Date: 18th March
Name: Krishna Grandhi
Organization: Grandhi Law Chambers
Topic: Introduction of IPR with focus on businesses
Krishna Grandhi is the founder of Grandhi Law Chambers (GLC), a multi-disciplinary law firm in Hyderabad, India. He is an Attorney-at-Law registered to practice before the Supreme Court of Ohio, and a Patent and Trademark Attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
He is also dual qualified to practice as an Advocate before the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, and as a Trademark Attorney before the Indian Trademark Office. Krishna is uniquely positioned in the Indian legal market, as one of the select few U.S. Patent Attorneys who live and work out of India, who are also dual-qualified as Indian lawyers.
In his practice at GLC, Krishna is probably best known as an outside general counsel to organizations of all sizes, from startups to multi-national companies. As a litigator, he specializes in corporate commercial litigation, media & entertainment litigation, white-collar defense and Intellectual Property (IP), with experience in handling contentious IP issues that involve cross-border IP litigation. As part of his transactional practice, Krishna has drafted a wide-variety of patent applications in cutting-edge technologies, negotiated complex technology agreements, counseled on IP commercialization activities, undertook IP due diligence in M&A deals, provided IP opinions, and helped companies generate and sustain worldwide legal strategy.
In addition to his legal practice, Krishna serves as a Mentor in Virtual Residence at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, USA, to help mentor startup companies with legal issues. Grandhi Law Chambers is one of the three law firm partners for Hyderabad-based T-Hub, which is India's largest incubator for startups and a unique public/private partnership between the state government, 3 of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR), and key private sector leaders.
Krishna received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from Cleveland State University, Doctor of Jurisprudence (Law) from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
In 2016, Krishna has been recognized as one of “40 under 40” Law Firm Rising Stars in India, at the LegalEra Gen Next Awards in Mumbai.