Essenese Obhan

Essenese Obhan, managing partner of Obhan & Associates, is a lawyer registered with the Bar Council of India, and a patent agent with a degree in mechanical engineering. He advises many Fortune 500 companies, as well as some of India’s leading corporations, on technology, patent strategy and portfolio management. His work includes drafting and prosecuting patents, as well as patent litigation and opposition proceedings before various courts in India, the Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He also has extensive experience in handling IP-sensitive transactions for clients in India and abroad. Mr Obhan is a frequent speaker on patent protection and enforcement issues across the country and abroad. He has experience in the industrial, pharmaceuticals, chemical, software, plant variety and telecommunications sectors. He leads the IP team at his firm, which includes specialists in the chemical, biotech, pharmaceuticals, electronic, mechanical, electrical and nanotechnological Over the years Obhan & Associates, which under Mr Obhan’s aegis started as an IP practice, has diversified into other areas of law. The firm now has a robust corporate practice and regularly advises its clients on commercial transactions. The firm is regularly involved in drafting various kinds of agreement for its clients, ranging from technology transfer, licensing software and brand licensing agreements to documents setting up franchises. The firm’s lawyers are well versed with the Indian Customs Law and are experts on trademark legislation both in India and across the subcontinent.