Areas of Expertise
Patents, Trademarks, IP Litigation, Licensing & Franchising, Pharma & Biotech
Vaishali R. Mittal is a litigation partner and strategist at Anand and Anand. Vaishali has been engaged as a lead in many firsts and also in some of the most ground-breaking IP matters, including India’s first anti-anti suit injunction; India’s first final judgment on standard essential patents; the first pro-tem security order in favour of Nokia; the case returning interpretation of Section 8 of the Patents Act to the benefit of patent-holders; the first compulsory licensing order for radio broadcasters under the Copyright Act; India’s first judgment declaring colour combination (green & yellow) a well-known trademark; a landmark judgment on trans-border reputation; a landmark judgment on aggravated damages being the highest ever quantum in a copyright, trademark and design infringement case; besides earning well-known status for many marks.
She is better known as “leading light” in India for standard essential patents, an epithet given by IAM. Vaishali is known as a fierce IP litigator with a strong background in science and a strategic mindset.
Given her court craft and innovative strategies, a leading publication once described her as the “engine of Anand and Anand’s patent practice, an outstanding advocate and deal negotiator”. Another celebrated publication ranked her amongst noteworthy IP litigators while identifying her as “a rising star in the litigation space especially noted for her expertise in SEPs”.
Vaishali has been consistently recognized as a leader in intellectual property by some of the most prestigious bench-marking tables. She has been complimented by her clients that “Her strategies reflect global insight and commercially well-informed approach”.
From the pharma to telecom, Vaishali’s clients and her experience are both vivid and seminal.