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De Penning & De Penning

Asia-Pacific 2023
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Firm Overview

De Penning & De Penning is one of India’s leading intellectual property firms, having been involved in the protection and management of intellectual property assets in the region since its inception.The firms’ history is indelibly linked with the field, having filed the country’s first exclusive privilege application way back in 1856, and we continue to be at the forefront of the field today, guiding and supporting clients from all over the world with their intellectual property protection needs in India and around the region.

Innovation, integrity, and ethics are at the heart of what De Penning & De Penning has stood for over the last 167 years.With the enormous economic growth India has witnessed in the last 25 years, and the consequent surge in IP protection required, the firm has led the way, allowing us to provide client centric solutions to our global portfolio of clients.

Firm Details

The Firm is professionally managed by a board for governance, practice heads and a team of highly qualified professionals in finance, client management, internal audit, IT and administration.A nationwide presence, and in-depth specialist knowledge in all areas of IP protection are backed up with a proprietary IP workflow management system, incorporating class leading security, disaster recovery, and continuity protocols ensuring that De Penning & De Penning can fully safeguard the valuable IP assets entrusted to it.

Our investment in high-end IT infrastructure coupled with robust cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity protocols was instrumental in the effective functioning of the organisation during the recent pandemic.

De Penning & De Penningholds internationally recognised ISO 27001 certification for security, confidentiality, and continuity systems, which is externally audited annually ensuring our clients have the utmost confidence in this vital area.

Main Areas of Practice

An established leader in patent prosecution, with over 10% of the total annual filings nationally, and a grant success rate of over 99%, the firm currently employs over 200 people, including over 75 attorneys. Our specialists service a diverse portfolio of clients across the globe in all technical fields including mechanical, automotive, electrical, electronics & telecommunication, computer technology & software, physics, metallurgy, general engineering, chemistry & chemical sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, plant variety protection and life sciences to name a few. Our team of over 20 Attorneys at law are specialists in trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, media and entertainment law, domain names, IP transactions, and enforcement.

RP Bhattacharya – Practice Head - Designs & Chemical Patents

Solomon DJ – Practice Head - Patent - Electronics, Telecom, Energy & Software

Malavika TV – Practice Head - Trademark, Copyright & Litigation

Anand Barnabas – Practice Head - Patent - Mechanical & Automotive

As a result of India’s unprecedented economic growth and in line with changing trends in the field, De Penning & De Penning has embraced a corporate structure allowing our professionals and technical specialists to focus freely on the protection of our clients’ IP assets. This improved methodology coupled with prudent financial control and strategic investments in IT and other areas affords us the ability to offer fixed fee billing for the vast majority of clients’ needs, ensuring effective planning of IP protection budgets.

Having done so for many years, we continue to offer training programmes to our clients, keeping them fully briefed on all matters relating to intellectual property protection in India, as well as in-depth analysis of the IP environment specific to their fields and brands.This has become a hallmark of our global customer service offering and a true value add to all our clients and associates globally.


De Penning & De Penning has recently opened its fifth office in Bangalore to support its growing clientele in India ‘s IT hub.Coupled with our presence in Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, and strategic partnerships in regional jurisdictions, the firm is ideally placed to ensure the most comprehensive service available to all our clients, both in India and from around the world.


120 Velachery Main Road, Guindy, Chennai 600 032, Tamil Nadu, India.

P: +91 44 4221 3444


10, Government Place East Kolkata 700 069, India.

P: +91 33 2248 3924


2B, Ground Flr, Solitaire Plaza, M G Road, Gurgaon 122 002, National Capital Region, India.

P: +91 124 406 1859


Alaknanda Building 16, Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai 400 036, India.

P: +91 22 4220 8383


3B 110, WeWork Galaxy,

43 Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar

Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560 025, India

P: +91 9150292228

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De Penning & De Penning rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
Intellectual Property
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
Band 3
DJ Solomon
Head of Intellectual Property
Band 3