Garima Sahney

Garima Sahney leads the patent prosecution and analytics practice of the firm and plays a pivotal role in patent litigation matters. She obtained a post-graduation degree in Biotechnology in 2005 and is a registered Indian patent agent and a patent attorney in India. With over a decade of experience in the patent industry, Garima has dealt extensively with patent drafting, filing, prosecution, prior art searches, landscapes, claim mappings, due diligence, validity assessments and is actively engaged in conducting in-house training sessions.

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 R. Hechanova 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. Recognized 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).

Atty. Hechanova is also the Managing Partner of Hechanova-Bugay-Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio, specializing 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.

She 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, she 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 organizations such as INTA, MARQUES, FICPI, ECTA, AIPLA and LES as well as local organizations 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. specializes 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.