Senior Associates


Arindam Purkayastha

( Senior Associate – Software / Electronics / Mechanical Group )

Arindam is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent Agent (IN/PA 1344) with 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 with 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.

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 with 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 for all-critical need for 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.

Prasad

(Senior Associate – Software/Electronics/Mechanical Group)

Prasad is a Senior Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent Agent India (IN/PA 2352) with 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 with Legasis services Pvt. Ltd, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd. and IMC Global Technology Services Pvt. Ltd. Prasad is working with Khurana & Khurana since 3 years as a Senior Patent Associate and handling responsibilities of business development, client communication along with patent research and drafting.

Rajat Sabu

(Senior Associate – Litigation)

Rajat is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana in Litigation. He carries more than 6 years of experience in legal as well as in Administration & Management field. He is extensively involved in Litigation with primary focus on Constitutional Matters, Commercial disputes, Recovery matters, Insolvency proceedings, Family Disputes, Criminal matters & litigation pertaining to Oppression-Mismanagement, RERA disputes and reviewing-vetting of commercial agreements. In addition to the same, he has been assisting & briefing Senior Advocates and vetting in a wide array of matters including but not limited to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, NCLT, NCLAT, RERA, PMLA & all District Courts in Delhi. He did his graduation in B.A. History (Hons) from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University holding Rank 2 in the same, after which, he pursued LLB from Faculty of Law, Delhi University and hold a First Division.

Paras Khurana

( Senior Associate – Software/ Electronics / Mechanical Group )

Paras is an IP Attorney and Senior Associate at IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana with over 7 years of Experience in dealing with Patent and Design matters related to Software /Electronics domain. Paras handles projects involving Novelty/Patentability Studies, Freedom-to-Operate Searches, and Validity/Invalidity Searches, for 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.

Suryakeerthi Mohan

( Senior Associate – Software / Electronics / Mechanical Group )

Surya’s experience encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution for 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 with 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 for 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.

Syed Habeeb Ahmed

( Senior Associate – Pharmaceutical – Life Sciences Practice Group )

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 Watch and Patent Claim Mapping.

Anuja Nair

( Senior Associate – Litigation )

Anuja is a Senior Associate at Khurana &Khurana with over 5 years of cumulative experience. She has completed her B.E. in Computer Science and has worked with Infosys Technologies Ltd. as a Senior Software Engineer. She completed her LL.B. with 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 for 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 with 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 for their pre/post production agreements and litigation arising therefrom.

Ankit Kumar

( Senior Associate – Business Development and Licensing )

Ankit is a Senior Associate at IIPRD. He looks after the Licensing and Commercialization of Patents, Product Entry to Indian Market, and IP Valuation. Ankit manages all the Public Communications through Digital Platforms. He also actively participates in Business Development activities.Ankit has previously worked in financial domain for 3 years and has expertise in Data Analytics. He has done MBA in Finance from ITM Mumbai, and Bachelors of Technology from Indraprastha University, Delhi.