Archana Shanker

Senior Partner at Anand and Anand

Archana Shanker is a senior partner at Anand and Anand, where she leads its patent and design practice and has been a major force in the development of patent jurisprudence in India.

The holder of Euromoney Legal Media Group’s prestigious Asia Women in Business Law Award for 2019, Ms Shanker is a part of the advisory board for IAM’s first-ever Women in Patents event. She advises the government of India on IP matters with the same assiduity with which she is continually shaping the patent jurisprudence of the country.

Behind her is 28 years of dedicated practice in prosecution, litigation and opposition across industries from pharmaceuticals to life sciences, software, ICT, telecoms, mechanics, electronics and biodiversity.

Ms Shanker is author of the patents chapter in Halsbury’s Laws of India: Intellectual Property Rights.

Ms Shanker also has an international focus and advises clients on protection and prosecution in jurisdictions like the United States, Europe and Japan. She is the first woman president of the Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys – India Section; vice president, North India, for Licensing Executives Society International; and a member of various international bodies including the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

It is for her innovative approach and unmatched skill handling complex matters that she has been awarded the following awards and recognitions:

  • Asia Women in Business Law Award for 2019 (Euromoney Legal Media Group)
  • Women in Business Law (patents) 2016–2019 (Expert Guides)
  • Top 250 Women IP Professionals, 2016–2019 (MIP)
  • IP Star (patents), 2015–2019 (MIP)
  • Spotlight for Life Sciences, India, 2016–2018 (Chambers and Partners – Asia Pacific)
  • Recognised for patents and Life Sciences, 2015–2019 (Who’s Who Legal)
  • Recommended Individual (prosecution), 2015–2019 (IAM Patent 1000)
  • Recognised for patents, 2015–2017 (Asia IP Experts)
  • Top 100 Powerful Women in Law, 2018 (World IP Forum)
  • Legal Era 6th International IP Conclave and Awards 2019-Women

Professional associations

  • APAA

Firm details

Anand and Anand
First Channel Building
Plot 17A
Sector 16A
Film City
Noida 201301

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