Patent office proceedings
ICT & software
Essenese Obhan is a managing partner at Obhan & Associates. Mr Obhan is an IP lawyer, patent agent, and has a degree in mechanical engineering. While he has drafted, prosecuted and litigated cases in the mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication and agricultural sectors, he has also been at the forefront of several high stakes IP licensing and litigation matters in India.
In particular, he has represented both the Indian seed industry in their licensing dispute concerning genetically modified seeds as well as various Indian mobile manufacturers in their SEP discussions with SEP owners. He advises many companies, including some from Fortune 500, and India’s leading businesses on developing and maintaining their patent portfolios and IP strategy and licensing.
Year Joined Firm: 2007
Education/Alumni: Mechanical Engineer, LLB
Languages Spoken: English
Network Memberships: FICPI, INTA, APAA, AIPPI, GRUR