Muthu Pandi

EXPERIENCE
At ROYZZ & CO, Muthu has been working in our core patent team and also managing our regional office at Chennai.

He has been involved with patent drafting in the domain of Electronics, Software, Electrical and Mechanical. Muthu has extensive experience in Prior Art Searches, FTO and White Space Analysis. He is assisting the firm in monitoring patent portfolios of several clients.

He has been involved in a number of complex innovations and worked closely with inventors and fellow researchers of premier institutes like IIT.

Muthu, being based in Chennai, assists the firm in several cases pending with the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

Education

  • B.E. (Electrical and Electronics)
  • LL.B. (Undergoing)

Samendra Patil

EXPERIENCE
Samendra is an Engineer in the Mechanical domain and at ROYZZ & Co., he heads our Patent Practice Group. Samendra also leads our presence in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. Samendra has extensive experience in drafting and has filed more than 100 patent applications. He has successfully prosecuted over 50 patent applications.

He also assists the firm in drafting responses to Office Action in several patent offices in India, US, EU and Australia. He is actively involved in preparing technical opinion for infringement analysis and drafting of opposition and revocation application for patents.

His prior experience in the core industry has provided him with strong technical skills. He has undertaken externship in a leading New York based law firm, post his qualification in USA.

At ROYZZ & Co., he advises, files and prosecutes design applications at the Indian Patent Office. Further, he helps clients in maintaining their IP Portfolios, globally.

His expertise includes:

  • Drafting and filing patents in numerous domains;
  • Conducting Prior Art Search;
  • Responding to Office Actions including initial drafts for USPTO, EPO, APO;
  • Conducting White Space Analysis.

Education

  • B.E. Automobile
  • MIP (Franklin Pierce, USA)
  • LL.B (Undergoing)

Audip Ghosh

EXPERIENCE
Audip has been a substantial part of the journey of ROYZZ & Co. He is now a Senior Associate Partner at the firm.

He has a diverse experience in technology and commercial laws. He is a core member of our IT & TMT Practice and has assisted the firm in resolving several software infringement disputes.

His expertise in commercial law spans from:

  • Advising and structuring acquisition deals;
  • Executing international technology transactions;
  • Commercial transactions including: joint technology developments; technology transfer; patent assignments and licensing; media and broadcasting agreements; brand endorsement agreement; software development & distribution agreement;
  • Arm length pricing issues;
  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration.

Education

  • LL.B. Mumbai University
  • B.E. Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Patent Agent
  • Company Secretarial – Final
  • Advanced Java

Suresh Balakrishnan

EXPERIENCE
Mr. Suresh Balakrishnan has extensive experience while working exclusively in the insurance, reinsurance and risk management industry for 25 years in India.

    He has done pioneering work in the following aspects:

  • First ‘Liability Insurance’ for a technology company in 1999 in India;
  • First ‘Directors and Officers Liability Insurance’ (D&O) Policy in Sri Lanka;
  • First ‘Cyber Security’ Policy for a technology company in 2008;
  • One of the first ‘Cyber Security’ Policy for a bank in 2014;
  • Managed the largest Public Offering of Securities Insurance (POSI) in 2007-08 in India for a limit of USD 200,000,000;
  • Structure of technology companies to stabilize and manage risk;
  • Cyber Security tool for insurer and insureds benchmarked against global standards;
  • Health Insurance Forensic tool, a unique tool in India;
  • Risk Management and Insurance Programme for HDFC Bank since 1996;
  • Recently partnered by Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), the only partners for PLUS across the world for the event for Liability Insurance under the Bima Gyaan Series.

Suresh, being a protagonist in this domain, propagates setting up of an ADR under one of the arbitration councils dedicated to insurance to resolve insurance disputes expeditiously.

Education

  • B.Com
  • B.A.
  • ICWA (inter)

Dhaval Shah

EXPERIENCE
Dhaval has more than 16 years of experience in real estate related commercial transactions and litigation. At ROYZZ & Co., Dhaval leads the Real Estate & Infrastructure Practice Group.

Dhaval has previously worked in leading law firms and his experience includes advising global MNCs and Indian entities in Information Technology, Telecom, Courier, Express and Retail sectors.

He has led complex real estate transactions including conveyance, due diligence, title searches, amongst others. He is an expert in Testamentary and Asset Transfer matters. He has been involved in several Private Equity transactions and understands the nuances of General Corporate practice which lends a holistic approach to his practice. He has strategized Dispute Resolution matters including Arbitration and Litigation in various forums such as the Supreme Court, High Court and the Company Law Board.

Education

  • LL.B. Mumbai University

RAKESH PARIK

EXPERIENCE
Rakesh is a specialist in India Entry. He has provided support to more than 100 international companies from countries such as USA, UK, Spain, Australia, NZ, Korea and Japan.

Rakesh has worked extensively on different kind of valuation of companies under various methods for a number of business acquisitions. Providing Tax Consultancy to international companies in matters of Indirect & Direct Taxation and its implication on the client product in Indian market. Rakesh advises on:

  • Structuring-advisory on liaison/branch/subsidiary office
  • Taxation advisory
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Due diligence
  • Regulatory licensing like FIPB, RBI
  • Operating licenses- central & state government licensing
  • Incorporation- branch office/liaison office/project office
  • Transfer pricing study & compliance

Education

  • Chartered Accountant (CPA)
  • Bachelors in Commerce

Ajit Raul

EXPERIENCE
Ajit has worked in leading law firms and technology corporations. He has more than 19 years of diverse experience in IP and technology.

His practice areas include advising and strategizing on Patent and IP portfolio management, He has immense experience in Patent – Prosecution, patent – due diligence, designs copyrights and semiconductor design layout registration. Ajit has experience in M&A, licensing, technology transfer and also advises in relation to IP valuations. His domain of expertise includes Electrical and Electronics, Semiconductor Microelectronics, Telecommunications, Computer hardware and software, Mechatronics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Mechanical, Information technology, retail & consumer goods, media & Entertainment.

Ajit also has working experience in Research and development in the field of Very-large-scale integration (VLSI), with technical expertise in Chip/System Architecture, Signal and System modelling, Product Design, ASIC/SOC/FPGA development flow, Digital Design, Analog Design, Timing Analysis.

His expertise and contribution in Biomedical Instrument product architecture led his R&D unit to achieve the ‘Best R&D Award 2005’ awarded by Govt. Of India.

He was a visiting faculty to UDIT, University of Mumbai where he taught Embedded Systems Design. He has been an invited speaker on several occasions in academia and industry. Ajit has been a guest lecturer in several premier institutes: VIT, VJTI, Father Agnel, IIT, BATU among others.

He represents numerous Indian and International clients, premier engineering institutes and universities.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Electronic Communication;
  • Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design;
  • Advanced Diploma – ADCSSA&A for Software Design & Analysis;
  • EBPM – IIM Calcutta;
  • Executive Management Program for Ethical Management at MRA Institute of management;
  • Patent Agent.

Sanjay Visen

EXPERIENCE
Sanjay has 20 years of experience as a litigator. He is also qualified Advocate-on Record (AOR) in the Supreme Court of India.

He has appeared in more than 2000 cases in The Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, National Consumer Commission and several other forums at Delhi.

Specially appointed as the Advocate-on-Record for representing the state of U.P in a landmark case at Supreme Court; Usha Bharti vs. State of U.P. & Ors. in SLP (C) No.22035/2013.

    Furthermore, his achievements include:

  • Successfully represented in Public Interest Litigation before the Supreme Court for cleaning River Ganga and preventing further pollution.
  • Empanelled as Advocate-on-Record by Hon’ble Supreme Court as Amicus Curiae & also empanelled Advocate-on-Record by Supreme Court Middle Income Group Legal Aid Society.
  • Represented inseveral landmark judgments, reported at (2002) 7 SCC 543; 2017 (1) SCALE 73; (2016) 6 SCC 105; (2016) 6 SCC 209; (2013) 10 SCC 48 etc.
    Sanjay has written, presented and published several papers including:

  • Adapting the Copyright Regime to Computer Software, Faculty of Law, Delhi University;
  • Information Technology and Copyright Law: A Comparative Study;
  • Law of Copyright: From Gutenberg’s Invention to Internet.

Education

  • LLM (IP & IT) – Delhi University
  • Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court

Mahua Roy Chowdhury

EXPERIENCE
MAHUA ROY CHOWDHURY is the founder and Principal Partner of ROYZZ & CO. and has more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry.

She started her career as a litigator at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India. She has proactively initiated several landmark Public Interest Litigations against the Indian army, Delhi Police and Delhi Municipal Commission. She has also represented the Faculty of Law, Delhi University before the High Court.

Mahua has successfully litigated matters relating to employment laws, decisions of Government bodies, information technology, extradition, intellectual property rights and their infringement at various courts in India. Further, she has resolved several complex software-infringement related disputes and contractual disputes such as joint ventures, licensing, media content creation, etc.

Despite being a litigator, Mahua strongly believes in resolving disputes and adopting litigation as the last resort.
She has hands-on experiencein anti-counterfeiting actions and has executed more than 450 Intellectual Property enforcement raids all over India with help of the Police and investigations agencies.

She represents numerous Indian and International clients, premier engineering institutes and universities. She has also been a part of many cross border licensing and technology transfer agreements and resolved several disputers therein.

Mahua has been a speaker/moderator at several conferences and workshops and conducted lectures in:

  • IBA Annual Conference at Boston on IT & Privacy Laws;
  • INTA ComparativeTrademark law;
  • Law Faculty-Delhi University on Legal Skills;
  • IIT Mumbai-Inter-relation between Copyright & Designs;
  • Faculty of Management Studies IP University-IP Management;
  • Pierce Law(USA)-Adwords and Trademark Infringement;
  • Cyber Security Conference-Privacy & GDPR;
  • IIPLA Dubai-Valuation of IP & IP Management;
  • MNLU-IP regime & challenges faced.

Tel: +9122-2831-3238/43/45
Fax: +9122-2831-3238
Email: mahua@royzz.com

Education

  • LL.M Franklin Pierce (IP);
  • LL.B-Delhi University;
  • Graduate in Food Technology;
  • Diploma in Labour Law;
  • Diploma in IRPM.