Aparna is a senior member of the IP and TMT team at Nishith Desai Associates. She is integrally involved in IP transactional and advisory work and handles patent prosecution and IP litigation. She has vast experience in advising clients over a wide spectrum of industries in relation to protection and enforcement of their IP. Aparna has authored several articles on complex IP issues in India.
Aparna has represented clients in IP disputes before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and lower courts, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the Indian Patents Office. Before NDA, Aparna was a part of the litigation team at a leading boutique IP law firm in New Delhi, India where she represented India’s biggest generic drug manufacturers in several landmark IP disputes including the Supreme Court’s decision in Bayer v. Union of India affirming grant of the first ever compulsory license for a patented product in India. She is a registered Patent Agent.
Aparna graduated from National Law University, Jodhpur in 2014 with a B.Sc. (Hons), LLB (Intellectual Property Hons.) degree and completed her LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University, Washington DC in 2018. In addition to being registered to practice in India, Aparna recently cleared the New York State Bar Examination and is in the process of obtaining a license to practice in New York State.
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