Vaishali Mittal

Vaishali Mittal

Key Details

Vaishali Mittal
Partner Litigation and Strategist
Anand & Anand


Vaishali Mittal is a zealous IP practitioner taking head-on some of the most challenging legal battles and have turned some of them into landmark judgements to enhance the IP jurisprudence in India. With almost 20 years of experience in IP litigation, Vaishali advises leading pharmaceutical, life science, telecom, technology, consumer goods, and e-commerce companies in the establishment of a comprehensive IP protection and enforcement strategy. Her strategies reflect global insight and commercially well-informed approach for her clientele.

She has been recognised as a leader in intellectual property by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business, as well as an ‘IP Star’ by Managing IP from time to time. IAM 300 and IAM Patent 1000 rankings have recognised her as a leading strategist and a practitioner since 2019. Euromoney honoured her with its Women in Business Law Award for the Best Trademark Lawyer in Asia in 2020. She was recognised as one of the ‘Top Individual Lawyers’ in IP and, Pharma & Life Sciences by Forbes Legal Powerlist.

Outside courts, Vaishali combines her knowledge and ingenuity in penning articles for renowned publications like GTDT, Asia IP, MIP etc. 

Some Representative Legal Matters

  • InterDigital Corp & Ors v Xiaomi Corp & Ors – India’s first Anti-Anti Suit injunction
  • Multi-year, Multi-technology Patent Cross-license Agreement between Nokia and Lenovo, and settlement of all pending patent litigation worldwide.
  • Lysosomal Storage Disorders Support Society (LSDSS) vs State of Karnataka – represented the petitioner pro bono and secured free medical aid for children with rare genetic disorders
  • Philips v. KK Bansal; Philips v. Rakesh Bansal: Secured India’s first final judgment on the issue of Standard Essential Patents.
  • Philips v. Amazestore & Ors. and Philips v. Amitkumar Kantilal Jain & Ors,: landmark judgment on highest ever quantum of damages in a copyright, trademark and design infringement case in India.
  • India’s first judgment declaring colour combination (green & yellow) a well-known trademark; landmark judgement on trans-border reputation

Professional Associations

  • Member- AIPPI, APAA and INTA