Varun Sharma is an associate partner at the firm. He holds a BTech degree in electronics and communications and a degree in law from Delhi University. In the field of intellectual property rights, his 14 years’ experience includes drafting, filing and prosecuting patent, trade marks, design and copyright applications for various multinational companies. He has appeared before various controllers and examiners of the Indian Patent Offices and attended official hearings/interviews in more than 450 patent matters. Varun was also selected by the Government of India for the training of patent experts (IPPE 2011) conducted by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation and the Japanese Patent Office; subsequently, he underwent training programmes for 21 days in Tokyo, Japan, covering all aspects of patent law such as the drafting, prosecution, enforcement and commercialisation of patents. Apart from his aforementioned practice areas in India, Varun has also worked on the prosecution of various patent applications before the United States Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO).