Managing Partner at Lall & Sethi
Anju Khanna is the managing partner of Lall & Sethi, where she also heads the patent department and is directly in charge of both patent prosecution and litigation. She has more than 21 years of work experience, with 17 years in the field of patents. Dr Khanna oversees and handles work in different technology domains, including chemistry, pharmaceutical, medical devices, electrical and mechanical inventions, and telecommunications.
Dr Khanna engages with her clients in strategising protection and enforcement of patent rights in India. She is actively involved in shaping IP law and practice in India through her frequent engagements with the policy decision making of the Patent Office and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), as well as organisations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Invest India. Examples of such engagements include her comments on, and contributions to, the Patent Office’s computer-related invention guidelines, pharmaceutical inventions’ guidelines and working statement requirements, and the DPIIT paper on standard-essential patents.
Dr Khanna is a member of the IP Committee of the CII. She is a regular speaker at conferences and avidly supports reform of Indian patent laws to encourage innovation in the country.
Dr Khanna is also a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, the International Trademark Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.