PRACTICE AREA/INDUSTRY FOCUS
Shrawan joined Anand and Anand in year 2006 and has established himself as a fierce IP litigator. Big-ticket industries rely on his litigation experience and advice for enforcing and protecting their intellectual property.
Shrawan has over 14 years of experience as an Intellectual Property litigator with Anand and Anand, and represents clients before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He was one of the leading members on the team which won the landmark decision in Ferid Allani v. Union of India giving a new spin to Section 3(k) of Patents Act thereby paving the way for software patenting in India. He also has to his credit the long-standing Roche vs Cipla patent dispute which culminated in a settlement and the path-breaking Aloys Wobben v Enercon India matter in which the Supreme Court of India analysed whether multiple proceedings could be initiated by one party before different forums in order to challenge the validity of a patent . The judgment put an end to forum shopping and multiple challenges to patent validity. Shrawan was a vital part of team Anand and Anand representing Aloys Wobben, world’s largest producer of wind turbines. The case was recognised by Managing IP as a milestone Asia-Pacific case of the year.
Another from long list of landmark wins is the Monsanto v Nuziveedu Seeds case wherein the Supreme Court of India restored multi-national Monsanto’s patent for BT technology, validating that genetically-modified crops were innovations that could be protected under patents. The hard-fought case secured another landmark win for the Anand and Anand litigation team of which Shrawan was an integral member.
Shrawan’s expertise in IP litigation sees him advise and represent big-ticket pharmaceutical companies and industries. His litigation experience spans patents, copyright, trademarks and domain name disputes.
Shrawan is an active contributor to leading publications including Asia IP, India Business Law Journal, Asia Business Law Journal, The Intellectual Property Law Review, CTLR, Managing the IP Lifecycle, to name a few.
- Member, Bar Council of Delhi
- Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
- Joint Secretary AIPPI India Group
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
- 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award 2019
- His case Ferid Allani recognised the outstanding case of the year by Legal Era in 2019-2020.
- Aloys Wobben vs Enercon India recognised by Managing IP as a milestone Asia-Pacific case of the year.
BAR ADMISSION AND EDUCATION
Shrawan was called to the Bar in year 2006. He studied law from Agra University and went on to pursue Masters of Laws in Intellectual Property from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre, University of New Hampshire. Prior to law, Shrawan completed Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Delhi.