services Intellectual Property Right litigation and commercial litigation is akey area of his activities. He regularly Participates in major exhibitions/ conferences and seminars networking potential customers.

Hainsi Kanwal

(Principal Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Hainsi is Principal Associate at Delhi office of IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and focuses on Trademark Searches, Analysis, Filing, and Client Counselling. Hainsi has over 12 years of experience in client coordination and handling Trademark portfolios of client and is highly competent in handling examination reports and opposition matters.

Rajesh Mishra

(Prinicipal Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Rajesh is Business Development Manager and handles Business Development Department at IIPRD. Rajesh has over 11 years of experience in Business Development and Sales and more than 8 years of experience in managing Business Development and Sales team various corporates from India, USA, UK and Canada. Rajesh executes all strategic business development initiatives at IIPRD. He has a degree in B. Com (Hons) and MBA in Marketing Research and Consumer Behaviour. In his last assignment Rajesh has worked one of the top IT MNC and maintained excellent rating consecutive six years, he has been rated outstanding performer for consecutive four years and has been in the League of Extraordinary for consecutive two years.

Shourabh Banerjee

(Principal Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Shourabh Banerjee, an MBA academically, comes an experience of over a decade in Resource Management and Business Development, Client Management, PR/ Networking functional roles multiple service based sectors ranging from Films and Entertainment to Advisory roles in Telecommunication giants like 3 Global Services, Corporate Training (Dale Carnegie Training), Recruitments and Staffing (Adecco India) and possesses a strong base of Business Development Consulting and Strategy. An avid reader and having a keen knack of learning experience of leading numerous teams during the rise to a Managerial role, Shourabh has to his credit, multiple bound projects on direct sales, and he exhibits strong leadership, negotiation, business analysis and team building skills. His strong experience in IPR Management include Business Consulting Indian/American/European/South East Asian Markets Patents/Trademark/Designs/Geographical Indications/ IP Commercialization which should help a long way in his collaborative growth K&K and IIPRD.

Anubhav Gupta

(Principal Associate- Taxation)

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).

Arindam Purkayastha

(Patent Attorney)

Arindam is a Patent Attorney at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent Agent (IN/PA 1344) bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from Delhi University, Law degree from Delhi University and MBA from IIM Lucknow. He has over 11 years of experience in handling diverse intellectual property (IP) matters. He has worked Law Firms, Indian Pharma/Life Sciences company and Indian IT/ Engineering company. He has expertise in national and international IP management, including dispute management, licensing and IP based organisational strategy/ policy formulation. At Khurana & Khurana he is handling responsibilities of IP management, client engagement and business development.

Dr. Hyacintha Lobo

(Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Hyacintha is a Senior Patent Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, and a Registered Patent Agent. She has earned 4 years of extensive experience in dealing IP matters including Patent Drafting, Patent Analytics and Patent Prosecution in the field of Material Chemistry, Textiles, Polymers, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Life Sciences. In her current role, she is broadening her expertise in other domains such as Mechanical, Electronics, Telecommunication, and Software. Hyacintha holds a doctorate degree from UDCT and around 2 years of international post-doctoral research experience. She has also co-authored 11 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals.

Dr. Sweta Mishra

(Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Sweta holds a Doctorate degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Delhi and holds expertise in the technical domains of Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Sweta has been in the domain of Patents the past 1.5 years primarily focusing on conducting Novelty/Patentability, Invalidity/Validity, Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches, Chemical Structure Searching using STN (REGISTRY and MARPAT), SciFinder, PubChem, SureChem, Chemspider etc.

Neeru Mathur

(Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

A Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD, Neeru currently focuses on Patent preparation, rendering Infringement Opinions, and conducting various Patent Searches. She has a rich research experience in Biotechnology working at the premier Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. In the process co-authored many scientific papers, published in journals of repute. Armed a Post-Graduate degree specialisation in Genetics and Microbiology from Delhi University and in her exploration a techno-commercial experience, effectively developed & strengthened the concept of a NASA Patented unique Air purification Technology in India. Neeru along Mita handle the microbiology division and work in close association the clients and assist them in mentoring, and handling their Global Patent/IP Portfolios.

Dr. Shashikant Verma

(Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

Shashi has over 5 years of experience in providing specialized Patent Support services and related IPR matters, specifically focusing on Patent Searches, Landscapes, and allied Opinions. Shashi has expertise in the technical domains of Nano-chemistry, Polymer-Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology. He holds a PhD. Degree in Chemistry specialization in Nano-chemistry from Jamia Hamdard (New Delhi). Shashi is well versed Novelty Search/Patentability Search, FTO search/Clearance Search, Landscape Analysis, State of Art Search, Validity/Invalidity Searches, Patent to Product Mapping, Product to Patent Mapping, File wrapper analysis, Infringement analysis and Patent-Litigations.

Syed Habeeb Ahmed

(Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences Practice Group)

more than 5 years of experience in Patent Search and Analytics, Syed have domain expertise in Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnological Products and Medical Devices. He holds Master`s degree in Biochemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from IGNOU (New Delhi) and also MBA in Technology Management from IIT (New Delhi). He is involved in conducting Prior Art/Novelty/Patentability, Invalidity/Validity, Clearance/Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches, Preparing IP Landscape Reports in various technology domains, Chemical Structure Searching, Sequence Searching, Patent/Portfolio and Patent Claim Mapping.

Sumant Kumar Bhaskar

(Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical – Life Sciences Practice Group)

With more than 4 years of experience in Patent Search and Analytics, Sumant has domain expertise in Chemicals, Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceuticals. He holds a Master`s degree in Process Chemistry from NIPER (Mohali). He is involved in conducting Prior Art/Novelty/Patentability, Invalidity/Validity, Clearance/Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches, Preparing IP Landscape Reports in various technology domains, Chemical Structure Searching, using STN (REGISTRY and MARPAT), SciFinder, Reaxys, PubChem, SureChem, Chemspider, etc., Patent/Portfolio Watch and Patent Claim Mapping.

Suryakeerthi Mohan

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Surya’s experience encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution various clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations, Small-to-Midsize corporations, research institutions, to independent inventors. While Surya’s core practice area is in the mechanical and the related arts owing to his Mechanical Engineering background, Surya also has experience in other practice areas such as the computer arts, the electrical arts, electro-mechanical arts, or business methods. Surya has extensive experience in handling technologies and inventions associated automotive controls and instrumentation, artificial intelligence including machine learning, additive manufacturing, communication technologies in electronic devices, and field effect transistors among others. Surya also has experience in multiple jurisdictions having received his undergraduate education from the United Kingdom, his law school education from both the United Kingdom and the United States of America, in addition to his work experience at various patent firms from the USA. Surya brings in his unique experience when assisting clients of various kinds. In particular, he can appreciate the mechanics of international patent ecosystems allowing him to provide farsighted patent protection strategies. Surya can also appreciate the business needs of clients thus allowing him to provide counsel on best practices in the patent field that can lead to the best protection his clients. His education credentials includes a BEng (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from Lancaster University, UK, a Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination (LLB Equivalent) from The University of Law, London Moorgate, UK, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law, Ohio, USA.

Deepshikha Arora

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Deepshikha is a Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of Electronics, Semiconductor, Telecom, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Mechanical and software domains. She has been drafting Patent and responding to office actions Indian as well as International clients. Her education includes Bachelors in Electronics & Telecommunication from University of Pune and Masters in Renewable Energy Technology (Hons.) from Rajasthan Technical University. She is also an alumnus of Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).

Saurabh Kumar Jain

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Saurabh is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He comes total experience of 6 years in IPR and Academics. He has expertise in all kind of patent searches, patent drafting and patent portfolio management. Saurabh handles projects involving Preparation and Prosecution of Patent relating to all Telecom, Wireless Standards, and Computer Network Relating Technologies. He has a Masters in Digital Communication and Bachelors in Electronics and Communication from R.G.P.V.U Bhopal (M.P.).

Sanjay Sharma

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Sanjay Sharma is an IP strategist 8 years of experience in helping inventors and corporate protect, assert and monetize their inventions globally. Sanjay has extensive experience in designing customized patent support services related to patent development, acquisition and enforcement. Sanjay has -on experience in technology research & analytics, technology assessment, technology landscape, technology road-map, technology scouting, market feasibility research. Sanjay has worked closely individual inventors, IP lawyers, Patent Professionals as well as corporate counsels, R&D teams, in-house IP teams and advised them on IPR and post-grant review cases, portfolio management, patent-product overlap analysis, out-licensing of technologies etc. Sanjay has proven technological expertise in Semiconductor, Memory Devices, Wireless Communication protocols, A.I, Autonomous Vehicles, Block- , Green Tech, Electronics, Software and ICT domains amongst others.

Paras Khurana

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Paras is an IP Attorney and Senior Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana over 7 years of Experience in dealing Patent and Design matters related to Software /Electronics domain. Paras handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability Studies, Freedom-to-Operate Searches, and Validity/Invalidity Searches, both Global Corporates and International IP Law Firms. He also focuses on preparing infringement opinions and drafting responses to Office Actions. His education includes a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from Lovely Professional University and a Law degree from the CCS University.

Meera Gupta

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Meera is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. She has extensive experience in US Patent Prosecution and Drafting of 5 years. She has worked with US Law Firms and worked closely with Attorneys to efficiently handle Prosecution, Drafting and Research work. She has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VTU, Belgaum. She holds a Law degree (LL.B) from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra and has worked in prominent MNCs.

Meera has worked for Indian, US & European client for projects such as but not limited to patent research, patent infringement, patent drafting, preparing response to office actions etc. she has worked in domains like Electronics, Telecommunication, Software and Electrical for patent research, drafting and prosecution projects.

Her primary responsibilities in the firm include patent drafting and office action response drafting in hitech domain.

Sathish Kumar

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Sathish Kumar is a Senior Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. He has over 7 years of immense experience in Intellectual Property Rights. He handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability, FTO Searches, Validity/Invalidity Searches, Infringement analysis, Claim Chart, State of Art Search, Competitor Analysis and Landscape studies. He holds expertise in the technical domains of Electronics, Semiconductors, Wireless communication, communication, Software, Automotive electronics, Bio-Medical electronics, , IoT and among other allied technologies. He is a Graduate in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Karpagam University, Coimbatore and also holds PG diploma in IPR from Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai.

Parthipan Rajendiran

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Parthipan is Senior Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. He has over 6 years of immense experience in Intellectual Property Rights. He handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability, FTO Searches, Validity/Invalidity Searches, Infringement analysis, Claim Chart, State of Art Search, Competitor Analysis and Landscape studies. Parthipan holds expertise in the technical domains of Mechanical, Automobile, HVAC, Windmill, Oil & Gas, Medical Devices, Robotics, Flooring, , Sanitary ware and among other allied technologies. He is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai and currently, pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from IGNOU University, Delhi.

Aman Verma

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Aman is Senior Associate Khurana & Khurana. He has over 6 years of experience in IP domain. He has worked in various technologies related to Electronic, Electrical, and Semiconductor Devices etc. He has an expertise in Patentability Searches, Validity/Invalidity Searches, Landscape Analysis, and Freedom to Operate Searches, Scoping Projects, and Competitive Monitoring. Previously he worked CPA Global Support Services Pvt. Ltd, Noida. He also went under six months internship in R&D Department at SonaKoyo Steering Systems Ltd, Gurugram. He holds his Master Degree in Microelectronics and VLSI Design.

Eashwer Athresh

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Eashwer is an Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He has worked at the IP Office at the Indian Institute of Science and has experience in conducting prior art searches. Before that, he worked as a Project Assistant at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc on a Solar Cell project. Eashwer has extensive experience in multiple software domains including server environments, HPC Environments, IoTs, data security management, cloud services, circuit layout enhancements, among others.Eashwer has a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Karnataka and an M.Eng in Material Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Ankit Agarwal

(Senior 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.

Ashish Kumar

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Ashish is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He has nearly two years of experience in patent drafting and responses to Office Actions relating to technologies in the field of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics. He is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University. He is well versed various domain fundamentals pertaining to the domain of mechanical engineering. He has expertise in all kind of patent searches and patent drafting.

Manish Kumar

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Manish Kumar is a Senior 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.

Nitin Sen

(Senior Associate – Litigation)

Nitin is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has almost 22 years of litigation experience in Intellectual Property and Commercial matters. Starting the chambers of a Senior Advocate, he joined the litigation department of a leading IP firm where he spearheaded the landmark Novartis patent litigation before departing for Beijing, China to set up a Representative Office, the first Indian lawyer to do so. Using his vast, rich and multi-domain experience, Nitin has the ability to identify and direct the client’s attention to key aspects of a matter. He is able to pro-actively advise and sensitise clients on their rights and potential or precipitated disputes to frame the best possible litigation and dispute-resolution strategy. He appears before a large number of courts and tribunals throughout the country and has expertise in civil and criminal aspects of Intellectual Property Law, domain name disputes, arbitration, and civil and commercial litigation in courts and specialised tribunals.

Vibhor Gupta

(Senior Associate – Litigation)

Vibhor has worked on various Policy Legislation based projects of the government. Some of the mentionable contributions have been in the making of a MMDR Amendment Act 2015. Vibhor was involved intensively in dealing the mining Laws in India and have made contributions by research papers to the Ministry of Mines, the Corporate Industry and various other stakeholders. Vibhor has also been a speaker at a Global Conference namely securing food all-critical need coherence in policies and action wherein he had spoken on the problem of food scarcity being a complex one, involving many factors that affect a society’s food security, including availability, access, stability and utilization. Vibhor has also conducted and participated Conservation Conference titled International Conference ‘Asian Elephant in the Wild-Elephant Talk’ wherein renowned conservationists, environmentalists and representatives from Governments of India’s North Eastern states and South East Asian countries had participated. The objective of the conference was to facilitate trans-boundary conservation of the Asian Elephant as the flagship specie between the countries of Bhutan-Myanmar-India. Vibhor had completed law and his bar exams in 2011. In the past 8 years of practice, Vibhor has represented various corporate and multinational clients and financial companies before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across the country. Vibhor has an extensive experience in complex civil and commercial litigation. Vibhor specializes in Banking Laws and Practices, Corporate laws, Arbitration, Securitization laws.

Rajat Sabu

(Senior Associate – Litigation)

Rajat is a Senior Associate (Litigation) at Khurana & Khurana. Rajat is a graduate in History (Hons) from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University holding Rank-II in the same, post which he pursued his L.LB from Faculty of Law, Delhi University and holds a First Division. He has over 6 years of cumulative experience in Administration-Management & Litigation. He has been extensively involved in litigation for over three years with primary focus on Commercial matters, Constitutional Matters, Labour Law, Insolvency Proceedings & has been actively involved in reviewing and vetting of commercial contracts for clients all over India. His primary responsibilities in the Firm include drafting and vetting of commercial contracts for clients all over India and in the US. Rajat is currently focussed on providing industry leading services to the clients of the Firm with respect to their matters listed before the Hon’ble Courts & in reviewing and vetting of commercial contracts by way of well-founded legal research to the clients for their businesses.

Anuja Nair

(Senior Associate – Litigation)

Anuja is a Senior Associate at Khurana &Khurana over 5 years of cumulative experience. She has completed her B.E. in Computer Science and has worked Infosys Technologies Ltd. as a Senior Software Engineer. She completed her LL.B. a Gold Medal from Mumbai University and has been pursuing her LL.M. in Business Laws. She was practicing under a Senior Lawyer in the Bombay High Court and the last two years, she has been handling matters under a Designated Senior Counsel in the Kerala High Court. She handles her own independent matters too relating to customs, co-operative societies, criminal and other such matters. She was appointed as a Commissioner at Wayanad by the High Court in one of the matters. She has also worked Zee on a contractual basis. Her experience is in general litigation, client counselling, negotiations, media and entertainment business etc. She focuses on Media/Entertainment Matters and represents numerous production houses, distributors and media houses their pre/post production agreements and litigation arising therefrom.

Anamika Chaudhary

(Senior Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Anamika is a seasoned Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys. She is holding degrees in Masters of Laws over 6 years of experience in Trade Mark practice and prosecution. She is associated the department of IPO and Trademark Registry and do liaison the appellate Government Authorities. Anamika specializes in all aspects of TM searches, of TM , preparing strategies approval in Trademark Registry, attend hearing to represent our client.

Saurabh Verma

(Senior Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Saurabh Verma is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He has over 6 years of experience in Business Development activities. Saurabh has been Khurana and Khurana since December 2017. He is responsible customer acquisition, Lead generation and prospect management. He is also responsible Domestic Client Handling, conducting Business development calls to Corporates and Law firms. Answering questions of potential clients follow-up calls. He has a graduation degree in B.COM (Computers) from Bhopal school of social sciences and MBA in marketing and finance from NIT-Bhopal.

Shrutika Misra

(Senior Associate – Trademark And Copyright Group)

Shrutika Misra is a Senior Associate at Khurana and Khurana. She is a keen and an enthusiastic IP (Intellectual Property) lawyer who has specialized in Trademarks and Copyright. Her experience and expertise cover all aspects of trademark and copyright formalities with a specific focus on complete portfolio management, international trademark prosecution, brand protection law and copyright filings including settlements. She has represented several Indian and international clients across diverse industries and worked with a large network of foreign associates in more than 65 countries. She has legal experience since 2017.

Other than a legal graduate, she is also a graduate in Sociology (Hon.) from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University and has also studied ‘The Science of Well-Being’ from Yale University, Connecticut.

In addition, she is the co-founder of Anciently Present, a Mental Health Wing, a National Level Football player and actively participates towards the betterment of Animals in the society.

Bhumika U. Tewari

(Senior Associate – Business Development)

Bhumika has over 8 years of experience in Client Coordination, Business Development, Sales and HR. She mainly focuses on IIPRD / K&K client acquisition, lead generation and client coordination. Bhumika has exceptional quality of handling multiple responsibilities and execute different mandates simultaneously. She is a graduate in Psychology and PGDHR and has worked companies like Naukri.com, Zensar Technologies, Manpower Corp and Makemytrip.com.

Usha Sathishkumar

(Senior Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Usha is a Senior Associate and focuses majorly on business development, sales and promotion activities at IIPRD Consulting and Khurana & Khurana. She is a Post Graduate with MSc (IT) degree and has over 7 years of experience in Business Development, Sales, Media & Public Relations, Project and Account Management for various corporates from India, USA, UK, Europe and Middle East. Involved in complete sales cycle process for IT service sales in UK & Europe Markets and Media sales for Indian Market. During her career, Usha had the opportunity to develop strategic relationships with business partners or potential clients in the relevant markets. Maintaining prospect and customer management databases along with tracking all lead to sales conversion statistics. She has successfully managed large brands in Indian Market and helped them to manage their PR activities. Experience in Marketing, Business Development, Market Research, Customer Relationship Management and cold calling, Identifying, qualifying, and securing business opportunities; coordinating business generation activities; developing customized targeted sales strategies.

Varad Gokhale

(Senior Associate – Business Development US Market)

Varad Gokhale is a Senior Associate and focuses majorly on business development activities at IIPRD Consulting and Khurana & Khurana. He is a Post Graduate with MSc- Engineering Management (London) and has over 2 years of experience in Business Development, Client Acquisition for various corporates in India and Africa. He is involved in complete Business Development process for IT Software sales in Indian Market.

During his career, Varad had the opportunity to develop strategic relationships with business partners or potential clients in the relevant markets. Maintaining prospect and customer management databases along with tracking all lead.

Prior to Khurana & Khurana Manish has worked with Scania India (Swedish MNC) as ManagerOperations and E- Link Software Technologies Pvt Ltd as Business Development Manager. Varad has experience in Business Development, Customer Relationship Management, Identifying and securing business opportunities, coordinating business generation activities.

Rinki Saxena

(Senior Associate – Business Development and Licensing)

Rinki is working as a Business Development Associate at Khurana & Khurana Advocates & IP Attorneys. She has over 10 years of experience in fields of Client Management. Rinki is also responsible various Patent Support activities. She is having diploma in Computer & Programming, and post-graduation in Maths. Her role in Khurana & Khurana Advocates & IP Attorneys involves Advanced searching of Patent Journals, Searching New of various companies and pitching global clients overall IP prosecution.