Dr. Mohan Dewan


R. K. Dewan & Co.
Podar Chambers,
S. A. Brelvi Road,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001

Tel: +91 98230 57535

Email: dewan@rkdewanmail.com
Web: www.rkdewan.com

A stalwart in the Indian IP arena, Adv. Mohan Dewan is the dynamic head of R. K. Dewan & Co with over 50 years of experience in Intellectual Property practice – both contentious & non-contentious.

His firm is a leading IPR powerhouse that has provided dedicated and superlative services in the field of Intellectual Property Rights for over 80 years making it one of the longest standing IP law firm in India and represents over 5,500 corporate and individual clients worldwide reflecting top Indian companies, multinationals & Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries & all technology sectors.

A registered Patent & Trademark Attorney, Dewan is also an exceptional trial lawyer. An expert at Indian IP Law, Dewan oversees infringement, passing off and anti-counterfeiting actions for clients across India.

His areas of expertise include patent and trademark litigation, negotiating technology transfers and intellectual property rights valuation thus encompassing both IPR prosecution and litigation. Dewan is the most experienced practicing patent professional in India, having drafted and successfully prosecuted several thousand patent specifications; he has come to be acknowledged as a specialist in patent specification drafting. He has obtained over 8000 patents in nearly every technology area from Life Sciences, Molecular material science to Engineering to Software and Electronics & Telecommunication and Space Technology. His areas of expertise also extend to include IP commercialization including negotiating technology transfers.

He regularly advises the Indian Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Information Technology, the National Research & Development Corporation of India and other governmental institutions for their IP matters.

Dewan is a stakeholder to provide inputs to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on proposed amendments to the IPR regime in India.

An INTA member & volunteer for more than 15 years, he has served on the Unreal Campaign Committee and the Emerging Issues Committee, as well as the Academic Committee, where he helped develop a mentoring program. He currently serves on the The Trademark Reporter Committee and has been a top contributor; authoring a remarkable number of Law & Practice updates covering Indian case law, for the INTA Bulletin.

He is also a member of the following IP organizations:


He is also extensively involved in teaching and imparting training on IPR by actively conducting seminars & workshops for training students, executives, IP professionals and IP Office examiners. He is also frequently invited as a speaker at conferences; for conducting IP awareness for judges, corporates, government entities & academic institutions.

He has been recognized as a ‘Leading IP lawyer’ in India by several prestigious organizations including Chambers & Partners, AsiaLaw Profiles, Managing IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000 & Legal 500.

RKD is actively involved in advising clients on every aspect of IP, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Design. The firm regularly handles large volumes of both IP prosecution and litigation matters on behalf of its many clients.

RKD’s range of services include (but are not limited to):

Patents | Trademarks & Service Marks | Copyright | Design | IP Litigation | Anti-Counterfeit | Agreement Drafting | Technology Transfer | IP Valuation | IP Audit | Prior art, Patent Freedom to Operate Searches | Technology Maps | IP Training & Education

RKD is highly sought after for its values of responsiveness, attention to detail, client-centric culture, adaptability to changing IP landscapes and transparency and honesty in all dealings.

RKD serves clients across a very broad spectrum of industries and all areas of technology including but not limited to: Software, Electronics & Telecommunication, Automobiles, Mechanical engineering, Power Sector, Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Biomedical Devices, Food packaging technology, Process equipment, Textiles, and the Entertainment industry.

Founded by Raj Kumar Dewan in 1942, R K Dewan & Co is a leading IPR powerhouse that has provided dedicated and superlative services in the field of Intellectual Property Rights for over 80 years making it a long standing IP law firm in India with the highest reputation for quality, honesty, and expertise.

The firm represents over 5,500 corporate and individual clients worldwide which include top Indian companies, multinationals & Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries & all technology sectors. However, it is not our plethora of work that sets us apart. It is our culture of client-centric solutions and virtues of integrity, respect, growth and excellence that makes us a trusted IP firm in India.

Headquartered in Mumbai, we have our offices located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Indore. We also have liaison offices in China and the USA and are well-poised to serve our Indian and foreign clients through our close-knit & reliable associate network in 125+ countries worldwide.

Our clients come from diverse industries such as software, electronics & telecommunication, automobile, tools and machinery, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, finance and banking, electrical and power, media and entertainment, hospitality, textile and garments, fast-moving consumer goods, cosmetics, jewellery, luxury goods and the like.

We also cater to academic institutions, research and development organizations and government establishments.


  • Asia Law Profile – 2022
    • Intellectual Property- Highly Recommended
    • Pharmaceuticals and Life sciences- Highly Recommended
    • Media & Entertainment – Other Notable
  • World Trademark Review 1000 – 2022
    • Silver ranking in Litigation & Enforcement
    • Silver ranking in Prosecution & Strategy
  • The Patent Lawyer Magazine
    • Most Well-Respected Law Firm, 2022
  • Legal 500
    • Ranked as Tier 1 Firm in 2022.
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Ranked as Tier 2 Firm in 2022.
  • Asia Law Profile -2022
    • Litigation- Recommended
    • Prosecution- Recommended
  • Managing IP-2022
    • Ranked as Tier 1 Firm in Patent prosecution.
    • Ranked as Tier 1 Firm in Trade mark prosecution.
    • Ranked as Tier 2 Firm in Trade mark disputes.
    • Ranked as Tier 3 Firm in patent disputes.

 Recent Awards

  • Lexology Legal Influencers 2022 – Dr Mohan Dewan recognised as a leading author in the for-Dispute resolution – Asia-Pacific, IP – Asia-Pacific and IP – Cross-border
  • 2022 Corporate INTL Global Awards (International Patent Prosecution Law Firm of the Year in India)
  • ASSOCHAM IP Excellence Awards 2021 (Top Firm in IP Portfolio Management)
  • Managing Intellectual Property Asia Pacific Awards – Winner of Trademark Prosecution Firm of the year 2019.