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Founding Partner at Obhan & Associates
Essenese Obhan is the managing partner of Obhan & Associates. An IP lawyer and patent agent with a degree in mechanical engineering, he has extensive expertise and understanding of different areas of technology, including software, telecom, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
Mr Obhan regularly advises clients – which include Fortune 500 companies, as well as some of India’s leading businesses – on IP strategy and portfolio management. His counsel covers mapping their technologies and enabling them to commercialise their IP in an optimal manner. His experience includes prosecuting patents, patent litigation and opposition proceedings, and arbitration proceedings before various courts, the Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and various arbitral tribunals. He also practises in the area of plant variety protection. Mr Obhan is a frequent speaker on patent protection and enforcement issues in India and abroad.
Obhan & Associates started as an IP practice under Mr Obhan’s aegis, but over the years has diversified into other areas of law. The firm now has a robust corporate practice and regularly advises clients on commercial transactions. The firm is frequently involved in drafting various kinds of agreement for clients, ranging from technology transfers, 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.