Managing Partner


Distinguished Practitioner



Practice area:

Intellectual property

Essenese Obhan is the founding partner of Obhan & Associates. He is an Intellectual Property attorney registered with the Bar Council of India and a Patent Agent with a degree in mechanical engineering. Essenese has vast expertise in the mechanical, pharmaceutical, software, and telecom sectors. He leads the Intellectual Property team at Obhan & Associates which includes specialists in the chemical, biotech, electronic, electrical, and nano-technological sectors. Essenese regularly advises clients, which include those among the Fortune 500 as well as some of India’s leading business houses, on technology, IP strategy and portfolio management.

He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patents, and also focuses on patent litigation and opposition proceedings before various courts in India, the Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He also has extensive experience in handling IP-sensitive transactions for clients in India and abroad.

Essenese is a frequent speaker on patent protection and enforcement issues across the country and abroad, and conducts customized IP training modules for companies. He serves on the executive committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

  • Other Intellectual Property
  • Design Litigation
  • Trademark & Copyright Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Plant Variety Protection
  • Design Laws
  • Copyright Laws