We are delighted to present you with the launch edition of The Women’s IP World Annual 2019/2020, celebrating women at all levels working in IP Law and Innovation. From the very beginning, the response and feedback we had was amazing, and we would like to thank all of the incredible women involved. Our aim was to celebrate a group of diverse women, from all over the globe, showcasing their achievements and also their personalities to inspire and inform. We have taken an unbiased approach and kept the articles & profiles as authentic as possible, to keep the author's own personal style. This has resulted in a cocktail of inspirational women coming together to share thoughts, ideas, and experience positively. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.
INDIA Name: Manisha Singh Law firm name: LexOrbis Country: India Position: Co-Founder & Partner Website: www.lexorbis.com Manisha Singh is Co-Founder and Partner at LexOrbis, India’s premier Intellectual Property Firm, providing end-to-end IP services and solutions starting from ideation to monetisation including, procurement, protection, maintenance and enforcement of all forms of IP rights and assets and other legal services. She has been advising and handling dispute resolutions for a wide range of clients including global technology, pharmaceutical companies, public sector enterprises, Government of India and Department of Non-Banking Companies, to name a few. She regularly represents clients as their litigating counsel at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and has over 20 years of litigation experience practicing at all forums including at the Supreme Court of India, High Court, District Courts and other Tribunals. Manisha studied law from one of India’s premier law schools, The Law Faculty of Delhi University, after completing her Master’s degree in Economics from Patna University. Manisha is ranked amongst the top and leading lawyers in IP and dispute resolution segments of Indian legal practice by leading law journals and publications. She is known as one of the prominent thought leaders in these segments and liked for providing proactive, out of the box, business-oriented counseling, and representation. She founded LexOrbis in 1997 with a set of like-minded lawyers to bring an international perspective to the Indian intellectual property right laws, that were in the process of being integrated with the International IP systems post-signing by India of TRIPS Agreement in 1995. She worked closely with the policymakers, judiciary, and other stakeholders to establish a robust and level playing IP regime in India, and she continues to work on critical and high-stake policyrelated cases. Her in-depth understanding and knowledge of all the aspects of IPR is reflected in her prolific academic and research-based writing in renowned publications worldwide and she has been routinely invited to author articles and commentaries on contemporary IP policies and issues by national and international publications including Managing IP, World Intellectual Property Review, Indian Business Law Journal, IP Frontline, Marques, Mondaq, Asialaw, etc. Manisha is member of many significant IP forums and professional bodies in India and abroad, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and Pharmaceuticals Trade Marks Group (PTMG). Manisha has been widely recognised for her work in the IP space by various national/ international associations. Some of her latest accolades include her recognition for Patent prosecution work by the IAM Patent 1000, 2019; IP Strategist by IAM 300, 2019; Managing Intellectual Property, 2019, recognising as an IP Star; IP Star Women of the Year, 2019 by Legal Media Group; 2019 GIPC- Award for Excellence for invaluable services in the field of IP; Recognised amongst India’s Top 100 Lawyers, The A-List by India Business Law Journal; Recognised as Leading Lawyer for IP by Asialaw 2018; Managing Intellectual Property, 2018, recognising as an IP Star for Litigation and Strategy & Counselling. 28 29