Pravin Anand, managing partner, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979, and has since been practising as an advocate and a patent and trademark attorney.
Mr Anand has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases, including the first Anton Piller order (HMV cases); the first Mareva injunction order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); India's first framing case (TATA diamonds case); the first order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca case); and India’s first post-trial patent decree in favour of a patentee after a highly contested trial, reversing earlier erroneous case law (Merck v Glenmark Sitagliptin).
He chairs the Indian government’s IPR promotion advisory committee and FICCI’s IT committee. He is the past president of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association; a former director on the board of INTA (2006–2008); and current president of AIPPI and FICPI (Indian group). He has appeared as an expert witness before parliamentary committees to give evidence on amendments to trademark, patent and copyright laws.
Pravin is a co-author of two volumes of Halsbury's Laws of India on Intellectual Property and serves on the editorial board of several international IP journals. He authored the India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World, and has spoken at various forums. He has featured in the Financial Times “Most Innovative Lawyers” report (2015), and is the first Indian practitioner to receive the AIPPI Award of Merit. Pravin is also listed in Expert Guides’ Best of the Best: Patents; Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars; IAM Patent 1000; WTR1000; Who's Who Legal: Patents; Who’s Who Legal: TMT; Chambers (band one for intellectual property: litigation); The Legal 500; Asia IP Experts; and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.
WWL says: Pravin Anand continues to be highly regarded by peers around the world for his patent litigation expertise.
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