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Mr. Himanshu Kane, Managing Partner, W.S. Kane & Co., heads the IP Law and Dispute Resolution practices. Mr. Kane has been practicing as an Advocate, Trademark and Patent Attorney since 1973, and as a Solicitor since 1975.


He appears as an arguing Counsel in IP matters before various courts including District Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India and also various tribunals including Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), Copyright Board, Registrar of Trademarks and Controller of Patents and Designs. He has conducted several important cases relating to IP, some of which have been reported in various legal reports.


Mr. Kane was also deputed by the WIPO and Government of India to U.K. Patent Office and EEC Patent Office at Vienna, to conduct a study of Patent Information System as a member of the advisory committee, constituted by the Government of India.


Mr. Kane was a panellist at Bio 2006 Convention at Chicago, U.S.A, for the discussion on “Does US Patent Jurisprudence Force Outsourcing of Early-Stage Drug Research to Non-US Locations?” He was also examined as an expert witness on Indian Patent Law in a dispute initiated against a leading Indian Software Company in the District Court of Texas, U.S.A.


Mr. Kane is the Ex-President of the IPLPA and is regularly invited by public and private bodies to deliver lectures on various topics on IP Law.


Mr. Kane was quoted in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 “as a well-known lawyer" in the IP space according to market commentators. He has extensive experience handling trademark and copyright litigations. Sources confirm, "He is active in IP litigation, particularly in trademarks.” Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 quoted, “Himanshu Kane is one of the finest IP strategists on the market." World Trademark Review 2020 quoted, “W.S. Kane makes light of complex IP litigation cases under the strong guidance of star litigator Himanshu Kane. Propelled to the top of the enforcement and litigation table by overwhelmingly positive feedback, Mr. Kane is a common sight in the Bombay High Court and “very well respected in Mumbai circles.”

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