Desai Neha Reddy has over 5 years of experience as a practicing advocate. She earned her B.Sc. LL.B. (Intellectual Property Rights Hons.) degree ( JD equivalent) in the year 2013 from the National Law University, Jodhpur, India and a Master’s degree (LL.M.) in Law, Science and Technology from Stanford Law School in 2018.
Prior to Stanford, Neha was working in the IP litigation team of a highly reputable firm in India where she handled numerous landmark cases in the High Court of New Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. She has represented several multi-national and national companies in a plethora of advisory as well as litigation matters in diverse fields including intellectual property law, competition law, sports law, media and entertainment law among several others. The cases that she has been involved in saw the Indian judiciary confer the ‘well-known’ status upon color trademarks as well as unregistered trademarks in separate decisions for the first time in history; broaden the scope of ‘territorial jurisdiction’ of Courts in light of the fast expanding e-commerce industry business models; change in the stance of the judiciary from adopting a strict approach to a more lenient approach in interpreting the disclosure requirements of corresponding patent applications filed by applicants in other jurisdictions in the first set of SEP patent infringement cases in India. Neha is the author of several articles which have been published across the world.