Anshul Sunil Saurastri is a Partner, Advocate (Attorney-at-Law) and Patent Attorney at Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP.
His practice includes both contentious and non-contentious matters in intellectual property and corporate-commercial law.
Specifically, he handles patent, trademark and design application preparation and prosecution, oppositions (pre-grant and post-grant) and invalidations (cancellations, rectifications, and revocations). He has also handled appellate matters at the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Additionally, he is regularly involved in litigation before different Courts in India for matters relating to patent, trademark and design infringement, and unfair competition claims such as passing off, disparagement and defamation. He is also actively involved in advising on issues relating to protection of trade secrets, confidential information, data and privacy. He also handles complaints and disputes related to consumer protection and advertising. From time to time, he also counsels and provides opinions on infringement and invalidity of patents, trademarks and designs, applicability of biodiversity laws, and other related legislations. He also has hands on experience in handling breach of contract claims in litigation and arbitration. From time to time he is also engaged in conducting due diligence, structuring, negotiating and preparing agreements such as NDAs, joint ventures, M&As, business transfers, distribution, agency, licensing, franchising, technology transfer, employment, and so on.
Prior to practicing law, he worked as an analyst in an investment firm in the US. He also spent time in the lab doing research and development work, for which he also received recognition as an author in different journals and scholarly publications. Holding degrees in the sciences, engineering and law and training in legal and technical areas, he has amassed cross-functional expertise. Anshul holds a Master's in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, a Bachelor's in Applied Sciences from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and a Degree of Law from the Government Law College, Mumbai University. Anshul is registered to practice at the Bar Council of India and the Indian Patent & Trademark Office.
Apart from his work at the firm, Anshul also serves as a Member of INTA's Unfair Competition Committee, AIPPI's Standing Committee on Trade Secrets and as a Member Executive Council of the LES India Chapter. He is also an active member of several reputed organizations such as APAA, IBA, IPBA, and ABA. Anshul also frequently lectures at different seminars, conferences and universities on intellectual property and other commercial legal issues. He has also published numerous articles on these subjects in national and international legal publications.