Dev Robinson is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and leads the Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice with patent prosecution remaining as his mainstay.
Dev represents international and domestic clients in a host of IP matters involving trademarks, trade dress, names, goodwill, copyright, designs, Internet and technology, strategic counseling and advice, and transactions involving commercial exploitation of intellectual property.
Dev’s adversarial practice extends to the fields of telecommunications, electronics, software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, atomic energy, designs and trade secrets.
Dev advises a number of clients on and licensing issues and every stage in the patent lifecycle. With over twenty years of wide experience in the field of patents, Dev has assisted many clients in formulating their patent strategy internally and in response to portfolios of competitors; conducting searches for prior art, and drafting and prosecution largely in India but also in other jurisdictions such as the U.S. and Japan.
Chambers and Partners (Asia Pacific) Guide for 2020 cites – Dev Robinson continues to be a sought-after practitioner, with expertise in patent and trade mark prosecutions, as well as related litigations. One client remarks: “Dev is extremely knowledgeable. In terms of knowledge level, competency and quality of work, he is very good.” He has also been recognised by Businessworld Magazine as “one of the Legal Hotshots who are dominating the booming Intellectual Property Rights arena”. IAM 1000, World’s Leading Patent Practitioners has cited Dev Robinson as a recommended expert. Asia IP identified Dev Robinson as one of the 50 key patent experts every patent owner active in Asia should know about (2014).
Dev regularly comments and contributes articles and features on the Patent Practice in leading magazines such as Managing IP, PLC Data Protection Handbook, Indian Business Law Journal etc.
Dev is a Science graduate and holds Bachelors in Legislative Law (LLB) from the prestigious Campus Law Centre in Delhi University. Before joining the Firm in 2002, he was working with Remfry and Sagar.
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Leading Patent Lawyer by Chambers & Partners, 2011-20
Distinguished Practitioner for Intellectual Property by Asialaw Profiles, 2020-21
Leading Lawyer for Intellectual Property by Asialaw Profiles, 2016-19
Trademark Star – India by Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars, 2019-20
IP Expert by Asia IP Law, 2019
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