Rajeshwari & Associates is Law firm that focuses on Intellectual Property law, Information technology law, internet, entertainment, technology transfer and litigation and allied fields. We represent clients from India and all around the world, including large business houses, multinational companies and also represent certain Government organizations.
We have trained attorneys who have great depth of domain knowledge and are responsive to client’s needs. We represent and advise a large number of Indian and multinational clients on various transactions and in litigation. Prosecuting patents in complex technical fields is our forte. As we have experience combined with the passion to deliver, we are able to meet all our client’s expectations. Being constantly updated and in the thick of contentious issues helps us to provide expert advice to clients in times of need. Our attorneys are ever-ready to serve in a professional and proactive manner.
We assist clients in creatively finding the ideal way to protect their inventions and enforece their rights. We focus on our client’s business plan to see how the client’s patentable technology fits in the big picture of their business – thus we try to create a strategy for a strong portfolio that is attractive to investors and licencees. We also efficiently identify infringement of our clients issued patents and aggressively defend our clients against wrongful charges of infringement.
What we do:
Our areas of practice include prosecution of intellectual property rights in various fora; and counseling on litigations. We have rich experience in carrying out due diligence and handling of patent oppositions, revocations and appeals before the Patent Office and other higher for authorities. We handle several litigations at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India.
Our expertise lies in advising clients, especially in building, managing and developing their portfolio of intellectual property rights for both companies and Institutions. We provide strategic advice on crafting and developing patent portfolios, providing patentability and freedom to operate opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licences, assignments; advice on regulatory laws, drafting and filing of patent applications and oppositions in India and abroad as well.
What sets us apart:
Rajeshwari & Associates is unique as being the only firm having expertise not only in filing and prosecution of matters, but also in litigation and regulatory issues. The personal attention we provide to every task is very much appreciated by our clients.
Areas of Practice:
Our major areas of practice is Intellectual Property Rights. We have expertise in drafting, filing and prosecution of patents, trademark, designs and other intellectual property rights. We have represented clients in over various legal fields, such as intellectual property law, entertainment and media law, publicity and privacy, competition law, litigation on related issues.
Our experience, knowledge and resources and expertise in cutting edge technology positions and we are one of the fastest-growing intellectual property law firms in India. We pride ourselves for having set an exemplary standard in client-attorney interaction through regular, lucid and comprehensive reporting and opinion and advisory services.
Prosecution and litigation of patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs ;
Advise on trade secrets;
Internet/information technology law: advice, management of IT, litigation
Competition law:advise, audit, litigation
Counseling on obtaining and conducting IPdiligence exercises
Advising media, preparing documentation for the entertainment industry and
litigation in terrestrial broadcasting and entertainment law
Rajeshwari Hari haran
(M.Sc., LL.B., Advocate, Regd. Patent Agent)
Rajeshwari & Associates is Law firm that specializes in Intellectual property and handles the entire spectrum of legal matters . We represent clients from India and all around the world, including large business houses, multinational companies and individuals.
Rajeshwari Hariharan holds a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and a Bachelors Degree in Law. She was admitted to the bar in 1993 and practiced as an advocate before the courts in Pune and the High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
Rajeshwari led the patent litigation practice and played a key role in managing and growing the patents team in a reputed and leading Delhi-based law firm. She parted as an equity partner after almost 14 years, to set up Rajeshwari & Associates.
Her areas of practice include counseling on issues relating to contracts, patent and other intellectual property rights and practice; including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licenses, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry.
She has rich experience in carrying out due diligence and handling of patent oppositions, revocations and appeals before the Patent Office and other higher authorities. Currently, she handles patent and other litigations at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India. She also handles several arbitration matters including commercial contracts, and she appears and argues before arbitral tribunals, within and outside India.
She has authored several articles and is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars throughout India and internationally. She has been rated by Chambers and Partners and Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the leading patent lawyers in the country. She has been rated by Chambers and Partners and Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the leading patent lawyers in the country. A few of her notable achievements are listed below:
Won the first ever compulsory licence granted to an Indian company
Won the Basmati and Neem revocations filed by Government of India at the US Patent office;
Acted in the first ever challenge to EMR (exclusive marketing rights) on behalf of Natco Pharma Limited in India;
Obtained the initial patents in India for genes and micro-organisms;
Negotiated patent licensing transact ions;
Won numerous patent oppositions for Indian and foreign clients
Dr. CHITRA ARVIND
(Ph.D. (Pharm), M.B.A, PGDIPRL, LL.B. Advocate, Regd. Patent Agent)
Dr. Chitra holds a M.S. degree in Pharmacy, with specialization in Natural Products from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, Chandigarh). She received her Doctorate degree in the field of natural products from the same Institute in 2005. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu in 1999. She is a gold medalist of both her undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She also holds a MBA degree in marketing from IGNOU and Post graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law School University, India and is a registered patent agent and an advocate and has wide experience in techno-commercial and techno-legal background.
She has several research articles and patents to her credit. She has hands on experience on isolation, characterization and biological testing of natural products with respect to both small molecules and macromolecules; synthesis of chemical compounds and biological assays including screening of compounds in-vitro and in-vivo. She started her career as an Assistant Manager (Business Development) at Promed Exports, Pvt. Ltd., (Now Sentiss Pharma Pvt. Ltd), Delhi where she managed the entire product life cycle, through project management techniques, coordinated for regulatory approvals and conducted successful business negotiations with clients. Subsequently, she moved to a reputed IP law firm in Delhi where she handled patent filing, prosecution and oppositions.
She is a part of the team who successfully handled the first Compulsory License granted in India for the drug Sorafenib and has handled several ongoing litigations of pharmaceutical compounds, in the High court and Supreme Court of Delhi and Other High Courts across India. She has drafted and filed more than 250 oppositions in Indian patent office and other jurisdictions. She has mentored and trained people for projects in management and intellectual property rights and regularly lectures at various seminars and workshops.
Her expertise lies in advising clients, especially in the pharmaceutical sector in portfolio building, managing and developing their portfolio of intellectual property rights. She has planned and built IP portfolios of several companies and Institutions. She is accomplished in conducting “Freedom to operate” reports and providing techno-legal opinions. She is a visiting professor at GIIP, TERI and conducts workshops across India. Her current responsibilities include strategic advice on crafting and developing patent portfolios, providing patentability and freedom to operate opinions, advice on regulatory laws, drafting and filing of patent applications and oppositions in India and abroad as well.
Sangeeta is a Patent Agent with 2.5 years of experience in handling patent matters with a background in Chemistry. She holds a Masters degree in Chemistry, with specialization in Organic Chemistry from Kurukshetra University. She has completed her Bachelor of Chemistry (Honours) from University of Delhi.She is a qualified JRF and has completed “General Course on Intellectual Property” conducted by WIPO Academy in 2015. She also holds a certificate in “Patent filing and Processing” from Rajiv Gandhi NIIPM, Nagpur. She handles patent drafting and patent prosecution matters and involved in prior art searches related to Patentability, Invalidation, landscape, Freedom to Operate etc. She also assists in providing technical support for oppositions, Infringement, Revocation proceedings.
Dr. SWEETY SHARMA
Sweety Sharma is a Doctorate in the field of Allergy and Immunology from Delhi University 2006, Post-graduate in Biotechnology from Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) 1997, and Graduate in Microbiology from Swami Shraddhanand College (SSN) Delhi University 1995. She qualified senior research fellowship (SRF) of CSIR in 2001. She has worked in the field of medical writing. She also worked as a project Assistant at Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology; Delhi .She is familiar with various molecular techniques. She handles search, drafting and prosecution of biotechnology applications.
Ms. RICHA SHARMA
Ms. Richa holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences and has completed her Bachelors in Microbiology. She has worked on a project with Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). She has worked with US patent Attorneys on claim amendments, preparing PCT filing package and preparation of Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). She works with Life sciences team and handles client queries based on Indian patent prosecution, claim amendments and patentability searches
Ms. MANIK SINGH
Ms. Manik holds a Masters degree in Pharmacy, with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Gautam Buddh Technical University, Lucknow in 2011. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi in 2009. She has several research articles and review papers to her credit. She started her career as a Patent Analyst at Mabbit Communications, Delhi where she worked under a patent agent and handled different types of patent searching, preparation of reports and client/student queries related to IPR. Subsequently, she moved to an agrochemical company in Delhi where she worked with the registration department in matters related to patent and trademark. She handles patent drafting, opposition and searches.
MS. SHENA SINGHAL
Sneha holds a Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry, with specialization in Medicinal Chemistry from Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida in 2016. She completed her Bachelor’s of Chemistry from Delhi University, in 2014 and holds a diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from Global Institute of intellectual Property, Okhla. She has hands on research experience in chromatography and has gained experience from reputed institutes such as DRDO. She handles prior art search and evaluation of patentability issues; drafting of specification and claims; preparation of patent drawings and provides technical support for opposition proceedings.
Mr. TAHIR ABDUL JABBAR
Tahir Abdul Jabbar is a post-graduate with LLB (Hons) from IIT Kharagpur, specializing in Intellectual Property Law. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering specializing in Industrial Biotechnology. He has worked as a Project Engineer with Enviroo World Ltd. for more than 3 years, developing effluent treatment & water treatment plant designs and maintenance, developing scale up fermentation process, conducting ISO & OHSAS compliance process. He is also a selected candidate through the SSB (Short Service Commission) for the Indian Navy. Currently, he focuses on all aspects of Intellectual Property predominantly contentious matters.
Kumar is a graduate with LLB from Delhi University and specializes in Intellectual Property Law. His main focus is on cybersquatting, typosquatting, and other domain name issues which are an area of concern for our clients who are trying to prevent free-riders from taking advantage of the goodwill of their well-known domain names and/or trademarks. He also counsels on domain names using ICANNs UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) dispute resolution and advises when procedures and trademark infringement actions.
Ms. APARNA GAUR
Aparna obtained a B.Sc(Hons.) LLB (IP Hons.) degree from National Law University, Jodhpur in 2014 and has been associated with the firm since then. She specialises in litigation covering all branches of IPR – Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Design. She also advises clients on compliance issues under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Food Safety and Standards Act. Aparna frequently appears before several judicial and quasi judicial authorities including the Delhi High Court and the IPAB. She has played a major role in several landmark disputes handled by the firm including Bayer v. Union of India dealing with compulsory license under the Patents Act. She has recently cleared the Patent Agent exam held in 2016.
Kaushik has earned his Bachelors degree in computer science and also holds a degree in quality assurance. He specializes in software test engineering. He has spent over a decade in testing and created very successful testing service practices in major consultancies, assessed fortune 500 companies, advised CIOs and CTOs in the Financial service industry on a myriad of testing and quality issues. He now advises companies on various aspects of software protection. His profile includes patent drafting, filing, and prosecution in the area of electronics and software engineering.
Ronil is an Information Technology and Business Management graduate with a degree in law. He is accustomed to adapting to cultural and business protocols across Australasia. With a Masters degree in business and IT from University of Melbourne, he advises clients on computer law related matters, domain name related issues and contentious matters in the digital arena.
Sagnik is a law graduate from the University of Delhi. He advises clients on various copyright issues, such as obtaining and licensing copyrights for their works. This includes books, online work, poetry, films, photographs, sound recordings, musical compositions, art, computer programs and databases, sculptural and architectural work, as well as websites.
He has been working on copyright solutions such as :
Preparing copyright applications;
Draft and negotiate copyright licensing agreements;
Counsel clients regarding developments and relevant issues in copyright laws;
Prepare confidentiality agreements regarding copyright works;
Enforce copyright registrations by drafting cease and desist letters and engaging in litigation when necessary and appropriate; and
Direct clients about work for hire and employer/employee issues as to copyrights
Advise clients on various copyright issues, such as obtaining and licensing copyrights for their works. This includes books, online work, poetry, films, photographs, sound recordings, musical compositions, art, computer programs and databases, sculptural and architectural work, as well as websites.