Archana Shanker
Archana ShankerSenior Partner & Head of Department - Patents and Designs,
Anand and Anand

Archana Shanker, Senior Partner at Anand and Anand, heads the firm's Patent and Design practice. She has over 25 years of experience in patent prosecution, strategy, and design across all technical domains. She has been ranked by top publications as one of the Most Powerful Women in Law, one of the Top Women IP Practitioners, Experts Guide-Woman in Business Law, to name a few and has several commendations to her name that vouch for her expertise.

Archana's comprehensive repertoire enables her to represent clients across all industries to advise on protection and prosecution across a number of business sectors. She has been involved in advising clients on patent strategies and regulatory affairs across disparate geographies ranging from India to USA, Europe, Japan, and other key jurisdictions and has led to wins that are noteworthy in the history of Indian jurisdiction. Her unique and innovative approach has led to her clients winning important claims of significant commercial value in the areas of Software, Mechanics, Electronics, Automobile, Life Sciences, Biodiversity, and many other dominant business sectors.

Archana is an active contributing member of various international bodies, such as the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), and Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI). She has been elected the Vice President of FICPI, India, and is also the Vice President – North India at LES India. Archana regularly advises the government on Intellectual Property matters.

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