Essenese Obhan

Founding Partner at Obhan & Associates

Essenese Obhan is a managing partner at Obhan & Associates. Mr Obhan is an IP lawyer and patent agent, and has a degree in mechanical engineering. While he has drafted, prosecuted and litigated cases in the mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication and agricultural sectors, he has also been at the forefront of several high-stakes IP licensing and litigation matters in India.

In particular, he has represented both the Indian seed industry in a licensing dispute concerning genetically modified seeds, as well as various Indian mobile manufacturers in their SEP discussions with SEP owners. He advises many companies, including some from Fortune 500, and India’s leading businesses on developing and maintaining their patent portfolios and IP strategy and licensing.

Mr Obhan has been constantly recognised as leading lawyer for intellectual property by:

  • Asia Law Leading Lawyers as “Distinguished Practitioner for Intellectual Property 2021”;
  • IAM Global Leaders in 2020;
  • IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists since 2019;
  • Who’s Who Legal – Patents in 2017 and 2018;
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Leading Lawyer” since 2016;
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners since 2013;
  • Asia Law Profiles in 2012;
  • Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars since 2010; and
  • Chambers Asia as “Asia’s leading lawyer for business” since 2009.

Firm details

Obhan & Associates
N 94
Second Floor
Panchshila Park
New Delhi 110017

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