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Adheesh Nargolkar

Adheesh Nargolkar

, Mumbai

Partner | Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals


  • L.L.M., University of Mumbai (2006)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law, NMIMS University, Mumbai
  • B.E. (Electronics & Telecom.), University of Pune (2001)

Adheesh Nargolkar is a Partner in the Intellectual Property (IP) team of the Firm. With more than 15 years of experience working in IP boutique firm and full service law firms, Adheesh’s expertise extends to the entire gamut of IP laws which includes prosecution, patent drafting, enforcements, management, contentious matters, advisory and transactions. Being doubly qualified (as an engineer/patent agent and a lawyer), Adheesh plays a pivotal role in the full-service IP practice of the Firm.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Councill of Maharashtra & Goa
  • The Trademark Registry and the Patent Office, India
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

Recognitions and Accomplishments

  • Recognised as a Patent Star in IP Stars rankings
  • Featured in several other rankings such as Legal 500, Leaders League, WTR 1000 and Asia IP

Representative Matters

Adheesh Nargolkar has represented and advised the following clients

Tata Motors Limited

Advised on negotiating and drafting patent assignment and license agreements for acquiring the engine technology using compressed air from a French Company and manufacturing and selling the said engine in India.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. (Otsuka)

Advised on a proposed investment by Otsuka and Mitsui & Co., Limited in Claris Specialty Injectables Limited (JV), a subsidiary of Claris Lifesciences Limited (Claris), to form a 3-way strategic joint venture between Otsuka, Mitsui and Claris.

The Blackstone Group

Advised on private equity investment in India in Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited, a leading generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer, which included conducting a detailed review of the patents of Emcure.

Allecra Therapeutics

Advised on patent issues in a securitisation transaction.

Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited

Advised on technology and patent license agreement on certain chemical products.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited

Advised on the service agreements for contract manufacturing.

Sun Pharmaceuticals

Advised on the peculiar trademark issues arising out of the conflict with competition law in a merger transaction with Ranbaxy.

The Blackstone Group

Advised on acquiring a minority shareholding in NSL Seeds, a company engaged in the business of producing and distributing seeds, which involved conducting intellectual property due diligences.

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Advised on the issue of disparagement and trademark infringement matters.

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