Pravin Anand

Managing Partner at Anand and Anand
Ranked in IP management consultancy, Legal
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One of the most visionary and renowned IP experts, litigator Pravin Anand combines immense knowledge and brilliant insights to devise impeccable winning strategies. The ability to see the big picture allows him to secure solutions that will benefit his clients in the long run.

Pravin Anand's Profile

Pravin Anand is the managing partner and head of litigation at Anand and Anand.

He has been awarded the AIPPI Award of Merit and the INTA President’s Award 2021, and has been recognised as the Most Innovative Lawyer for the Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times. Pravin has appeared in over 2,500 cases in over 42 years’ practice as an IP lawyer.

Some landmark cases include:

  • Patent lawsuits that transformed the Indian pharmaceutical and bio-technology enforcement regime, including Merck v GlenmarkRoche v Cipla, the Monsanto case and a large number of suits on behalf of Pfizer, BMS, AstraZeneca, etc.
  • India’s first anti-anti-suit injunction (InterDigital v Xiaomi); India’s first software patent lawsuit (Ferid Allani case); the Nokia–Lenovo multi-year, multi-technology agreement; the development of damages culture in cases recognising compensatory, exemplary and aggravated damages (Philips v AmazeStore); India’s first post-trial SEP judgment; unique remedies such as the “tree planting order” (Merck case); and an order benefiting adolescent girls (Hermes case).

Mr Anand has been inducted into the IAM IP Hall of Fame 2022 and The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. He has been ranked among the Top 15 IP Lawyers in Asia and the Top IP Lawyers in India by Asian Legal Business, and as a thought leader for IP in Who’s Who Legal Patents 2022, Trademarks 2022 and Life Sciences 2022. He was awarded Managing Partner of the Year at the Asian Legal Business India Law Awards 2021; Patent Lawyer of the Year at the Legal Era India Legal Awards 2021; and Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade at the Legal Era India Law Awards 2020. He has been named an IP Star for patents by Managing Intellectual Property (2017–2021); a top-ranked lawyer in IP: Litigation and Life Sciences by Chambers and Partners (2017–2022); a Dispute Resolution Star in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2021; one of the world’s leading practitioners in IAM Patent 1000 (2016–2021); one of the world’s leading IP strategists in IAM Strategy 300 (2016–2021); and an IP expert by Asia IP.

He spreads the message of IP through the Raj Anand Moot Court Competition (since 1997); Anaryst, an IP board game; Brainchild, the first IP-themed play; Adventures of Mr. IP, an IP comic; and IPONOMICS, a book.

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