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Dr. Sheetal Vohra

Managing Partner, Vohra & Kumar

Dr. Sheetal Vohra has an in depth and holistic experience of about 15 years in the field of Intellectual Property Laws with special thrust on trademarks. In the past, she has worked in two top IP boutique firms of India, where her profile included prosecuting trademarks in India and abroad as well handling litigation pertaining to passing off and infringement of trademarks before District Courts, High Courts and right upto the Supreme Court of India.

Cases argued by her have been reported in Law Journals. She has also handled high profile cases before Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Besides giving consultancy to Indian conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs across varied industries on how to protect their trademark in holistic way, she has also assisted them in managing their trademark portfolio by working closely with their legal teams and creating a full strategy based on their needs. She is one of the select few practicing Legal Counsels in South East Asia, who to have picked up a Ph.D in Intellectual Property Law, along with host of other certificate and diploma courses in IPR from prestigious institutes.

Swapna Sunder

IP Strategist, Patent Agent & Managing Director at IP DOME Strategy Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Swapna Sunder is one of the co-founders of the firm, IP Dome. She has experience of around 15 Years in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. Prior to founding IP Dome she used work as IP Attorney work for 8 years.

Swapna specialises in Intellectual Property consultation, services and strategy Patent drafting, filing, prosecution and litigation, Innovation planning and research design, Training in IP creation, protection, management and monitoring IP landscaping, audit, valuation and mapping. She also authored a book titled “Ip Smart Workbook - The Lab to Market Guide to Inventing” published by LexisNexis.

Swapna is a regular and visiting faculty at many prestigious Institutions, Law Schools and Engineering Colleges.

Tushar Kale

Founder, Tusharcons

Mr. Tushar Kale is a practicing Advocate in Bombay High Court with experience of more than decade in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Laws.

He specialises in drafting of software development contracts, Intellectual property rights assignment agreements, registration of trademarks, copyrights, patents including handling compliance issues.

He is visitivg Faculty to Symbiosis Law School, Pune, J.C. Law College, Pune, Prakash College, Mumbai and few others.

Ketan Mukhija

Senior Vice President (Legal, Corporate Strategy and Planning) at Srei Infrastructure and Finance Limited

Mr. Ketan Mukhija, was associated as a Sr. Attorney with Jones Day (a US-based leading global law firm), before joining Srei Infrastructure and Finance Limited. This position provided him a golden opportunity to gain considerable experience in providing corporate advice with focus areas being mergers and acquisitions, private equity, Foreign Direct Investment, banking and project finance, regulatory and tax advisory.

In past, he has also been associated with Herbert Smith LLP (London) as a solicitor, and is currently enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and Calcutta (and affiliated with Kolkata, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court Bar Associations) and further qualified to practice in the US and the UK.
He is a pass out from prestigious NALSAR University, Hydrabad. He has deep inclination towards academics and has been associated with NLU, Delhi as a Mooting Coach.

Dr. Avinash Dadhich

Founding Director, ISGLP & Advocate, Supreme Court of India (Ex - CCI, White & Case LLP, Deloitte and E&Y)

Dr. Avinash Dadhich has worked with Big 4 consultancy firms, as Manager (Competition Law) with Deloitte India LLP and Senior Consultant (Competition Law) at Ernst & Young LLP. He has advised to Competition Commission of India (CCI) on a number of high profile investigations as an Expert in Competition Law. He has also worked with Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, Paris, France & White & Case LLP, Brussels, Belgium.

Armed with a Ph.D in Competition Law on full scholarship from Bangor University, Wales, UK, he completed his Master of Laws (LL.M) with a focus on International and European Competition Law from Toulouse 1 Capitole University, Toulouse in France on a full scholarship awarded by the French Government and earned his first degree in Law (LL.B) from Delhi University.

In April 2015, Dr. Dadhich was invited by Department of States’, USA Government to visit New York, Washington DC, Iowa City and San Francisco as Antitrust Fellow to meet senior people from Antitrust law authorities (FTC & DoJ), law firms, Supreme Court judges and business executives

Dr. Dadhich has also been a Visiting Scholar to various international universities of repute such as King’s College London, Max Planck Institute of IP and Competition Law, Munich, Germany and Institute of European Studies, Brussels, Belgium. He has also taught Competition law and IP at many prominent law colleges and Institutes including Toulouse Law School, France and School of Competition Law & Regulation, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and National Law University, Delhi.

Anupam Sanghi

Managing Partner, Anupam Sanghi and Associates (First Formal Panel Lawyer of CCI)

Ms. Anupam Sanghi has a rich experience of more than one and half decade practicing commercial and competition law. She has specialised in the emerging field of Competition Law. Having qualified in EU Competition Law form the prestigious Kings College London under the tutelage of the renowned Prof. Richard Whish, it is only fit that the anti-monopoly regulator, Competition Commission of India, appointed Anupam on its first formal panel of Legal Advisors.

Ms. Anupam has represented CCI before Competition Appellate Tribunal and Delhi High Court in many high profile cases. Some of her recent experience also involved matters and deals in which transactions are affected by the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. In past she has also worked with esteemed organisations like Amarchand Mangaldas and Ernst & Young.

Having worked with Regulatory bodies, like TRAI / CCI in particular, her experience and knowledge resource comes handy to assist stakeholders, clients and in-house counsels, to bridge the gap between Regulatory bodies / Courts and Management Team / General Counsels to make all negotiations / transactions successful - in tune with quality / standards followed by Authorities across the globe.

Soumili Das

Patent Attorney & Corporate Counsel

Ms. Soumili Das has a rich experience of more than a decade in IP law, M&A, drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of critical commercial contracts, portfolio management and general corporate laws. She is a registered Patent Agent since the year 2005. She focuses on valuation of Patents & Brands and their role in M&A, IP Asset Management and Business Development, Strategic Investment on Patent portfolios, Competition Law aspects of IPR, Patent & Media-Entertainment Litigation.

In the past Ms. Soumili has worked with many prestigious companies and law firms like Dabur, Ranbaxy, Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd., Fox Mandal, Khaitan & Co., and K&S Partners. She an alumnus of Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York and has completed her M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Berhampur University, LL.B. from Chaudhary Charan Singh University and PGDIB from Symbiosis institute of Management Studies.

Her special expertise have been in advising and managing diverse IP portfolio involving patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and geographical indications which typically included, search & analytics, data mining and drafting, prosecution, opposition including enforcement and litigation before High Courts and IPAB, IP commercial transactional matters like licensing, strategic alliances and technology transfers, IP Audits and Due Diligences.

Isha Sharma

Registered Patent Agent & Director at Trayambak Overseas Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Isha Sharma practises as a registered Patent Agent while also working as Director at Trayambak Overseas Private Limited, a dedicated full-service Intellectual Property (IP) firm providing a wide range of professional IP law services to many local and foreign clients. She has a background in Biotechnology and holds a masters degree in engineering from Amity University.

Ms. Sharma has extensive experience in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemistry, as well as mechanical and automotive/automobile domains. She has successfully handled complex patent assignments from attorneys and technologists across the world traversing different technology domains. She specialises in patent drafting and filing, patent illustrations, patent landscape analysis, infringement search, invalidation search and numerous other areas.

Mini Gautam

Senior Manager at Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited

Ms. Mini Gautam has completed her LLB and LLM from ILS Law College, Pune and King’s College London respectively. She has substantial experience of working in law firms and as an in-house counsel. Some of the prominent places where she has worked includes ITC Limited, Magma Fincorp Limited, Udwadia, Udeshi and Argus Partners.

Mini specialises in law relating to trademarks and copyright, as well as in general corporate Advisory and law relating to Merger and Acquisition and Foreign Direct Investment.

In past, Mini has handled intellectual property portfolio of ITC Limited. She has also worked on Corporate restructuring and drafting of merger schemes and has also advised large corporates, funds and high networth individuals on Foreign Investments in pharmaceutical, health and education sectors. She is enrolled with Bar Council of West Bengal.

Avinash Sharma

Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India (Ex-Expert (Law), CCI)

Mr. Avinash Sharma is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi and specialises in Competition Law. He has worked assisted Mr. Vinod Dhall, former Acting Chairman, Competition Commission of India in many cases. He has also worked as an Expert (Law), Competition Commission of India and also represented CCI before Competition Appellate Tribunal and Delhi High Court in many high profile cases.

His previous assignments include, Researcher at the Indian Law Institute, Law Researcher to Justice S N Dhingra at the High Court of Delhi, Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant to Justice Mukundakam Sharma at the Supreme Court of India. Avinash has also worked as Expert (Law), CCI and

Avinash obtained his first law degree from Indraprastha University, New Delhi, after that he completed his LL.M from Bologna University (Italy). He is also a Ph.D Fellow at Indian Law Institute.

Vivek Ranjan

Senior Associate at Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi

Mr. Vivek Ranjan has completed his LLB in Intellectual Property Law from the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Khargpur. His core expertise lies in the matters pertaining to Patent Drafting / Prosecution, Voluntary License, Compulsory License, Revocation, Infringement, Pre-grant and Post-grant Opposition.

In past Vivek has worked with prestigious companies and law firms like Cognizant Technology Solution, LakshmiKumaran and Sridharan and Prefexico Legal.

Most prominently, he has worked on NATCO vs. Bayer Case, in which first Compulsory License of India was granted.

Vinod Kumar

Principal Economist at Econ One Research (Ex Economic Expert at CCI)

Mr. Vinod Kumar has experience of around a decade in competition analysis in various jurisdictions such as India, Europe, and the United States. Prior to joining Econ One, he was an Economic Expert at the Competition Commission of India (CCI). In that role, Mr. Kumar was responsible for analyzing proposed mergers and acquisitions to evaluate the likelihood that a proposed combination would have an appreciable adverse effect on competition.

Mr. Kumar also provided the Commission with economic research and analysis on various industry sectors.
Mr. Kumar also has significant consulting experience in India. As an economist at Nathan Economic Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., he was responsible for developing and implementing sophisticated analytical methodologies for both competition and other consulting engagements. His litigation work spanned numerous industries including multiplex operators, cement, broadcasting, energy, apparel retail, and banking. His consulting work involved developing economic models for a large microfinance institution to assess risk. He also was involved in developing models to measure cricket player performance under pressure to provide real time analysis to coaches and players.

Mr. Kumar has done his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA-Level 1), from CFA Institute, USA, and his M.S. in Financial Economics, from Madras School of Economics, Anna University. He has previously worked at Mavens Economic Consulting, Nathan Associates and Roulac Global Places.

Avinash Tripathi

Co-Founder, Fusion Law School and Former employee of S. S. Rana and Co.

Prior to co-founding Fusion Law School, Avinash used to work in S. S. Rana and Co., a leading IP Boutique Firm in India. During his stint at S. S. Rana & Co., he was part of the Intellectual Property Litigation Department, where he has represented many Fortune 500 Companies in various Courts across India, including the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He has also been part of many landmark judgements reported in various journals.

Avinash has a wide ranging experience with regard to the creation, exploitation and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, especially in relation to trademarks, Copyright and Geographical Indication. He has also advised in areas of company name rectification, domain name dispute, design and unfair competition law.

Avinash has represented a mixture of local and international clients in a range of sectors including luxury goods, gyms, fashion, software, hotel and travel.