Saikrishna & Associates

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 2001
    • Partners: 8
    • Lawyers: 54
    • Split of work: Domestic 50; International 50%
    • Offices: Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Commercial Law; Competition; Design; Litigation; M&A; Patents; Real Estate; Trademarks

    Full-service IP firm Saikrishna & Associates represents clients for diverse business sectors in a broad range of issues, and is lauded in particular for its transactional practice, offering clients M&A and funding support from an IP perspective. It is also a big name in disputes matters, having been involved in ground-breaking contentious patent work in the past year.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Managing partner Saikrishna Rajagopal heads the litigation team at the firm, which is known for its work before the District Courts as well as extensive original side, appellate and writ law work before the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. Rajagopal has extensive civil and commercial advocacy experience and enjoys a particularly strong reputation in software anti-piracy matters. Named among our top lawyers under the age of 45 last year, Ameet Datta is one of the firm’s most prominent partners, having been a leading voice in the campaign to amend the Copyright Act in India.

    CLIENTS

    The firm was involved in India’s first-ever standard essential patents infringement dispute in the telecoms space last year, having represented Micromax Informatics in a suit filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Other clients include Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Francis Group, which the firm is representing in a lawsuit relating to the Indian Copyright Act, and Star India in disputes with Piyush Agarwal, OnMobile Global and Idea Cellular.