Abhai Pandey

Partner at LexOrbis
Ranked in India
IAM Research

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Prolific filer LexOrbis realises the importance of technically minded staff: throughout its 25 years in operation, it has been attracting engineers and scientists from well-known research institutions. The firm now boasts an end-to-end engineering and sciences patent practice, familiar with sophisticated subjects such as artificial intelligence, big data analysis, the Internet of things and fintech. On the sciences side, it aids big pharma and biotech companies in patent portfolio management. Founder and managing partner Manisha Singh uses her vast knowledge of intellectual property and business acumen to deliver ingenious solutions to universally renowned clients, and her vast experience produces glowing results in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Equally well rounded is Joginder Singh, an electronics and telecommunications expert who aids patrons in India and abroad. Head of litigation and enforcement Abhai Pandey has successfully represented major clients before the IPAB and the Indian Patent Office, as well as several high courts. Pharmaceuticals major Rajeev Kumar drafts and prosecutes patents in India and abroad in the field of life sciences.

Abhai Pandey's Profile

Abhai Pandey heads the litigation and enforcement team at LexOrbis. He focuses on IP litigations, criminal enforcement and contested proceedings at the Indian Trademark and Patent Offices. He also advises clients on brand protection strategies for social media, Internet and advertisements and has been successfully running several anti-counterfeiting campaigns in India for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. He has successfully resolved cases in favour of clients and has represented them in multiple forums, including several district and high courts, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the Indian Trademark and Patent Offices. He represents a broad range of businesses and industries, including fashion, media and entertainment, publishing, fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, automobile and information, communication and technology.

Selected awards and recognitions of the past 12 months

  • Asia IP 2020: recognised among the Top 100 IP Experts in India
  • Legal Era 2020: recognised among the Distinguished Legal Minds of India
  • WTR 1000 2020: ranked among the Recommended Individuals
  • WTR 1000 2021: recognised in the enforcement and litigation category
Firm Profile

LexOrbis is a premier full-service IP law firm with over 240 personnel including 150+ attorneys at its three offices in India at New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai.

The firm provides business-oriented and cost-effective solutions for the protection, enforcement, transaction and commercialisation of all forms of intellectual property in India and globally. The firm has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 IP firms in India over the past decade and is well known for managing global patent, design and trademark portfolios of many technology companies and brand owners. The firm has dedicated teams of attorneys, engineers, scientists and specialists, among others, to deal with the full IP life cycle – including patent, trademark and copyright filing, research, portfolio building and management, enforcement, protection, spotting, transacting, procurement and consultation.

The firm’s patent practice group has over 95 patent attorneys with domain expertise in information and communication technologies (ICT), computer sciences and software including artificial intelligence/machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, big data, mechanical, electrical and electronics, chemical and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy management, among other sectors. We represent clients from a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, biosimilars, computers, chemical, consumer products, defence equipment, electrical and electronics, ICT, software and mobile apps, media and entertainment, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, seeds and agro-chemical products, food and beverages, fashion, sports and publishing houses. The firm employs cutting-edge technology systems to improve processes and efficiency. The firm’s professionals are known for their clear communication, responsiveness, quick turnaround time, and out-of-the-box thinking and solutions.

The firm’s trademark practice group has over 35 attorneys experienced in partnering with brand owners and advising on the entire IP life cycle, from selection to enforcement. The team provides risk assessment by conducting trademark searches in over 120 trademark registers across the world and common law searches using advance internet-based tools.

The firm has built a culture of providing impeccable service by working with clients as a team, right from the initiation of a project to its completion. Excellence, solution-oriented approach, and responsiveness are the core values on which the firm operates. The prolific experience of our attorneys and their passion for IP has been expressed at various speaking engagements and through research articles on issues related to all forms of IP laws in India.

As an equal opportunity employer, LexOrbis supports diversity and inclusion, and has implemented policies to support the different needs of different working groups, such work from home facility, six months of maternity leave, sabbaticals, crèche facility, flexible working hours and a safe environment – all aimed at providing a healthy work-life balance. Women make up 70% of the firm’s total staff, with a substantial percentage of women operating as partners and team leads. The firm actively promotes diversity and inclusion efforts and employs an array of talent belonging to different age groups, backgrounds, ethnicities, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs, sexes, genders and other attributes. Members as young as 21 and as seasoned as 60 years are a part of team LexOrbis.

Selection of recent awards and recognitions

  • WTR 1000 2022 ranked the firm, and partners Manisha Singh, Abhai Pandey and Omesh Puri, in various categories
  • IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2022 featured Manisha Singh and Anil Kumar
  • IBLJ A-List 2021 featured Manisha Singh among India’s Top 100 Lawyers
  • ALB India Top Disputes Lawyers 2021 recognised Manisha Singh
  • Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific India 2022 Rankings recognised LexOrbis in the IP category
  • ALB India Top IP Lawyers 2021 recognised Abhai Pandey and Manisha Singh
  • ALB Asia’s Fastest 30 Growing Firms 2021 featured LexOrbis
  • Leaders in Law Global Awards 2021 awarded Manisha Singh as Patent Expert of the Year

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