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Pravin Anand, managing partner of Anand and Anand, is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with more than 40 years’ experience.
Mr Anand has strengthened India’s IP jurisprudence with his practice encompassing all areas of IP litigation. Recent landmarks include the Merck and Hermes cases, heralding a new era of social damages for IP infringement; the Ferid Allani case on software patents; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, which paved the way for DNA testing in IP disputes involving plant varieties; Philips v Amazestore, in which aggravated damages were awarded against an international syndicate of IP infringers; Philips v Rajesh Bansal, India’s first post-trial SEP judgment; and Merck v Glenmark, the first patent lawsuit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post trial under the Patents Act.
He has contributed to a sizeable majority of damages suits in IP litigation in India, including securing the largest damages award ever issued in a patent or trademark lawsuit.
Representing some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mr Anand has found answers to complicated questions on genus and species patents.
He is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on IP and a regular contributor to legal publications including Life Sciences IP Review, The IP Review and Bloomberg BNA’s Life Sciences Global Guide. He also serves on the editorial board of CTLR, PLC – Life Sciences, Asia IP and The Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker on IP matters.
His professional associations include the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Indian Group (president); the Asian Patent Attorneys Association Indian Group; the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys Indian Group; and the International Trademark Association (board member).
Mr Anand has been recognised as the Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific by FT and received the Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade and two Lifetime Achievement awards from Legal Era.
The first Indian legal practitioner to win the AIPPI’s Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by leading legal directories.
Who’s Who Legal says: “Pravin Anand is an IP specialist renowned for his deep regulatory knowledge across the life sciences sector.”
Pravin Anand expresses his love of intellectual property in many ways, winning benchmark litigations in India being just one of them; by writing and presenting extensively and developing innovative IP products, he has cultivated an excellent strategic overview.
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