team member

Pankaj Soni


Pankaj leads the Patent Litigation practice at the Firm with several successes before High Courts in India and Federal Courts in the United States for Fortune 500 clients. His expertise includes litigation strategy including technical aspects of claim construction and infringement/invalidity analysis. He has led client negotiations relating to litigation settlements and cross-licensing agreements.
In charge of the US desk at the Firm, he also manages a team of patent prosecution attorneys handling electrical/electronics, computer and mechanical inventions for the North America sector.
He 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 the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
– Member, Standards and Open Source Committee, AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association)
– Member and Vice Chair of the International Patent Treaties and Laws Committee, ABA-IPL (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law)

Practice Areas

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’ – Managing Intellectual Property magazine: 2019


‘Featured Lawyer (Prosecution)’– IAM Patent 1000 (The World’s Leading Patent Professionals) 2018, 2019


‘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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