Intellectual property; litigation
Pravin Anand is the managing partner and head of litigation at Anand and Anand.
Awarded the AIPPI Award of Merit, INTA’s President’s Award, recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer” by the Financial Times and the first Indian to be inducted in the IAM IP Hall of Fame, Pravin has appeared in more than 2,500 cases and successfully established hundreds of landmarks during 43 years of practice as an IP lawyer.
Pravin has strengthened India’s IP jurisprudence with a practice encompassing all facets of IP.
To his credit are patent lawsuits that have transformed the pharmaceutical and bio-technology enforcement regime in India including Merck v Glenmark (first patent lawsuit to be decided in plaintiff’s favour post trial under Patents Act); Roche v Cipla; the Monsanto case; and a large number of other suits on behalf of Pfizer, BMS, AstraZeneca, etc.
Pravin has broken new ground in Indian IP jurisprudence with India’s first antianti- suit injunction (InterDigital v Xiaomi); Nokia-Lenovo multi-technology multiyear agreement; software patent lawsuit conferring protection (Ferid Allani case); development of damages culture in a large number of cases that recognised not only punitive, but compensatory, exemplary and aggravated damages (Philips v AmazeStore); India’s first post-trial SEP judgment (Philips v Bhagirathi); development of unique remedies such as the “tree planting order” (Merck case); and an order benefiting adolescent girls (Hermès case).
Pravin writes for Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property; Famous and Well-known Marks, An International Analysis (Legislative history and analyses of national laws) published by INTA; as well as penning numerous chapters in international publications including IBLJ, ABLJ, GTDT, AsiaIP and MIP.
He is the chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Sub-Committee on IPR and is the chair of the National Council on IPR at Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. In addition, he serves as the Technical Committee Member, Legal Services Sectional Committee Bureau of Indian Standards and as the honorary member to the Managing Committee PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Pravin has been consistently acknowledged by IBLJ, ABLJ, MIP, WTR, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides, Chambers and Partners, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM as a leading IP lawyer and trailblazer.