Vaishali Mittal

Partner at Anand and Anand

A litigation partner and strategist at Anand and Anand, Vaishali Mittal is designated as a “leading light” in India for SEPs and has to her credit India’s first post-trial SEP judgment. She is described as an “engine of Anand and Anand’s patent practice, an outstanding advocate and deal negotiator” by the IAM 300.

Behind her lie over 17 years of rich experience in litigation, prosecution, drafting and advisory to various Fortune 500 companies and other leading organisations worldwide on disputes concerning patents, trademarks, copyright infringement and passing off.

Beyond her legal practice, she writes articles in renowned publications including Lexology Getting The Deal Through, Asia IP, Managing Intellectual Property etc. She has also created IPONOMICS, a coffee-table book she co-authored compiling legendary IP matters and Origami, an in-house knowledge manual on best practices and procedures of IP practice in India for law firms and companies. She also conceptualised and created IP Thinker a digital newspaper to celebrate World IP Day, 2020.

Highlights of her path-breaking work

  • Secured the first final decision in SEP litigation in India
  • Secured the first judgment on aggravated damages in India (Philips vs Amazestores)
  • Brought relief to IP owners by securing a stay on transfer of at least 20,000 IP lawsuits (valued under Rs10 million) from the High Court to subordinate courts in wake of the Commercial Courts Act 2015
  • Represented Nokia in various successful pre-suit mediation claims concerning SEP infringement
  • Secured injunctions for Vifor and Astra Zeneca in patent infringement suits against major generic pharma companies in India
  • Secured relief for patent holders from strict liability under the disclosure regime of Section 8 of the Patents Act in a landmark judgment
  • Argued India’s first judgment declaring a colour-combination (green & yellow) as a well-known trademark
  • Represented Toyota in a landmark judgment on trans-border reputation

Awards/recognition

  • Recognised among the “Top 15 Dispute Lawyers in India” across all verticals by Asian Business Law Journal 2019
  • Member of APAA, AIPPI and INTA
  • Featured in the IAM 300 Strategy list 2019 
  • Star Women in Law Award, Legal Era Woman in Law Awards 2019
  • Milestone Case for SEP Judgment of the Year at Legal Era Awards 2019
  • Legal Era Patent Litigation Firm for first SEP Judgment of the Year 2019 award
  • 40 under 40 – Rising Star award, Legal Era Awards 2017
  • Member of the Standing Committee on ADR at AIPPI

Firm details

Anand and Anand
B-41 Nizamuddin East
1 Jaipur Estate
New Delhi 110 013
India

Contact details

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