RK Dewan & Co

India

Analysis

Overview

IP specialist firm RK Dewan & Co has a competitive edge in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector and this year moves up into top tier of the rankings. The 175-strong firm – where 60% of the team comprises women – has been active in the IP field for nearly 80 years and boasts a strong domestic client base, with over 70% of its work being for onshore companies. The firm has over 5000 clients from around the globe.  The firm has a liaison office in Dallas, US and celebrated the three-year anniversary of its China office in Dalian, which has been instrumental in generating a growing roster of loyal Chinese clients. Key contacts are principal Mohan Dewan and head of patent Niti Dewan.

Client feedback

“They render very prompt, business-focussed and cost-conscience advice.” – Intellectual property

“Excellent quality and timely delivery.” – Intellectual property

Mohan Dewan

“He is our trusted advisor with deep IP knowledge.”

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Advising Electronica Hi-tech Machine Tools on a trademark infringement matter at all levels of court up to the Supreme Court.

Representing local auto parts manufacturer Cooper Corporation in a trademark infringement litigation and in various recovery suits.

Acting for Japanese air conditioning maker Daikin Industries on all its IP legal needs including strategy, filing and prosecution.

Key clients

Cooper, Eduspartk International, Finnolex Cables, Kao, Manik Engineers, Parle Products, VFS Global Services, Xiaomi

Pharmaceuticals and life sciences

Work highlights 

Representing chemicals company Indofil Industries in a patent infringement suit against Coromandel International.  

Defending AstraZeneca against Emcure Pharmaceuticals in a special civil suit over the medical formulation of “Ticaplat”.

Engaged by Reliance Life Sciences on its patent strategy, and patent filing and prosecution.

Key clients

Ari Healthcare, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Gharda Chemicals, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, L’Oreal, Pacific Pharmaceuticals, SRM University