Garima Sahney

Garima Sahney is our exclusively recommended Patent Prosecution Services expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Garima directly using the contact details listed above.

Garima leads the patent prosecution and analytics practice of the firm and plays pivotal role in patent litigation matters as well. She obtained a post-graduation degree in Biotechnology in 2005 and is a registered Indian patent agent and a patent attorney in India. She routinely advises MNCs, domestic firms and start-ups on strategizing R&D, patent licensing opportunities, managing portfolios, identifying strategic patents for commercial purposes, conducting investigation and enforcement strategies. With several years of experience in the patents industry, Garima has dealt extensively with patent drafting, filing, prosecution, prior art searches, landscapes, claim mappings, due diligence, validity assessments in several technical domains including biotechnology, pharma, chemistry, mechanical, automobile, telecommunication and software. Garima has also been involved in complex patent litigations in a variety of domains, where she contributed immensely on the technical side requiring granular understanding of the technologies/prior arts/products, developing technical arguments, working with technical experts, etc.

She has led and executed projects across technologies including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunication, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software, Automobile, Mechanical, Robotics, Agriculture, Life sciences, etc.

Last but not the least, Garima is actively engaged by the corporates to conduct inhouse training sessions on subjects relating to IP and enforcement. She also works with Universities and colleges to conduct IPR awareness sessions for the management, faculty and students and also advises universities and companies in drafting their IPR policies and conducting IP audits. She routinely delivers talks and keynote sessions in domestic and international conferences and is also a member of Asia Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and Licensing Executive Society (LES).

She was selected as an IP Star by MIP forum for her excellent performance in IP during the year 2019. She was also recognised as a “Powerful Woman in IP” by World IP Forum for the year 2020.

Firm Overview:

Saikrishna & Associates is a Tier-1 full-service Firm having focused Intellectual Property, Telecommunication Media & Technology, Corporate Law & Competition Law verticals backing up the Firm’s other practice areas. Founded in 2001, the Firm’s 19 Partners & Associate Partners as well as 100+ lawyers deliver top-notch, & dedicated services to a diverse array of Indian and International clients.

The Firm’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Prosecution, and Enforcement teams join with the Commercial, IP, TMT, Corporate & Competition law teams to provide innovative solutions catering to client’s business and IP objectives.

The Firm is highly ranked for its industry and domain-specific expertise basis its industry teams/practice groups which span the Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications & Electronics, Pharma & Life Sciences, Software & Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, FMCG & Retail, Print-Publishing, Real Estate, and Energy Sectors.

Editha R. Hechanova, Esq.

Editha Hechanova is our exclusively recommended Patent Prosecution Services expert in the Philippines on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Editha directly using the contact details listed above.

Editha is the President and CEO of the company who oversees and manages trademark and patent prosecution, copyright registration, trademark valuation, searches and other non-contentious IP matters. Recognised from 2010 to 2014, Hechanova & Co., Inc. was listed among the top filers for both patents and trademarks by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

Editha is also the Managing Partner of Hechanova-Bugay-Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio, specialising in IP litigation, licensing, border control and corporate, and employment law. She is a lawyer, certified public accountant, and a certified patent agent after having passed the first patent agent qualifying examination done by the government for lawyers in 2008 administered by IPOPHL.

Editha graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration major in Accounting from the University of the East and is a Certified Public Accountant. She then obtained her law degree from Ateneo de Manila University and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1990. She is candidate for MBA in Ateneo de Manila.

Having known prolific writer, Editha regularly contributes articles on IP Asia Leading and Managing Intellectual Property on Philippine current legal IP decided cases and trends. She has been a member of various international organisations such as INTA, MARQUES, FICPI, ECTA, AIPLA and LES as well as local organisations like Japan Institute for promoting Invention/Innovation, Makati Business Club, Philippine Chamber of Business, American Chamber of Philippines, and Association of PAQUE Professionals.

Firm Overview:

Hechanova & Co., Inc. specialises in patents and trademarks prosecution and maintenance, search services, review of license agreements and other IP related-documents, renewals, intellectual property recordals, customs recordation, food and drug product registration, plant variety protection, copyright registration, domain name registration, and intellectual property consulting.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Atty. Editha R. Hechanova and Hechanova & Co., Inc. in The Philippines (streetinsider.com)