Career highlights: The force behind germination and growth of Patent Jurisprudence in India from a state of near dormancy, Archana Shanker is a senior partner at Anand and Anand, leading its patent and design practice.
Behind her is dedicated practice of 29 years in prosecution, litigation and opposition across industries from pharmaceuticals to life sciences, software, ICT, telecom, mechanics, electronics and biodiversity. Drawing on her experience, Ms Shanker has penned the Halsbury's Laws of India chapter on patent besides contributing to several international publications.
Ms Shanker is a part of the advisory board for IAM’s first ever Women in Patents event; first woman president of FICPI- India Section; VP, North India for Licensing Executives Society International; member of various international bodies like APAA and the AIPPI.
Awards and recognitions:
Asialaw Elite Practitioner 2021 in Intellectual Property