Ritika Ahuja

Partner

PRACTICE AREA/INDUSTRY FOCUS

Patent Prosecution, Patent Drafting and Patent Analysis in the ICT domain

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ritika Ahuja is a Partner at Anand and Anand in Noida. With an experience of 15 plus years in IP, she specializes in patent prosecution, patent drafting and patent analysis in the Information and Communication Technology domain including software, artificial intelligence, medical equipments domain and provides legal opinions on various aspects such as infringement, validity, patentability and FTO searches.

She supervises the patent drafting team in the ICT and mechanical stream, in-house and outsourced and deals with inventors, companies and startups on routine basis. She has been regularly invited to deliver awareness sessions/lectures before multiple forums, primarily the Medtech division of IIT Chennai, for encouraging their collaborating startups and incubators to file more and more patents.

 She has been regularly appearing before the Indian Patent Office, as a Patent Agent since 2007 and recently before the High Court as an Advocate respectively. She is adept at handling voluminous patent portfolios of top Telecom giants sitting abroad. The hyperactive ICT segment keeps her engaged in practicing the firm’s unpatented but effective strategy of “smart prosecution”.

EXPERIENCE

Ritika has an overall experience of 15 years in the arena of Intellectual Property. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, she has worked for seven years in the field of patents with some prestigious law firm of Delhi/ NCR region and has also served as an academic head of an Intellectual property rights Institute for two years.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

As an IP Enthusiast, Ritika regularly engages in IP awareness programs and pro- bono workshops organized by well recognized bodies, such as IIT Chennai and National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) and certain industry bodies, enforcement agencies and various IP stakeholders.

She also writes articles for leading IP publications like Asia IP and Legal Era.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Member of APAA
  • Advocate and enrolled under All India Bar Council

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Regularly donating money and kind to several old and underprivileged communities in Kerala, for their basic needs and kids for education.

BAR ADMISSION & EDUCATION

  • M. Tech in Electronics and Communication (IP University, Delhi).
  • Ritika studied law from CCS University, Meerut and was called to the Bar in 2017.