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.
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 with Indian Patent and Trademarks Office.
Dr. Priya is a Registered Patent 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.
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.
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 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 admitted to practice before the Indian Patent Office.
Lalit is working in the capacity of a Principal Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana. He is registered the Indian Patent Office as a Patent [INPA-2425] and holds a Master’s degree in Telecom technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications, along LLB. He primarily deals in conducting all types of searches in the Computer/Electronics/Electrical/Mechanical domains such as conducting Patentability Searches, Validity Searches, Freedom-To-Operate Searches, Infringement Analysis/Evidence of Use/Claim Charts preparation, Due-Diligence, Portfolio Management, Landscape, among others. In addition, he coordinates inventors/clients to understand their needs, and manages/mentors a team of Associates the swift delivery of project deliverables.
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 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 such as in the arts of Access Control Lists, managing redundancies, updating elements, configuring infrastructures, managing wireless communication , 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 , AI technologies, , multi-model databases, data structures, among others.
Kuldeep is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent Agent (IN/PA 2773) and an advocate (Reg. No. D/842/2020). Kuldeep holds a Master‟s degree and a Bachelor‟s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering along with Bachelor‟s degree in Law. Kuldeep has over 8 years of experience in Indian Patent prosecution relating to technologies in the field of electronics, telecommunication, mechanical, software, ecommerce, Instrumentation, automobile, medical devices and electrical. He has mainly focused on responses to FER, attending hearing before the Controller and client queries. Kuldeep was also a research associate at Indian Institute of technology (Delhi) and has 2.5 years of research experience in wireless communication. Kuldeep has one research publication in International journal and also presented a research paper at a national conference on wireless communication and VLSI Design. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, Kuldeep has worked with Perfexio legal (Noida), Groser & Groser (Gurugram), Remfry and Sagar (Gurugram) and Kan and Krishme (Delhi) Law firms.
Prasad is a Principal Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent 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.
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 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 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.
Chhavi is a Prinicipal Associate in the Litigation Department with Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys. She brings with her more than 17 years of experience in the Legal and HR domain. She has assisted her seniors in various matters and has been giving regular appearances at various District Courts and High Court in Delhi. She has extensively handled matters related to Corporate, Banking, Labour law, Criminal
She is empanelled as an external member of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) with various Indian and International clients. She has conducted awareness sessions and provided training to the employees and ICC members on “The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013”. She has imparted trainings to the ICC members on their roles and responsibilities as ICC members, addressing the POSH Complaints, preparation and submission of Annual report, Impact of Sexual harassment at workplace and the consequences of non compliance under the POSH Act. Chhavi regularly writes blogs and articles to spread the
awareness on the POSH Act.
Chhavi has an expertise in reviewing-vetting of commercial agreements, employment contracts, NDA’s and drafting the Legal notices. She is currently supporting the Litigation team and also driving the HR initiatives across all locations within the organization. Chhavi has worked with companies like Shotam Consultants, SPI Offshore Pvt. Ltd., SP Info Systems, Global Energy Talent, SKE&C, Phoenix Global Trade Solutions Pvt Ltd., and PS Legal Advocates and Consultants. She has done her PGDHRM from XLRI, MSc [Forestry], LLB and LLM.
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.
Hyacintha is a Senior Patent Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, and a Registered Patent . 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.
Deergha is a Senior Associate and Patent Lawyer at Khurana & Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys and of its Patent Research and Intellectual Property (IP) Asset Management Firm, IIPRD. With over 7 years of experience, Deergha has strong experience in IP Asset Management with focus on invention ideation and review, patentability assessment, inventor interview, patent drafting, and patent prosecution. Deergha has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for US, EP, IN among other jurisdictions in technical domains including, but not limited to, consumer electronics, communications, software, semiconductors, cloud computing, communication protocols and standards, medical devices, AI-based technologies, VLSI circuits, etc. Deergha has trained and mentored numerous engineers on patenting, patent drafting, patent law, patent prosecution, etc. She also has experience in IP product management as a subject matter expert. Deergha has a Bachelors in Electronics & Communication, Bachelors in Law, and an MBA.
Shashi is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and IIPRD with over five years of experience in IPR domain. Shashi is a registered Indian Patent Agent. He holds a PhD. degree in Chemistry from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He specialized in Patent Law, Patent prosecution, drafting Representation/Pre-grant opposition, Post-grant opposition, Revocation petition, Rejoinders, Hearings at IPO, Patent application drafts, Review Petitions etc. Shashi worked on multiple domains such as but not limited to organic chemistry, material sciences, pharmaceutical, bio-materials, chemical engineering and industrial processes.
Shuchita is a senior associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys with more than 10 years of experience in providing specialized Patent Support services specifically focusing on Patent Searches. She has done her masters in biotechnology from Banasthali Vidyapeeth (Rajasthan). Apart from this she is pursuing law from Rajasthan University. She was selected by Government of India for training in field of patents and IPR related matters in collaboration with Japan patent office. Shuchita is well versed with Novelty Search/Patentability Search, FTO search/Clearance Search, Landscape Analysis, State of Art Search, Validity/Invalidity Searches, Sequence searches, Sequence listing, Chemical structure searches and searches related in biomedical domain.
Dr. Sekhar is a Senior Patent Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana specially focusing on Patent Searches, Landscapes, FTO Searches, and Validity/Invalidity Searches for both Global Corporate and International IP Law Firms. Sekhar has expertise in the technical domains of Nanotechnology, Inorganic Materials, Organic Chemistry, and Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining the team of Khurana & Khurana, Sekhar worked as a scientist in Saveer Biotech Ltd, Greater Noida. He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry with specialization in Nano-chemistry from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. He had two years‟ post-doctoral research experience in Nano technology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
Syed Habeeb is a senior associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys with 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.
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.
Dr. Priya is a senior associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, she holds a Doctorate degree in Organometallic Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi. She has further been into 4 years of post-doctoral research at University of Delhi, IIT Bombay and Tel Aviv University, Israel. She has published 13 peer-reviewed International research papers, being the first author in 12 of them and second in 1. She has also taught B.Sc (Chem. Honors) and M.Tech (Chemical Synthesis and Process Technology) courses at University of Delhi as a Guest Lecturer. Dr. Priya has been into the domain of patents for 2 years, having worked into patent searches such as Novelty/Patentability, Invalidity/Validity, Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches, Preparing IP Landscape reports in various technology domains, Chemical Structure Searching using SciFinder, PubChem, SureChem etc., Patent Claim Mapping, Drafting of patent specifications (Provisional and Complete) and Prosecution of patents. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, Dr. Priya has worked with Zeus IP Advocates/Services and Evalueserve (SEZ), Gurgaon in the domain of patents.
Dr. Mayank Sharma is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. Dr. Sharma has 4 years experience of drafting and prosecution of Indian patents with domain expertise in Chemical sciences. He has extensive experience of patent search such as prior art search, patentability search, freedom-to-operate search and is able to retrieve patent and non-patent literature from WIPO, Espacenet, USPTO, Google patents, Google scholar, SciFinder, Reaxys, science direct and PubMed. He holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Faculty of Pharmacy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (Gujarat). Dr. Sharma has published 15 International research and review articles, written 2 book chapters and has 1 Indian Patent to his credit. He also holds PG diploma in Patents Law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Monomayee is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Master’s degree in Genetics/Genetic engineering from University of Calcutta. She is also a Registered Patent Agent (India). She was trained in Molecular Biology Processes, at Syngene International Ltd, a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd., as part of her Master’s course and completed project titled “3-dimensional protein structure prediction and comparison” as part of her PG diploma programme in Bioinformatics. She started her career in IP in 2007, at D. P. Ahuja & Co., by handling Patents Document Filing, Patent searching, Filing for change of Owners/Applicant Names, amendments before prosecution and after grant, filing annuities, and working of patents for mostly international clients. Subsequently, she has handled drafting and prosecution in various domains and contributed in developing a new IP solutions firm, closer2patents as its first member of staff. Monomayee has also worked in UAE to provide clients with IP solutions – trademark & patents, and handled trademark infringement and enforcement cases. She is well-versed in filing procedures in GCC countries.
Vishal is a senior associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Kharana. He has more than 3 years of experience in Patent prosecution and drafting with domain expertise in Chemicals, Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceuticals. He holds a Masters degree in Medicinal Chemistry from NIPER (Mohali). He is involved in preparing and filing responses to Examination reports, Hearing notice, written submissions at IPO. Vishal is also involved in preparing and filing responses to office actions as issued by foreign patent offices of countries like USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil, UK, China, etc., and able to retrieve data using Scifinder, USPAIR, Espacenet, AusPat, CIPO, JPlatPat, Google patents, Google scholar, Science-direct and PubMed. He further has expertise in Chemical Structure Searching using SciFinder, Reaxys, PubChem, Chemspider etc.
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.
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.
Sanath M V is a Senior Associate at IPRD and Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. He has over 6 years of experience in dealing with prior art/patentability search, Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), invalidity, infringement analysis, State-of-Art (SoA)/landscape analysis, evidence of use (EoU), Office Action/FER Responses and drafting provisional/complete specification for various jurisdictions. He holds
expertise in the technical domains of Electronics, Electricals, Telecommunication, Software, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Automobile, Semiconductor, Wireless communications, Block chain, IoT, Artificial intelligence, Bio medical, and among other allied technologies. He holds a bachelors‟ degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya technological university (Karnataka), and master‟s degree (PG diploma) in Microelectronics from Newcastle university, United Kingdom. Currently he is also pursuing law degree (LL. B) from Karnataka state law university. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, he has worked with K&S partners, Banana IP counsels, Einfolge, and ipMetrix consulting firm.
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.
Sonali is a senior Associate in Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. She has prior experience of around 2 years in CSIR –URDIP. Her education includes a M.E degree in Electronics from University of Pune prior to joining K&K, she handled various projects involving Novelty/Patentability searches, Product searches ,Freedom-to-Operate searches, Validity/Invalidity searches, State-of-the art searches, Landscape/Whitespace analysis, Infringement Analysis and technical commercial evaluation. She significantly focuses on subject matters related to the field of Electronics, Telecommunication, and software, mechanical, automobile and robotics.
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 is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He 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. e has an experience of over 7 years in the field of Intellectual Property. He worked at the IP Office at the Indian Institute of Science, where his experience included conducting Patentability searches, IP mining and IP Licensing. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for India, Europe and the US. He has worked in multiple related domains including – optics, thin films, nanotechnology, nano-devices, MEMS, IC circuits, industrial packaging, solar cells, mechanical, automobile technologies, robotics, 3D printing technologies, electronics, telecommunication, AI, ML enabled systems, IoT enabled systems and other related domains.
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.
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 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.
Arjun Santhosh is a Senior Associate in the Litigation practice of Khurana and Khurana and IIPRD and has over 7 years experience in litigation and arbitration practice. He has represented several corporate and institutions in litigations before various courts and tribunals and is also involved in various arbitrations (ad-hoc and institutional). In many disputes, Arjun have acted as both briefing counsel and lead counsel conducting trial and arguments before various courts and tribunals. He has represented clients in several actions for interim relief, the challenge of arbitral award and constitution of arbitral tribunals. Arjun has gathered considerable experience and expertise in handling various corporate and commercial disputes, ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations, white collar criminal proceedings, writ petitions, corporate insolvency, employment matters, consumer disputes, indirect tax disputes and like. Some of his recent work includes handling a hotly contested property dispute matter on behalf a leading builder in connection with their dispute at an ongoing apartment project situated in Bangalore, handling criminal proceedings arising out of sexual harassment and an appeal for leading agro company in a software code dispute. In the beginning of his practice, he has acted as a briefing counsel for a public sector company in a group of writ petitions before the Hon‟ble High Court of Kerala regarding compensation for land acquired under Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. Before joining Khurana and Khurana, Arjun was with J Sagar Associates at their Bangalore office.
Rajat is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Khurana & Khurana, Advocates & IP Attorneys. Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, he carries a total of 8 years of work experience in Legal as well as in the field of Administration & Management. Being extensively involved in Litigation, he is engaged in dealing with Constitutional Matters, Commercial disputes, Recovery matters, Insolvency Proceedings & Litigation pertaining to Oppression-Mismanagement, to name a few. In addition to the same, he carries over 6 years of experience in drafting bespoke contracts and providing Legal Advisory to the Clients both, in India as well as abroad. Furthermore, he has vast experience in Assisting & Briefing Senior Counsels for a wide array of matters listed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, NCLT, NCLAT, RERA, PMLA, to name a few. To give brief insights into his academic background, he is a B.A. (Hons) History graduate from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi and secured Rank-II in the same, post which, he pursued L.LB from University of Delhi and graduated in the year 2017.
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.
Saurabh Verma is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He has over 8 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.
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.
Sakshi Jain is a law graduate from Government Law College, Mumbai. She has legal experience since 2019 and her interest area is Intellectual Property Rights majorly related to Trademarks, Copyright and Design.
She is a keen and an enthusiastic IP (Intellectual Property) lawyer who is well versed in handling the IP matters including Trademark, Copyright and Design. Sakshi specializes in handling Trademarks matters related to drafting of replies against objections raised by the Trademark registries, Notice of opposition, counterstatement, rectification and evidences, appearing before the Registrars for hearing, etc. Sakshi has also experience in drafting of well-known application as well as complaint petition for domain name cancellation before WIPO-UDRP. Alongside, she takes interest in writing IP related articles for legal websites/blogs
Shivangi Atrey is an Senior Research Associate with Khurana & Khurana and has 4.5 years of experience in dealing with Patent searching, FTO, Landscape, Invalidity, Patentability, Patent infringement analysis, State-of-art (SoA), Design search, Evidence of use (EoU), Office Action Responses and Competitor portfolio analysis in electronics/communication/software fields. 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. Shivangi holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a master’s degree in Wireless Communication. She is pursuing LLB too. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, she has worked with AnovIP, Green Park – New Delhi.
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 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.
Manjuraj is a Senior Associate and focuses majorly on Business Development, sales and promotional activities at IIPRD Consulting and Khurana & Khurana. He has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management, A Bachelors in Engineering Degree in Computer Science. He has close to 5 yrs of experience in Business Development, Sales, Operations and Account Management. A start-up enthusiast having had the opportunity of being part of the core teams of two early stage start-ups in the IT and F & B Sector. 3 Years of experience in business Development & account Management for IT services, Recruitment and Engineering services. 2 Years of experience in Business development and operations in F & B Domain.
Sathish Kumar S is a Senior Associate and focuses majorly on business development activities at IIPRD Consulting and Khurana & Khurana. He is a Graduate and having 15 years of work experience in Client Management, Project Management, Business Development, Client Acquisition, and managing commercial operations with various corporates in India and the International Market. During his career, Sathish had the opportunity to develop strategic relationships with business partners or potential clients in the relevant markets. Prior to Khurana & Khurana, Sathish has worked with Einfolge Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as Business Development Manager. He also has experience in Business Development, Customer Relationship Management, Identifying and securing business opportunities, coordinating business generation activities.
Shubhangi is a Senior Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana dealing with patent matters related to Software/Electronics domain. She handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability Studies and Validity/Invalidity Searches, for both Global Corporates and International IP Law Firms. She also focuses on technologies relating to GPS, Navigation Devices, MEMS Displays, LED’s, among other allied technologies. Shubhangi has an Electronic and Telecommunication degree from University of Pune and, prior to joining, has over 3 years of experience working as Embedded System Software Engineer (R&D). Shubhangi focuses extensively on core Semiconductor technologies pertaining to aspects such as trigger diodes, TTL, switched resistor , communication interface systems, ADCs, and FFs.
Sonam is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. She has over 5 years of experience in patent drafting and conducting all types of searches in the Computer/Electronics/Electrical/Mechanical domains such as conducting Patentability Searches, Validity Searches, Freedom-To-Operate Searches, Infringement Analysis/Evidence of Use/Claim Charts preparation, Due-Diligence, Portfolio Management, Landscape among others. Sonam had served Academics career for more than two years as an Assistant Professor in Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida. She is a registered Patent Agent of India and holds Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering along with LL.B.
Sneha Ghag is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys. Currently she is involved in attending Mumbai trademark hearings, registry related submissions & follow-ups, trademark searches, trademark filings and client co-ordination. She is also, involved in drafting of response to Patent examination reports. She has completed her Engineering in Printing and Packaging Technology and LL.B. from Mumbai University. She has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma course in Patent Law and Practice from Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, NMIMS. Further, she has cleared Indian Patent Agent Examination conducted in year 2018.
Sonal is a Senior Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana and deals with patent matters relating to Biomedical and Life Science domains. She handles projects involving Patentability Studies, Freedom-to-Operate Searches, Validity/Invalidity Searches and patent landscape analysis for both Global Corporate and International IP Law Firms. Sonal holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Pharmacy. She holds master degree with specialization in Pharmaceutics. Sonal has completed Post graduate diploma in Pat informatics (PGDP) from CSIR, URDIP. Prior to joining the team of Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD, Sonal has worked as Method development analyst at Reve Pharma.
Ritwika is a Senior Associate at the 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. and LL.B. from Calcutta University, Department of Law in 2011 and she is a member of the West Bengal Bar Council.
Snigdha is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana in the Litigation Department. She graduated from Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh in 2018. She is a gold medallist in Property Law and Family Law. Since graduation, Snigdha has focused on myriad areas of litigation including but not limited to pre-litigation advice, strategizing, correspondences drafting, filing and handling of matters w.r.t. to Show Cause Notices under Black Money Act, 2015 & prosecution under Income Tax Act, 1961; Summons under Customs Act, 1962 w.r.t. Gold & NDPS Transactions, quashing of First Information Reports; Writ Petitions, Appeals; Anticipatory Bail applications, regular bail applications, matrimonial disputes, and other commercial proceedings etc. Snigdha has extensive experience in handling matters at the Supreme Court including Special Leave Petitions, Civil Appeals etc. She also has extensive experience in disputes related to Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. Snigdha has presided as a Panellist in 9th Intra Moot Court Competition, DSNLU, Visakhapatnam. She has also headed the drafting of the moot proposition for 1st IILM National Moot Court Competition 2022 by IILM Law School, Gurugram. Snigdha has authored papers titled “Economic Implications of National Food Security Act, 2013 and its International Trade Impacts” and “Gender Justice: Victimization without a Cause”. In the span of more than 4 years, Snigdha has honed her skills in various aspects of civil, commercial and arbitration disputes. She is known for her diligence and sincerity. As her passion, she keeps her boat afloat in Litigation by working for Human Rights issues viz-à-viz Public Interest Litigations, Domestic Disputes etc.
Mr. Sunil started his career with Indian Air Force under Electronic stream to maintain serviceability of airborne radar systems fitted in MIG-23 and MIG-29 aircraft. He was trained in Russia for the major overhauling course in MIG-29 aircraft. Took voluntary retirement after 21 years of service. Later, switched his career to the field of marketing, education, and administration. Served IIM, Rohtak as Senior Administrative Officer, ATDC, Gurgaon as Senior Deputy Registrar, Admin & HR, and as a Plant Head, Production Manager in manufacturing companies following vast technical and administrative experience. His qualifications include B.Sc., Diploma in Electronics and Radio Communication, MA, MBA, and PGDHRM. He is presently involved in drafting patents related to electronics and mechanical fields. The profile includes conducting prior art database searches for patentability, analysis of related patents and scientific papers and documents, consultation with clients/inventors, drafting patent applications etc. as a team member.