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Obhan & Associates
N-94, Second Floor
Panchshila Park

Work Department

Patents, Trademark & Copyright, Design, Plant Variety Protection, Litigation 


Managing Partner


Essenese Obhan is a managing partner at Obhan & Associates. Mr Obhan is an IP lawyer, patent agent, and has a degree in mechanical engineering. While he has drafted, prosecuted and litigated cases in the mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication and agricultural sectors, he has also been at the forefront of several high stakes IP licensing and litigation matters in India. In particular, he has represented both the Indian seed industry in their licensing dispute concerning genetically modified seeds as well as various Indian mobile manufacturers in their SEP discussions with SEP owners. He advises many companies, including some from Fortune 500, and India’s leading businesses on developing and maintaining their patent portfolios and IP strategy and licensing.

Essenese Obhan has been constantly recognised as leading lawyer for Intellectual Property by:

  • Asia Law Leading Lawyers as Distinguished Practitioner for Intellectual Property 2021
  • IAM Global Leaders in 2020
  • IAM Strategy 300-The World’s Leading IP Strategists since 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal-Patents in the year 2017 and 2018
  • IAM Patent 1000-The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners since 2013
  • Asia Law Profiles in the year 2012
  • Managing Intellectual Property-IP Stars since 2010
  • Chambers Asia-Asia’s leading lawyer for business since 2009






LLB, BE Mechanical

Lawyer Rankings

India > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Essenese ObhanObhan & Associates

Obhan & Associates witnessed an increase on the patents side of its IP practice, with practice head Essenese Obhan handling patent prosecutions and oppositions for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and engineering companies. FRAND licensing disputes in the telecoms sector are also being handled by the team. Trade mark oppositions, infringement and passing off disputes are handled for education, cycling, manufacturing and electronics companies; senior associate Taarika Pillai is a key name of this side. Commercial IP services are also provided, with expertise covering licensing transactions, collaboration deals and portfolio acquisitions.