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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Pravin Anand is a standout name in the Indian market who ranks highly for his expansive expertise in handling complex IP matters for tech companies.

Biography

Pravin Anand, the Managing Partner of Anand and Anand, is a preeminent Intellectual Property Lawyer with 40 years’ experience.

Awarded the ‘AIPPI Award of Merit’ and; recognized as the “Most Innovative Lawyer” by Financial Times.

Some recent landmark decisions in his career:

Patent lawsuits that transformed pharmaceutical and bio-technology enforcement regime in India including Merck Vs. Glenmark; Roche Vs. Cipla; the Monsanto case; and a large number of other suits on behalf of Pfizer, BMS, AstraZeneca, etc.

India’s first anti-anti-suit injunction order (InterDigital vs Xiaomi case); India’s first Software Patent law suit conferring protection (Ferid Allani case); the development of a damages culture in large number of cases that recognized not only punitive, but compensatory, exemplary and aggravated damages (Philips Vs. AmazeStore); India’s first post-trial SEP judgment (Philips Vs. Bhagirathi); development of unique remedies such as the “Tree Planting Order” (Merck case); and order benefitting adolescent girls (Hermes case)

He is the co-author of ‘Halsbury’s Laws of India on IP’ and a large number of chapters in International IP Publications.

Consistently honoured by IBLJ, Asia Business Law Journal, MIP, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM,  Mr Anand studied at Delhi University and was called to the Bar in 1979.

Professional Associations: Ex-Member, INTA Board of Directors; Past President of Indian Groups of AIPPI, APAA and FICPI.

Mr Anand has devised unique ways to spread IP awareness. Some of his path breaking initiatives outside courts are: The Raj Anand Moot Court Competition since 1997; ‘Anaryst’ – an IP Board Game; ‘Brainchild - First IP-themed play; ‘Adventures of Mr. IP’ – an IP Comic; and ‘IPONOMICS’ – a Coffee Table Book.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Pravin Anand is one of India's most distinguished patent and trademark specialists, with peers readily recommending his expert handling of complex patent disputes.

Biography

Pravin Anand, the managing partner of Anand and Anand, is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with over 40 years' experience.

Mr Anand has strengthened India's IP jurisprudence with a practice encompassing all areas of IP litigation including patents, copyright, design, trademarks, enforcement and dispute resolution.

His recent landmarks include the Merck and Hermes cases, heralding era of social damages for IP infringement; the Interdigital case, India’s first anti-anti suit ad interim injunction; the Ferid Allani case on software patenting; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, which paved way for DNA testing in disputed IPR on plant varieties; Philips v Amazestore, which saw a landmark judgment on aggravated damages for international syndicate of IP infringers; Philips v Rajesh Bansal, India's first post-trial SEP judgment; and the Merck v Glenmark case, the first patent law suit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post-trial under the Patents Act.

He has contributed to a sizeable majority of damages law suits in IP litigation in India including the largest damages in a patent and a trademark law suit.

Representing some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mr Anand has found answers to complicated questions on genus and species patents.

He is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property, a regular contributor to legal publications including The Life Sciences Review, The IP Review and Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences global guide. He also serves on the editorial board of CTLR, PLC – Life Sciences, Asia IP and The Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker on IP.

His professional associations cover presidentship of AIPPI Indian Group; APAA Indian Group; FICPI Indian Group; and INTA board membership.

Mr Anand has been recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific” by FT and awarded the “Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade” and two Lifetime Achievement Awards by Legal Era.

The first Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by IBLJ, Asia Business Law Journal, MIP, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM.

Mr Anand studied at Delhi University and was called to the Bar in 1979.

Life Sciences – Regulatory 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Pravin Anand is highly commended for his strong expertise in life sciences regulation and related IP matters.

Biography

Pravin Anand, the managing partner of Anand and Anand, is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with over 40 years' experience.

Mr Anand has strengthened India's IP jurisprudence with a practice encompassing all areas of IP litigation including patents, copyright, design, trademarks, enforcement and dispute resolution.

His recent landmarks include the Merck and Hermes cases, heralding era of social damages for IP infringement; the Interdigital case, India’s first anti-anti suit ad interim injunction; the Ferid Allani case on software patenting; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, which paved way for DNA testing in disputed IPR on plant varieties; Philips v Amazestore, which saw a landmark judgment on aggravated damages for international syndicate of IP infringers; Philips v Rajesh Bansal, India's first post-trial SEP judgment; and the Merck v Glenmark case, the first patent law suit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post-trial under the Patents Act.

He has contributed to a sizeable majority of damages law suits in IP litigation in India including the largest damages in a patent and a trademark law suit.

Representing some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mr Anand has found answers to complicated questions on genus and species patents.

He is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property, a regular contributor to legal publications including The Life Sciences Review, The IP Review and Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences global guide. He also serves on the editorial board of CTLR, PLC – Life Sciences, Asia IP and The Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker on IP.

His professional associations cover presidentship of AIPPI Indian Group; APAA Indian Group; FICPI Indian Group; and INTA board membership.

Mr Anand has been recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific” by FT and awarded the “Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade” and two Lifetime Achievement Awards by Legal Era.

The first Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by IBLJ, Asia Business Law Journal, MIP, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM.

Mr Anand studied at Delhi University and was called to the Bar in 1979.

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