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Management

Mr. G. S. Davar

Chairman

Mr. G. S. Davar, is the present chairman and son of Late Mr. L. S. Davar founder of L.S. DAVAR & CO., the Oldest and Most Trusted Tier-1 full-service Intellectual Property Law Firm of Indian Origin, which was established Headquartered in Kolkata in the year 1932. Mr. Davar completed his higher studies and holds his specialization in Electrical Engineering from Germany. He worked there for five long years and is well versed in the German language apart from English and his native language Hindi.

He holds considerable experience of over Five decades in industrial property litigation, with a particular focus on patents and trademarks. He is among the great visionaries’ in the field of IP, advises on unfair competition and is presently consulting into the work ethics of the company.

Mr. Davar handled national and cross-border disputes in all types of IP cases, including infringement, invalidity, and preliminary injunction actions. Mr. Davar is known for his great procedural skills and his talent as a patent attorney.

His clients include multinational and national companies active in the food, aeronautics, agricultural, automotive, electronics, mechanical, life sciences, luxury goods, medical-equipment, oil, optics, and telecommunications sectors.

 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Mr. G.S. DAVAR has acted successfully for the world leaders and drafted the first joint venture agreement between the Government of India and Suzuki which was signed in the year 1982. 
  • Mr. Davar was in the BOARD OF DIRECTORS with Many National Companies such as.
  • White Consolidated Industries Inc.
  • Electrolux Kelvinator and was also a Member of  Audit Committee
  • Gujarat Tool room Ltd.
  • Swan (India) Ltd.
  • Titanor Components Limited (De Nora )
  • Polymer Papers
  • Drafted and filed successfully over 5k Patent Applications.
  • Drafted Patent for companies like BHEL, IOC, CCI, NTPC, ESCORTS, DRDO, TATA.
  • Drafted thousands of License Agreements, Assignments and Registered User Agreements.
  • He was an Expert in drafting the Technical Know-how agreements.
  • Acted successfully for a well-known groups in several cases related to Patents and Trademark.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

He is a firm believer of working hard and deliver extraordinary services to all his clients, according to him a happy clientele adds to his professional affiliations. His focus on deep understanding of the IP law and a strong value system set up the foundation of the firm.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Mr. G.S. Davar used to deliver lecturers on IP Law in many universities.

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY

  • The best patent attorney in India.
  • Maintains his reputation as a prominent figure in the European IP market and is particularly highly regarded for his skill in litigation.
  • A gentleman, you learn something new every time he is your opponent in court.
  • Extremely professional but also reactive and easy to hold discussions with.
  • Highly respected in the Indian as well as Global market.
  • A living legend in Indian IP circles of his age.
  • As a true leader, Mr. Davar needs no introduction; with 55 years’ experience, he handled cross-border cases with the utmost artistry.
  • Clearly excellent and highly respected, one of the best Patent attorney around.
  • Extremely well-known, truly reliable. He is one of the top IP practitioner in India and has comprehensive experience in Patent Prosecution.
  • An outstanding orator.
  • An outstanding patent lawyer.

 

Nevertheless, at the age of 84, he is still simple with a down-to-earth personality and as a part of his CSR, Mr. Davar is the President of Bustee Welfare Centre (BWC) and has been actively involved in the mission of the BWC. “Imparting free education to the underprivileged children to make them self-supporting happens to be one of his primary goals". It was his visionary thinking to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate people by creating sustainable opportunities. To realise this goal, BWC introduced for them primary as well as secondary education and a host of other programmes like Adult Literacy, Mother & Child Project and Vocational Training. “Today, they are skilled, ready to face challenges and the part of a better community.”

 

Dr JOSHITA DAVAR KHEMANI

Managing Partner & Principal Attorney at Law

Dr. Joshita Davar Khemani is the managing partner of L S Davar – India’s oldest and vibrant IP Law firm. She has been managing the day to day operations of the firm for the last 30 years. She advises the top notch  IP counsels of fortune 500 companies as well as partners of the foreign law firms on multiple aspects of IP protection in India. She advises select start-ups, writers, artists and performers and helps them protect and commercialize their inventions and creative works. She helps clients maximize business value from their intellectual assets. In addition, she manages more than 200 plus staff including 50 plus patent attorneys, 30 plus trademark attorneys and 15 plus design and copyright attorneys. She makes sure that every IP assignments gets the full attention it deserves. 

Over the years, she has earned the reputation of helping companies move up the IP value chain and gain substantial commercial value from their IP assets. She specializes in mining IP and devising strategies to help clients protect and maximize business benefit. She also specializes in effectively mitigating IP risks and constructively resolving IP disputes. Moreover, she has played an important role in spreading IP awareness and building IP culture among corporates, research groups, academicians and students.

Apart from several other awards, she has been adjudged as one of Top 100 Powerful Women in Law in India and also got Certificate of Excellence in the field of IP from Advisory Excellence, UK . Under her leadership, the firm has got multiple awards like as follows :

 

  1. Top Managing Partners of India by Forbes India with above 10 years-experience.
     
  2. Certificate of Recognition by Hon. Shri Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha for her contribution in the field of IP.
     
  3. She has been recognised as the IP Experts from India by Asia IP.
     
  4. Top 100 Powerful Women in Law.
     
  5. She has been – Ranked under Individuals: Prosecution table in the India chapter by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent 2021 edition.
     
  6. Recognized as The IP Boutique of the Year in the year 2020 by the Asia IP.
     
  7. IP Star - Ranked Firm” consecutively for the years 2018,2019 & 2020 by the renowned IP Stars.
     
  8. Recognized as The Most Trusted IP Law Firm for last three consecutive years i.e. 2018, 2019 & 2020 by The Economic Times (ET).
     
  9. IPR Leadership Award 2020 by NITI Aayog.


She is also a member of CII, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, INTA, AIPPI, APAA, ECTA and AIPLA.

Dr Sourabh Khemani

Principal Group Director

Dr. Sourabh Khemani is the Group Director of L S Davar & Co – India’s oldest (established in 1932), reliable and vibrant tier 1 IP Law firm of the Indian origin.  He is well versed with the IPR Laws and procedures, holds two patents in his name on plastics recycling and was awarded the prestigious Bharat Gaurav Award in 2017. Under his guidance, the firm has advised 1000 plus clients including fortune 500 companies, MSME and tech start-ups not only in IP protection but also IP enforcement and licensing.  Apart from being a part of the top management of most trusted IP firm of India, he has over 40 years of hands-on experience of running industries related to plastic products.  He has successfully carried the legacy of the Khemani family which has the distinction of importing India's first automatic Plastics Injection Moulding Machine in 1937 and laying the foundation for mass production of high quality plastics products in the Indian subcontinent. He is also a mentor for center of excellence (COE) – IOT with Nasscom where he mentoring more than 20 start-ups.

The Indian Plastics Institute conferred the highest award of 'Fellow' (FIPI) on Dr. Khemani in 2010 in recognition of the extensive work done by him for the Institute and the Plastics Industry as a whole. Additionally, he is an Advisor to the Department of MSME&T, Government of West Bengal, and a member of the Think Tank Group to the Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia.

He was conferred with a Doctorate Degree (PhD.) in Philosophy (Oriental Learning) from the Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage (Open University) by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industries, Govt. of India in 2016 at New Delhi and a Higher Doctorate (D.Litt.) in 2018.

He is an accomplished Application Polymer Engineer. He is also a highly skilled expert in the processing of polymers using various processes and is known for his execution skills, financial expertise, people management capabilities. He has also received training from global giants like DuPont (USA), and ICI (UK). He has always demonstrated rapid learning capabilities and adoption of innovative techniques and has a deep understanding of multi-layered and cross-layered project monitoring for seamless integration of services.

He is also a philanthropist and a committed social worker. He devotes plenty of his time and effort to the upliftment of the underprivileged section of society. Additionally, he is the honorary Treasurer and Advisor in Chief of The Bustee Welfare Centre and an active member of The Rotary Community Corps Committee of Rotary International. Apart from being a Patriot and a Nationalist, he is quite popular amongst his friends for his extensive knowledge, quick wit and pleasing outgoing personality.