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The force behind germination and growth of Patent Jurisprudence in India from a state of near dormancy, Archana Shanker is a senior partner at Anand and Anand where she leads its patent and design practice. She is a part of the advisory board for IAM’s first ever Women in Patents event.

Behind her is dedicated practice of 29 years in prosecution, litigation and opposition across industries. Drawing on her experience, she has penned the Halsbury's Laws of India chapter on patent besides being a contributor to several international publications.

She is the first woman president of FICPI- India Section; VP, North India for Licensing Executives Society International & member of various international bodies like APAA and the AIPPI.

Some of her recent awards and accolades include:

Women in Business Law -2016-2020 (Expert Guides)

Recommended Individual – 2015 – 2020 (IAM 1000)

Recommended Individual 2020 (IAM 300)

Top 250 Women IP Professionals, 2016 – 2020 (MIP)

IP Star (patents), 2015 – 2020 (MIP)

Spotlight for Life Sciences, India -2016 – 2020(Chambers and Partners)

Recognized for Patents and Life Sciences – 2015 – 2020 (WWL)

Asia Women in Business Law Award for 2019 - Euromoney

Top 100 Powerful Women in Law,