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Standard and Essential Patent Litigation - The Indian Experience

Practical lessons from the trenches

By Saikrishna Rajagopal

Aug 27, 2021
05:00 PM
60 mins

Meet The Panelist & The Host


Saikrishna Rajagopal


Saikrishna Rajagopal is the founder and Managing Partner of Saikrishna & Associates, a Tier-1 full-service Firm. Sai graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and was admitted to the Bar in 1995. In the past 24 years, Sai has emerged as a highly reckoned and ranked counsel associated with groundbreaking litigation and an acknowledged reputation for being an outstanding arguing counsel.


Manas Dowlani


Manas is a lawyer by chance and an entrepreneur by passion. A graduate of GLC Mumbai, he has worked with the likes of International Bar Association, Law School Admission Council and International Youth Council, amongst many other organizations.

Intellectual Property Rights have become an essential component of modern society. They are a necessary catalyst to generate revenues in today’s knowledge-based economy. The importance is evident by the amount of resources spent on the protection and promotion of IPR.

A Standard Essential Patent is a patent that claims an invention that must be used to comply with a technical standard. Standard Essential Patent litigation inevitably involves a clash between the rights of the patentees and other implementers. There is a strong element of public interest in these cases. During the previous few years, there have been significant developments in this well-known area of patent law.

In this knowledge session on “Standard and Essential Patent Litigation”, we host Saikrishna Rajagopal. He is the founder & Managing Partner of Saikrishna & Associates, a Tier-1 full-service Firm. He has been featured as a highly ranked professional in various leading ranking journals.

Sai has chalked up an impressive list of “wins” in the arena of IP litigation ranging from complex trademark issues including the use of trademarks in films, use of trademark law in relation to defamation cases, etc. He led the development of jurisprudence in relation to the court-ordered blocking of offshore pirate websites.

Sai has also played a leading role in the development of IP Policy being involved as an expert witness advising the Parliamentary Standing Committee overseeing the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957, on their impact across a variety of sectors.

What will you learn?


About Standard Essential Patents


Dynamics of IP Litigation


Judicial trends in SEP cases


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