Mr. Anand Barnabas is a Senior Patent Attorney and has been with De Penning & De Penning for more than 19 years. By qualification, Anand is a Mechanical Engineer. While seeking to obtain his Master’s degree in Design & Mechanics, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering of the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA, where he researched in the field of nanotribology specifically in fatigue life prediction, and thermal and tribological effects of metallic nano-structures. Prior to joining De Penning & De Penning in 2004, he worked in the manufacturing sector and has hands on experience in production technology.
Anand is currently the Practice Head, Patent (Mechanical & Automotive division) at De Penning & De Penning. He has a rich experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, especially in the fields of mechanical engineering, automobile engineering, control systems, tire manufacturing machinery, wind turbine technology, textile machinery, optical films, optical connectors, nanotechnology, material science, consumer products, and other related fields of science. Anand has prosecuted more than 4000 patent applications and advises a wide range of clients – from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies – representing them in numerous proceedings, including opposition and revocation proceedings, before the Indian Patent Office and the erstwhile Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). He is also well versed in the prosecution processes of major foreign countries and has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting applications for multinational companies in USA, Europe, and Japan. In addition, he has experience in assisting companies with freedom-to-operate analyses, patentability analyses, novelty searches, and due diligence. He also directly supervises and mentors a vibrant team of Patent Attorneys in drafting, prosecution, opposition and revocation matters.
Anand has also conducted numerous IP seminars and workshops. His audiences have been diverse – from university students in premium technical universities, to senior management in many leading companies in India and abroad.