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Founding Partner at Obhan & Associates
Essenese Obhan is managing partner at Obhan & Associates. He 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. Mr Obhan’s work includes drafting and prosecuting patents, as well as patent litigation and opposition proceedings before various courts in India, the India Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He also practises in the protection of plant varieties. He also has extensive experience 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 Obhan & Associates, which includes specialists in the chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical, electronic and electrical, mechanical and nanotechnological sectors.
Over the years, Obhan & Associates – which, under Mr Obhan’s aegis, started as an IP practice – 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 regularly 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.