Ankush Bedi
Attorney | Indian Patent Agent
Prior to founding InventIP Legal Services LLP, Ankush worked as a Senior manager for CPA Global, India. At CPA, apart from managing in-house IP portfolio and client engagement, he was responsible for training and mentoring a team of lawyers and engineers tasked to research IP law across the globe to optimize a suite of docketing and renewal management software. Prior to joining CPA global, he headed the patent drafting and prosecution team at IPpro, India (Patent outsourcing affiliate of Nishith Desai Associates) and was instrumental in creating an expert team of patent engineers from ground up. Ankush has handled clients (some of these being Fortune 500 companies) from across borders such as US, EU, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, and India.

In December 2016, he co-founded InventIP Legal Services LLP after dropping out from an LLM course at the University of California, Berkley. By now, he has successfully served numerous MNCs, foreign law firms, start-ups, individual inventors, universities, and NGOs.

Ankush is a health-conscious person who loves music, indulging in friendly banter, and adventure activities. In the office, you will either find him sharing a laugh with his team or glued to his laptop wearing his headphones. When he is not working, he can be found at a gym or trekking in the mountains.

  • Diverse technology areas that include telecommunication, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, battery technology, business methods, and autonomous and electric vehicles
  • Participating in ideation sessions with inventors from an IP perspective and harvesting inventive ideas
  • Assisting clients in ascertaining patentability of invention disclosures and further advising them on patentable differentiators based on patentability assessment
  • Drafting exhaustive and inclusive patent applications with focus on streamlined prosecution across jurisdictions
  • Devising Global IP filing strategy
  • Strategic prosecution tailored to clients' business and financial goals. Such strategic prosecution being furthered using historic and statistical data of relevant patent office
  • Advising clients on IP asset management strategies, patent appeals, oppositions, and other legal opinion work
  • Identifying IP monetization and acquisition opportunities using an amalgamation of offensive and defensive IP strategies
  • Bachelor of Law, Delhi University, India.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.
  • Certificate Course in European Claim Drafting and Prosecution, Delta Patents, Netherlands.
  • Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop conducted by Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
Contributions and Publications
  • Conducted a Webinar for FICCI on "Basics of Intellectual Property"
  • Conducted a Q&A Session on Intellectual Property for "Lawyered" (an online legal advisory portal)
  • Conducted IP Workshops across premium institutes and organizations (IIT Roorkee, E&Y, etc.)
  • Wrote an article on "Importance of a Company's IP During Valuation and Funding," published on "Lawyered".
  • Wrote an article on "The protection and utilization of public funded intellectual property bill," titled: "INDIA'S BAYH DOLE ACT," which was published in (a magazine under United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)
Awards & Recognitions
  • Ankush Bedi have been recognized under "Top Individual Lawyers" by Forbes Legal Power lists 2022.
  • Ankush Bedi has been recognized as "Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers in India" for 2023 & 2022 by Asian Legal Business.
  • Ankush Bedi is recognized as "Rising Star, 2022" by Asian Legal Business.
  • Ankush Bedi has been quoted by Asian Legal Business India in its May-June 2022 issue.
  • Ankush Bedi, got mentioned in the "Prior Artists Awards" list in the PEERTOPATENT initiative by the USPTO.