Late Mr. G. S. Davar

Former Chairman

Late Mr. G. S. Davar was the former chairman and son of the 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 and Headquartered in Kolkata in the year 1932. Late Mr. Davar completed his higher studies and specialized in Electrical Engineering from Germany. He worked there for five long years and was well versed in the German language apart from English and his native language Hindi.

He experienced over Five decades in industrial property litigation, with a particular focus on patents and trademarks. He was among the great visionaries in the field of IP and advises on unfair competition.

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

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



  • Late Mr. G.S. DAVAR 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. 
  • Late Mr. Davar was on 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 Technical Know-how agreements.
  • Acted successfully for well-known groups in several cases related to Patents and Trademarks.




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



Late Mr. G.S. Davar used to deliver lectures on IP Law at many universities.



  • 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, the Late Mr. Davar needs no introduction; with 55 years of experience, he handled cross-border cases with the utmost artistry.
  • Clearly excellent and highly respected, one of the best Patent attorneys around.
  • Extremely well-known, truly reliable. He was one of the top IP practitioners in India and has comprehensive experience in Patent Prosecution.
  • An outstanding orator.
  • An outstanding patent lawyers.


Nevertheless, at the age of 85, he left for his heavenly abode in October 2022. He was simple with a down-to-earth personality and as a part of his CSR, Late Mr. Davar was the former President of Bustee Welfare Centre (BWC) and was 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 realize this goal, BWC introduced them to primary as well as secondary education and a host of other programs like Adult Literacy, Mother & Child Project and Vocational Training. “Today, they are skilled, ready to face challenges and part of a better community.”



Managing Partner & Principal Attorney at Law

Dr. Joshita Davar Khemani leads one of India’s oldest and largest IP law firms established in 1932. She is a celebrated thought leader in IP for more than 20 years. She has the distinction of advising clients on complex IP issues, particularly trademark laws. She also advises concerned government departments on patent, trademark and copyright policies. She is also known for her advocacy work through courts to assist in the evolvement of IP jurisprudence in India.

She regularly participates in top IP conferences and workshops around the world. She also writes regularly on a myriad of topics related to IP laws in India with a special focus on aligning the Indian IP practice with global standards. Given her expertise and experience, she has been regularly requested to comment and contribute to contemporary issues.

Under her leadership, L S Davar & Co. has become one of the leading IP firms in India with over 120 professionals. Lately, to meet client demands and cater to the wider needs of the clients, she has been relentlessly working towards adding new practice areas to the firm. Her vision and mission are to provide quality and affordable services across fora including but not limited to Intellectual Property, Arbitration, Data protection and privacy, Cyber laws, and corporate advisory.

Her social advocacy involves imparting free food, education, uniform, and healthcare to over 500 underprivileged children as the President of Bustee Welfare Centre (BWC) which is recognized by the government of West Bengal, India.


Awards and Recognitions:

  1. Among the Top Managing Partners of India for the second consecutive year by Forbes India.
  2. Certificate of Recognition by Hon. Shri Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha for her contribution to the field of IP.
  3. Among the top IP Expert from India by Asia IP.
  4. Top 100 Powerful Women in Law.
  5. Ranked under the Individuals: Prosecution table in the India chapter by IAM Patent 1000.
  6. 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.
  8. Recognized as The Most Trusted IP Law Firm consecutively for 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 by The Economic Times (ET).
  9. IPR Leadership Award 2020 by NITI Aayog.


Professional Membership(s):

  1. Bar Council of Delhi
  2. Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  3. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  4. International Trademark Association (INTA)
  5. International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  6. American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  7. International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  8. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
  9. German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

Dr. Sourabh Khemani

Principal Group Director

Dr. Sourabh Khemani is the Group Director of L. S. Davar & Co. – India’s oldest (established in 1932), largest and most trusted tier 1 IP Law firm of 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, MSMEs and tech start-ups not only in IP protection but also in IP enforcement and licensing.  Apart from being a part of the top management of the most trusted IP firm in India, he has over 40 years of hands-on experience in running industries related to plastic products.  He has successfully carried the legacy of the 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 the centre of excellence (COE) – IOT with NASSCOM where he mentored 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, and 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.