Saturday, 15 October 2011

IP/IT lawyers in India

I am trying to find a reasonably priced IP/IT lawyer in India to review an NDA and later, if my client proceeds with developers in India, a development agreement for an IPAD game.  This is essentially just a rubber stamping exercise as the document is written under English law, and drafted by us.  I would not expect to pay a lot for lawyer in India to read the drafts in order to let me know whether there are any changes required to comply with local laws. As I myself virtually always works to fixed fees, based on an hourly rate of £250, it came as a surprise to find Indian lawyers charging more like £450 an hour.    Does anyone know a commercially minded, less expensive IP/IT lawyer in India?  

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does your client want to know whether an Indian developer will keep his *secrets* and not use ideas learned on on one iPad project to use in another. If so, the answer has to be 'unlikely' if it's a good price but then he might be getting the benefits of sharing other clients ideas and the solutions to those earlier problems. Economic software development comes at a price

Peter Smith said...

I picked up your message at the AIPPI Forum in Hyderabad so I have been meeting lots of Indian IP lawyers. I can't vouch for him, nor do I know his hourly rate, but I was impressed by Siddarth Mahajan of Auxilium Partners (www.auxiliumpartners.com). His is a young and entrepreneurial firm that seems to have the skills you need and might be worth contacting.

Mark Anderson said...

Shireen

This is an excellent question, and I wish I knew the answer, not just for India, but for many other countries of the world. Perhaps we could try to set up a £250 Club, of competent IP/commercial lawyers across the world who charge this hourly rate and don't over-egg the pudding when it comes to time charged.

Anonymous said...

You may contact me -a lawyer from New Delhi ,India , may fit into yur requirements rajiv@rajivtalwar.in