Meet the Team

Ajinkya Unde / B.A., LL.B.

Mr. Ajinkya Unde has pursued his degree in Law from Savatribai Phule Pune University in 2012. His areas of practice include criminal complaints, criminal litigation, commercial litigations, criminal proceedings in trademarks and copyrights infringement, consumer laws etc. He has represented clients in the courts of Maharashtra and Gujarat States in India. Ajinkya consults clients in the respect of injunction, infringements, commercial arbitration, immovable property matters. Mr. Ajinkya Unde is advisor to a number of individual, business owners of mid-size companies.

Anand Mahurkar / B.E. (Mech Engg.), M.E. (Manufacturing Systems), PG Diploma in Cyber Laws Registered Patent Agent (India), LL.B.

Anand Mahurkar is founder of AM Legal Associates. is a practicing lawyer who is an Engineer by his qualification. He pursued his Masters Degree from BITS, Pilani. He pursued his law degree from Savitribai Phule University of Pune. He is a registered Patent Agent of the Indian Patent Office and member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. He has overall experience of 17 years in industry, academic and legal domain. He was been working in Intellectual Property law domain for last 16 plus years. His practice area includes patent prosecution and litigation, commercial laws, cyber laws. He is one of very few practitioners who is actively involved in prosecution and litigation of IP, Cyber, and Commercial Laws. He has been instrumental in building IP portfolios of many companies.

He works on the technology relating to mechanical, mechatronics, automation, robotics, medical devices, jewellery etc. He has experience of representing clients in more than 50 countries. He has been on advisory board of a number of Start-ups, SMEs, Colleges and Universities. He has conducted 100s of talks, workshops and lectures on IP, Patents, Legal aspects of business, Social Media and Cyber Safety, IP Infringements etc. He has been a resource person of several national level seminars, conferences. His is passionate train and add more and more individuals in the IP fraternity. He is a trainer at the RGNIIPM which is the IP Training institute of the Indian Patent Office.

Ashwini Pawar / M.Sc., Registered Patent Agent

Ms. Ashwini Pawar is a registered Patent Attorney of the Patent Office of the Govt of India. Her technical areas of specialisation is Biotechnology. She pursued her Masters Degree in Biotech Sciences from the Raipur University (India) in year 2012, and then she worked in the life sciences industry for a year. After that she pursued career in Intellectual Property laws as a Patent Attorney. She has been working in the field of life sciences and biotechnology for more than 6 years. Ashwini is involved in the assignments like Prior Art Search, Patentability Search, Freedom to Operate Search, Invalidity Search, Patent Landscaping. She is also involved in patent application drafting, patent prosecution , PCT and prosecution. Ms. Ashwini Pawar experience of working on Non-Patent literature databases like Google Scholar, PubMed, Medline, ScienceDirect and ISI Web of knowledge and Products database Mintel GNPD.

Atul Bhujbal / B.Com., LL.B.

Mr. Atul Bhujbal is a practicing lawyer having more than 9 years experience in the field of commercial laws, corporate laws, company laws and IP Laws. Mr. Bhujbal has been instrumental in joint ventures, acquisition agreements, technology commercialisation of corporates and small/medium scale industries in India and abroad. He advises on various aspects of law including corporate restructuring, company laws, employee violations etc. He is actively involved in the commercial litigations, company disputes, share purchase agreements and share holder’s agreement. He appears in various courts and tribunals on behalf of clients.

Chhaya Satpute / M.Sc. (Physics), IP Counselor

Ms. Chaaya Satpute has overall experience of 40 years in various disciplines of IP Laws. She holds a Masters Degree (Physics) from the Nagpur University, Nagpur. She heads the Nagpur office of AM Legal. She is advisor of several SMEs, Academic Institutes and individual innovators. She has been involved in IP trainings, patent drafting, IP audits, IP portfolio management. She is one of the privileged persons in the IP fraternity of India who contributed to the development and building of IP oriented technological development of India. She advises on IP Portfolio management, IP Audits, Commercialisation of intellectual property, IP infringement and enforcement of IP. She advises clients regarding patentability of inventios, India and PCT patent prosecution.

Mayuri More / B.E., M.E., Regd. Patent Agent (India)

Ms. Mayrui More is a Registered Patent Attorney of the Patent Office of the Govt of India. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology and Masters of Engineering in Computer Sciences in 2012. She has overall experience of 6 years in academics and patent analytics, patent prosecution in the space of Intellectual Property Laws. She started her career in academics and then established herself as a patent practitioner. She works on inventions related to information technology, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, jewelry etc. She has worked on projects relating to technology landscape analysis, patent trends and technology analysis, patent landscaping etc. She has experience of working on projects relating to Prior art search, FTO search, Patentability search, Assignee search and Design search, patentability opinion, claims mapping and analysis. She does prosecution of patents including drafting patent applications, patent hearings, and PCT prosecution.

Omkar Mhaskar / B.S.L., LL.B., LL.M.

Mr. Omkar Mhaskar is a practicing lawyer registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. He is having experience of working in the field of trademark, copyrights prosecution and litigation. He practices in commercial contracts, drafting legal notices, infringement of trademarks, copyrights and designs. He appears in the district courts and in the hearings of the Registrar of Trademarks. He also works over consultation and drafting of IP licensing, assignments etc. He is involved in the brands and trademark vigilance, renewals, transfer of rights and enforcement.

Pradip Nalawade / B.A., LL.M

Mr. Pradip Nalawade has pursued his Masters degree in Law from Savatribai Phule Pune University in 2012. His areas of practice include commercial litigations, motions, patent litigation, trademark litigations, criminal proceedings in Copyrights infringement, consumer laws, corporate litigations. He has appeared in more than 25 courts in India. Pradip consults clients in the matters of injunction, infringements, enforcement, electronic contracts. He advises clients in respect of enforcement of commercial contracts, corporate disputes, recovery matters and matters related to dishonour of cheques.

Rohan Keskar / B.E., Regd. Patent Agent

Mr. Rohan Keskar is an engineering graduate and registered patent attorney of the Patent office of the Govt of India. Rohan started his career from IT industry and then established himself as a patent attorney. He has experience of more than four years in Information Technology domain and patent prosecution. He works on inventions related to mechanical engineering, mechatronics, information technology, and computer sciences. He is expert in Prior Art Searches, Patent Drafting, Drafting Response to FER, Filing National Phase Applications, Filing PCT applications.

Sarika Mahurkar, IP Analyst / M.Sc., LL.B.

Sarika Mahurkar is a practicing lawyer and has perused her law degree from the Savitribai Phule University of Pune, Pune. She has experience of more that thirteen years in information technology. She joined legal industry because of her rising interest in techno-legal areas of law like intellectual property, technology transactions, cyber laws while working in the information technology domain. She is involved in patent analysis, patent prosecution and trademarks prosecution. She has been involved as a legal advisor in commercial disputes and litigations of clients of AM Legal Associates.

Selwyn Dcosta / BLS, LL.B., LL.M.

Mr. Selwyn Dcosta is a practicing lawyer registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. He holds Masters Degree in law, and currently pursuing Ph. D. in the digital copyrights domain. He is having experience of trademark, copyrights prosecution and litigation of more than eight years. He practices commercial contracts, enforcement, arbitrations etc. His areas of practice include commercial laws, IP laws including trademarks and digital copyrights. He has been actively involved in licensing, assignment and enforcement of IP. He appears in the trademark and copyrights office for hearings and oppositions matters of small business houses and corporatesTechnical Expert Panel.

Siddhesh Mahurkar / B.S.L., LL.B., Diploma in IPR and Cyber Laws

Mr. Siddhesh Mahurkar has pursued his degree in Law and diploma in IPR and Cyber Law from the Savatribai Phule Pune University, Pune. He has expertise in legal drafting and legal consultancy in drafting, conveyancing and commercial laws. His areas of practice include criminal complaints, civil litigations, commercial laws, consumer laws, conveyancing etc. He has represented clients in the various courts of Maharashtra. He advises various banks regarding commercial litigations and recovery matters. He advises clients in respect of commercial contracts, corporate disputes, recovery matters, and matters related to dishonouring of bank cheques.

Ms. Vinaya Sheth / M.Sc., Patent Attorney

Ms. Vinaya Sheth did her bachelors in Electronics and Masters in Instrumentation Science. She has worked in research and development as well as academics for more than 15 years. She has been working in IP industry for last 5 plus years. She works on inventions related to electronics engg., mechatronics, instrumentation engg., biological instrumentation, and computer sciences. She is expert in Prior Art Searches, Patent Drafting, Drafting Response to FER, and patent prosecution.

Vedant Bhadane / B.E. (Mechanical Engg.), IP Analyst

Mr. Vedant Bhadane after completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering started his career with AM Legal Associates. He is passionate about IP. His practice areas include patent searches, design searches, patent drafting and design prosecution. His domains of practice include mechanical engineering, production, tool engineering etc. He consults relating to the prosecution of design registration and patent registration to clients in India and abroad.

Dr. Ravindra Purohit / Ph.D., Technology Advisor

Dr. Ravindra Purohit is a pharma professional with a post graduate and doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is the member of the board of technology advisors of AM Legal Associates. He is having rich experience in the field of development of OINDP (Orally Inhaled and Nasal Drug Products). He has 31 years of work experience in employment and as a consultant that includes various reputed pharmaceutical companies like Lupin Ltd., Cadila Healthcare Ltd., (Zydus group), Micro Labs Ltd., Midas Care Pharmaceuticals Ltd, in India. He has contributed in success of many pharmaceutical industries across the globe. He was first amongst the few scientists from India to have filed Nasal Spray products from India and get the product registration in USA. He has to his credit development of a no. of pMDI, DPI and Nasal Spray products for different markets including US and Europe. His intellectual inputs to the pharma industry can be gauged from the fact that he has not only developed numerous generic products but also instrumental in developing some novel formulations. He has 5 national and International (PCT) patents and numerous high impact factor publications to his credit. At AM Legal, expertise of Dr. Purohit are available on inventions relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, drug development etc.

Akshay Purohit / M.Sc., Patent Analyst

Mr. Akshay Purohit is an Organic Chemist and a patent analyst. He has been actively involved in the domain of patent analytics with an experience of more than three years. His technical areas of specialization are Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals. He completed his Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry from Savitribai Phule Pune University (India) in the year 2017. He has research experience in the areas of polymer and chemical industry. Akshay also has a research paper published in the International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR) with research work in the area of organometallic chemistry. He is pursuing his career in Intellectual Property Laws as a Patent Consultant and has work experience of more than 3 years. He is involved in assignments like Prior Art Search, Patentability Search, Freedom to Operate Search, Patent Landscaping and Techno Commercial Evaluation projects. He is also involved in patent application drafting, patent prosecution, PCT and prosecution.

Ms. Komal Bobade / BSL, LLB, LLM

Ms. Komal Bobade is a practicing lawyer registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She is having experience of working in the field of trademark and copyrights prosecution. Her practice areas are infringement of trademarks, and copyrights. She appears in the district courts in Pune and Mumbai and in the hearings of the Registrar of Trademarks. she is involved in the trademark vigilance and enforcement.