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Patent drafting and prosecution, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, automobile, mechanical engineering, medical devices, electronics, pharmaceuticals and robotics, are PatentWire’s specialties. “Their attention to detail and how they make themselves available and take the time to understand a client’s wants” keep customers coming back for more. “An expert on patent matters,” founder Lalit Ambastha “has done impressive work in creating IP awareness among researchers, micro and small industrial communities, and young students throughout India”. IP strategist Shruti Kaushik is another valuable member of the “excellent, highly recommended team”, which offers “professional services enriched with quality, punctuality and a deep essence of honest input”.
Patentwire is an IP firm based in New Delhi, India, with a focus on IP generation, protection, enforcement and commercialisation. The firm is dedicated to providing expert advice and 360-degree support in all areas of intellectual property and business.
The firm’s expertise covers a wide range of technical fields, including pharmaceuticals, chemistry, mechanics, electrics, life sciences, biotechnology, electronics, telecommunication, software and information technology. Patentwire is part of a structured group of in-house subsidiary firms – Patentwire covers IP filing and prosecution, Newtons Law LLP handles litigation, dispute resolution and advisory, IPBazzaar deals with technology transfer and commercialisation and Inkpat provides prototyping and 3D modelling services. Thus, Patentwire can accompany its clients all the way on the journey from innovation to successful commercialisation. As it acts for a large number of technology-driven companies and R&D institutes, the firm puts particular emphasis on technology transfer, M&As, valuation, research collaboration, due diligence, audit and IP training – among other services. The firm helps the R&D departments of various institutions to formalise their IP policies, research strategies and self-sustenance. Patentwire’s services also focus on the latest technology developments, strategic protection and management of intellectual property, technology marketplace searches, identifying and analysing new opportunity areas, technology transfers and commercialisation. The firm believes in a mind-to-market approach and provides efficient and effective solutions.
About the team
Founded in 2008, Patentwire is headed and managed by its founders in tandem. Lalit Ambastha and Shruti Kaushik complement each other in a manner where one holds command under the supervision of the other to ensure a single point of power in any given area of management. Mr Ambastha is also a consultant with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurs. Both Mr Ambastha and Ms Kaushik are guest lecturers at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Jamia Hamdard, the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, as well as regular speakers at various conferences organised by public and private institutions. In addition to its founding partners, Patentwire has four strategic senior partners, six patent attorneys and 15 IP professionals. The team is made up of the best mix of technology experts with years of experience in patent prosecution and support. The team’s backgrounds cover fields as varied as electronics and communication, mechanical engineering, very large-scale integration design, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemistry, biotechnology, automobiles, metallurgy and applied sciences.
Existing client sectors
The firm is honoured to represent a variety of clients. In the domestic market, Patentwire acts for premier academic institutions such as the IITs and Hamdard University. In the mid-level enterprises sector, the firm deals in sectors including auto-components, green technology, electric vehicles, e-waste recycling, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, cosmetics, medical devices, the Internet of Things, automation, textiles and authentication solutions – to name a few. The firm is proud to serve a large urban transport corporation in the Delhi region, as well as some venture capitalist firms. Overseas clients operate in sectors such as aviation, mobility solutions, defence, utility products, petroleum and refinery, industrial chemistry, drug and cosmetics, diagnostic and medical devices, among others. The present domestic-to-overseas clients ratio at Patentwire is 70:30. The firm is active in over 65 countries for its Indian clients and has association with more than 100 foreign associates. It represents many government and non-government bodies and institutions.
- Patent drafting, filing and prosecution
- Trademark filing and prosecution
- Design filing and prosecution
- IP advisory
- Opposition and appeals (patent and trademark)
- IP litigation
- Technology transfer
- IP valuation
- IP due diligence and audit