Saikrishna Rajagopal

Managing Partner at Saikrishna & Associates
Ranked in India
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With sharp practitioners described as “having sound legal understanding, as well as relevant experience”, it is no wonder that rights holders flock to Saikrishna & Associates for patent advice. What is more, “it is one of the rare Indian law firms with SEP experience”. A team of patent agents and attorneys with diverse technical backgrounds tends to the client’s every need, including that of Chinese smartphone giants Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. Litigation veteran Saikrishna Rajagopal is a respected player in the SEP and pharmaceutical space, while patent head Garima Sahney is known for her commercial sense. Sidharth Chopra is a key member of the dispute resolution and litigation practice.

Saikrishna Rajagopal's Profile

Saikrishna Rajagopal is the founder and managing partner of the firm. Mr Rajagopal graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and was admitted to the Bar in 1995. In the past 24 years, Mr Rajagopal has emerged as a highly reckoned and ranked counsel associated with groundbreaking litigation and an acknowledged reputation for being an outstanding arguing counsel.

Mr Rajagopal has been associated with an extensive array of civil, commercial and criminal litigation in India for various fortune 100 and fortune 500 clients including many Indian clients. Over the past many years, Mr Rajagopal has been associated with some of the leading IP cases in India touching on a diverse array of topic ranging from pharmaceutical patents, telecom standard essential patents and related FRAND issues and patent infringement litigation, competition law/anti-trust issues, anti-piracy litigation and the issuance of court-mandated guidelines to streamline admissibility of investigative evidence in relation to Anton Pillar orders, safe harbour provisions, and challenges to provisions impinging on these safeguards, defamation/trade libel in the context of SLAPP litigation, etc.

Since 2005, Mr Rajagopal has been featured as a highly ranked professional in various leading ranking journals. Since 2007 Mr Rajagopal has featured as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Intellectual Property by the prestigious Chambers Global – Guide to Leading Legal Professionals of the World in its past editions. In 2013 Mr Rajagopal was ranked as the sole “Star Individual” ranked professional for IP Litigation by Chambers & Partners – Asia Rankings.

 Mr Rajagopal has also played a leading role in the development of IP Policy being involved with as an expert witness advising the Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee overseeing the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957, on their impact across a variety of sectors.

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