Rajeshwari & Associates specializes in intellectual property and handles the entire spectrum of legal matters in this field including patent, trademark, copyright, design, information technology law, plant variety, regulatory affairs, internet, entertainment, technology transfer and litigation and allied fields. We represent clients from India and all around the world, including large business houses, multinational companies and individuals.
Rajeshwari Hariharan holds a Master's Degree in Biotechnology and a Bachelors Degree in Law. She was admitted to the Bar in 1993 and practised as an advocate before the courts in Pune and the High Courts at Delhi and Bombay.
Rajeshwari led the patent litigation practice and played a key role in managing and growing the patents team in a reputed and leading Delhi-based law firm. She parted as an equity partner after almost 14 years, to set up Rajeshwari & Associates.
Her areas of practice include counselling on issues relating to patent v and infringement including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licences, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry.
She has rich experience in carrying out due diligence and handing of patent oppositions, revocations and appeals before the Patent Office and other higher fora. She is now involved in patent and trade secret litigation at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India.
She has authored several articles and is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars throughout India and internationally.
She has been rated by Chambers and Partners and Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the leading patent lawyers in the country. A few of her notable achievements are listed below:
- Obtained the first compulsory licence for her client in India;
- Obtained the initial patents in India for genes and micro-organisms;
- Negotiated patent licensing transact ions;
- Won numerous patent opposit ions for Indian and foreign clients.