Essenese Obhan, managing partner of Obhan & Associates, is a lawyer registered with the Bar Council of India and a patent agent with a degree in mechanical engineering. He advises many Fortune 500 companies, as well as some of India’s leading corporations, on technology, patent strategy and portfolio management. His work includes drafting and prosecuting patents, as well as patent litigation and opposition proceedings before various courts in India, the Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He also practises in the area of protection of plant varieties. He also has extensive experience in handling IP-sensitive transactions for clients in India and abroad.
Mr Obhan is a frequent speaker on patent protection and enforcement issues across the country and abroad. He has experience in the industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and telecommunications and agriculture sectors. He leads the IP team at his firm, which includes specialists in the chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical, electronic, mechanical, electrical and nanotechnological sectors.
Obhan & Associates, which under Mr Obhan’s aegis started as an IP practice, has since diversified into other areas of law. The firm now has a robust corporate practice and regularly advises its clients on commercial transactions. The firm is regularly involved in drafting various kinds of agreement for its clients, ranging from technology transfer, licensing software and brand licensing agreements to documents setting up franchises. The firm’s lawyers are well versed in the Indian Customs Law and are experts on trademark legislation both in India and across the subcontinent.
Obhan & Associates
N – 94
Second Floor Panchshila Park
New Delhi 110017
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