Multiple Promotions Made At Obhan & Associates
30 August 2019
Charul Yadav (pictured) has been promoted to partner at Obhan & Associates. Yadav, who is based in New Delhi, has more than 14 years of experience, focuses on searching, drafting and prosecution of patent applications at the Indian Patent Office. She also handles patent oppositions and revocation proceedings and regularly advises clients on IP strategy. She has made contributions to the field of IP in the firm with expertise in the life sciences domain, where she provides a full range of commercially-focused patent services including drafting and prosecution of patent applications, freedom-to-operate advice and legal opinion. She has also been active in patent litigation before various courts and forums in India.
Ritika Udhani has been promoted to principal associate at Obhan & Associates in New Delhi. Her practice is primarily focussed on patent drafting and prosecution for US, European and Indian patents. She has drafted more than 150 patent applications and prosecuted more than 200 patent applications in the software, mechanical and telecommunications technological domain. In addition, she also has significant experience in patent searches and analytics, especially in the telecommunication space. Her practice also includes other computer related inventions, electromechanical devices and wireless communications.
Glen Pappan has been promoted to senior associate at Obhan & Associates in New Delhi. Pappan’s practice area primarily focuses on patent preparation, helping clients realize technologies in the field of heavy machinery. Pappan has cumulatively drafted nearly 200 patent applications in technological fields ranging from heavy machinery, automotive, engine systems, biomedical instrumentation, etc. He is an experienced prior art searcher and a patent illustrator, and is well-versed with drafting patent applications for India, US, Europe and other jurisdictions. He practices in a wide range of technological domains, including as heavy machinery, automotive technology, medical devices and general engineering.
Mehak Dhingra has been promoted to senior associate at Obhan & Associates in New Delhi. Dhingra’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark prosecution before the Indian Trademark Office, and includes giving opinions, trademark prosecution, assignments, and opposition proceedings before the Trademarks Registry and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in contentious matters. She has successfully defended trademark portfolios for large corporations in India.
Vivek Atwal has been promoted to associate at Obhan & Associates in New Delhi. Atwal practices patent drafting, prosecution and searching, and has a good understanding of technologies in the mechanical domain. He handles matters related to medical devices (such as peristaltic pumps), automotive technologies, heavy machinery, power plants, waste water treatment, cutting tools and automated systems.
Prashant Saghal has been promoted to associate at Obhan & Associates in New Delhi. Saghal’s practice area primarily focuses on patent analytics, patent drafting and prosecution. As an IP enthusiast, he has worked on several technologies in the mechanical, optical communications, internet of things, metallurgy and electromechanical fields. He leads the search team at the firm.
Aastha Sharma has been promoted to associate at Obhan & Associates in New Delhi. Sharma primarily focuses on prosecution US, European, PCT and Indian applications, and also focusses on conducting prior art searches, infringement analysis and patent drafting. She has prosecuted more than 150 patent applications in the chemistry, pharmaceutical and electronics domains. She also handles matters in nanotechnology, medical devices, inkjet printing, laminates, metallurgical processes and compositions.