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Pankaj leads the Patent Litigation practice at the Firm with several successes before High Courts in India for Fortune 500 clients. He is recognised for his expertise in creating successful litigation strategy and handling technical aspects of claim construction and infringement/invalidity analysis. With experience in patent litigation in Federal Courts in the United States, his technical expertise includes Electronics/Telecom, Mechanical and Medical Devices litigation. He has also led client negotiations relating to litigation settlements and cross-licensing agreements.
In charge of the US desk at the Firm, he manages a team of patent prosecution attorneys handling electrical/electronics, computer and mechanical inventions.
He is a recognised strategist (IAM Strategy 300) and has advised clients (including startups) on creating and managing IP portfolios and setting up effective patent protection and enforcement strategies in India, especially in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) domain. He has also provided litigation advisory services to clients in the SEP/FRAND space in India, and helped them in creating effective strategies relating to licensing of patent portfolios.
An author of several articles on IP in India, Pankaj is a sought-after speaker in various fora across the globe. He is admitted to practice in India, New York and New Jersey.
Pankaj is also:
– Member, National Committee on IP at ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce of India)
– Member, AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association)
– Member, ABA-IPL (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law) and its International Patent Treaties and Laws Committee
– Member, LES India (Licensing Executive Society)
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