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Pankaj leads the Patent Litigation practice at the Firm with several successes before High Courts in India for Fortune 500 clients. He is recognised for his expertise in creating successful litigation strategy and handling technical aspects of claim construction and infringement/invalidity analysis. With experience in patent litigation in Federal Courts in the United States, his technical expertise includes Electronics/Telecom, Mechanical and Medical Devices litigation. He has also led client negotiations relating to litigation settlements and cross-licensing agreements.
In charge of the US desk at the Firm, he manages a team of patent prosecution attorneys handling electrical/electronics, computer and mechanical inventions.
He is a recognised strategist (IAM Strategy 300) and has advised clients (including startups) on creating and managing IP portfolios and setting up effective patent protection and enforcement strategies in India, especially in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) domain. He has also provided litigation advisory services to clients in the SEP/FRAND space in India, and helped them in creating effective strategies relating to licensing of patent portfolios.
An author of several articles on IP in India, Pankaj is a sought-after speaker in various fora across the globe. He is admitted to practice in India, New York and New Jersey.
Pankaj is also:
– Member, National Committee on IP at ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce of India)
– Member, AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association)
– Member, ABA-IPL (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law) and its International Patent Treaties and Laws Committee
– Member, LES India (Licensing Executive Society)
Patents; Patent Litigation; Technology, Media and Telecom
J.D., Fordham University School of Law (USA), M.B.A., Illinois State University (USA), M.S. (Computer Science), Illinois State University (USA), Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Birla Institute of Technology
Pankaj is a D-I-Y enthusiast who is most comfortable and happy around his tool-box. He likes to cook (for relaxation) and, time permitting, he likes to hit the golf course once in a while.
‘IP STAR (Patents)’ – Managing Intellectual Property magazine: 2019, 2020
BAND 1: ‘Highly Recommended for Litigation’ – IAM Patent 1000 (The World’s Leading Patent Professionals) 2019, 2020
Leading IP Strategist – IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019, 2020
‘Business Lawyer of the Year, India’ – Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017
“His attitude to us as a small company has been nothing short of excellent. I would recommend his firm to any of my own contacts.”
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017
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