Practice Areas

Intellectual Property – Patents and Designs


LL.M, University of Illinois College of Law, U.S.A with Concentration in IPR (2016)

LL.B, University of Mumbai (2014)

Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law (2011)

Bachelor of Engineering, Telecommunications, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru (2009)


Registered Indian Patent Attorney

Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Chinthan Japhet

Partner, Bengaluru

Chinthan specialises in patents and designs. His domain includes telecommunications, electronics, mechanical, and software. Prior to joining K Law, Chinthan was a Patent Consultant Lawyer with AMD Law Group (USA), an Associate with Krishna and Saurastri Associates and Product Testing Engineer with Invendis Technologies.

He has prepared briefs and argued before the Indian Patent Office, drafted patent applications and responded to office actions (in India, USA, Europe, China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, etc.), conducted prior art, infringement, invalidity, patent landscape, due-diligence, freedom to operate searches and prepared opinions regarding the same, and also prepared and filed revocations, pre-grant and post-grant oppositions and assisted senior counsels with infringement analysis for numerous clients. He has also managed patent portfolios of small and large technology companies.

He has also advised clients on IP-related matters in complex mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions.

Features and Publications

Article on “Software Patents – An Indian Perspective” published in Mondaq. – Available at—an-indian-perspective

Article on “Protection of Semiconductor Integrated Circuits in India,” published in World Intellectual Property Review. – Available at

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recognised for Patent Prosecution by IAM Patent1000 2023