Career highlights: Pravin Anand is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with over 40-plus years of experience and a practice encompassing IP, litigation and dispute resolution. His recent landmarks include the Merck and the Hermes case – social damages for IP infringement; Ferid Allani case on software patenting; Pioneer Overseas Corporation case on DNA testing in disputed IPR on plant varieties; Philips v Amazestore - 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 vs. Glenmark case - the first patent lawsuit to be decided in the Plaintiff’s favour post trial.
He has contributed a sizeable majority of damages lawsuits in IP litigation in India including the largest damages in a patent and a trademark lawsuit. He has co-authored ‘Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property’ and contributes to several prestigious national and international publications. He has served as the President of AIPPI Indian Group; APAA Indian Group; FICPI Indian Group; and holds INTA Board Membership.
Awards/ Recognitions: Inducted in Legal 500 Hall of Fame; FT’s ‘Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific’; ‘Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade’ and two Life Time Achievement Awards by Legal Era; First Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit; consistently honoured by IAM, MIP, IBLJ, ABLJ, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC etc.
Mr Anand studied law at Delhi University and has been practising as an IP lawyer since 1979.
Asialaw Elite Practitioner 2021 in Pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Technology and telecommunications