About Swathi Sukumar

Swathi Sukumar is a litigator with 15 years of specialised experience in intellectual property disputes. She regularly represents clients before various courts in India. She is a member of Hogarth Chambers, London, which is a leading set of barristers in the UK specialising in intellectual property disputes, as a foreign lawyer. Swathi has been counsel in several landmark intellectual property disputes, including in the last year, where she represented an innovator company in a multi-jurisdictional trade secrecy case against a global pharmaceutical major. She has also been counsel in the first case in India involving the exclusion of plants and life forms from patentability, and in the first case in India involving infringement of standard-essential patents.


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