First Channel Building, Plot No. 17 A, Sector 16 A
Film City, Noida 201301 (UP) India
Tel: +91 120 4059300
Fax: +91 120 4243056 – 058
Current position: Senior partner and head of department - patents and designs
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual property, patents and designs – prosecution and contentious
Career highlights: Archana Shanker is senior partner at Anand and Anand and heads the patent and design practice. She has more than 25 years’ experience in patent strategy, prosecution, opposition and litigation across all technical domains. She is a member of various international bodies, including the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI). She was vice president of FICPI India and is vice president, North India for the Licensing Executives Society. She advises the Indian government on IP matters.
Ms Shanker represents clients in contentious matters across all industries – including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, software, mechanics, electronics and biodiversity – and advises on protection and prosecution in jurisdictions ranging from India to the United States, Europe and Japan.
Her unique and innovative approach has helped her clients to win important claims of commercial value. She handles complex patent litigation before judicial and quasi-judicial forums in India and advises clients on patent strategies and regulatory affairs.
Ms Shanker is a regular speaker and panellist at national and international forums. She also contributes to various publications, including Managing Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Review, Asia IP Magazine, IAM and Getting the Deal Through, and serves on the editorial panel of Life Sciences IP Review.
Asialaw Elite Practitioner 2020 in Intellectual Property