Pravin Anand

Pravin Anand

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Pravin Anand is an intellectual property lawyer with 40 years’ experience. He has been awarded the AIPPI Award of Merit and recognised as an ‘Innovative Lawyer’ by the Financial Times.

Some recent landmark decisions in his career include patent lawsuits that transformed the pharmaceutical and biotechnology enforcement regime in India, including Merck v. Glenmark, Roche v. Cipla, the Monsanto case and a large number of other suits on behalf of Pfizer, BMS, AstraZeneca, etc. He also worked on India’s first anti-suit injunction order (InterDigital v. Xiaomi), a software patent lawsuit conferring protection (Ferid Allani case), the development of damages culture in a large number of cases that recognised not only punitive but also compensatory, exemplary and aggravated damages (Philips v. AmazeStore), India’s first post-trial SEP judgment (Philips v. Bhagirathi); the development of unique remedies such as the ‘Tree Planting Order’ (Merck case) and an order benefiting adolescent girls (Hermes case).

He is the author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property and a large number of chapters in international IP publications.

He is an ex-member of the INTA board of directors and a past president of the Indian groups of AIPPI, APAA and FICPI.

Spreading the message of IP, he has been involved in the Raj Anand Moot Court Competition since 1997; Anaryst, an IP board game; Brainchild, the first IP-themed play; Adventures of Mr IP, an IP comic; and IPONOMICS, a coffee-table book.

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