The Lawyer has today announced its Hot 100 list for 2021 which includes Osborne Clarke partner Arty Rajendra.

The Hot 100 2021 recognises innovative and creative lawyers who have had a successful previous 12 months and who are currently acting on ground-breaking and high profile matters.

Arty Rajendra is UK head of IP disputes at Osborne Clarke, a role she took in May 2017, three months after joining the firm.

Arty acts in cases which explore the boundaries of IP enforcement, particularly with respect to the English court's powers and jurisdiction in transnational IP disputes.

Her expertise in handling high profile cutting edge IP litigation saw her secure a major victory in the UK Supreme Court in August 2020 as co-counsel for Unwired Planet. The long running Standard Essential Patent and FRAND dispute against Huawei, saw Apple, Qualcomm and Ericsson intervene in the case, demonstrating its importance to the telecoms industry.

Arty is also co-counsel for Optis in its six-trial mega-battle against Apple being heard over the course of 2020-2022. Another SEP and FRAND dispute, this case will be the first in which the English court considers what is an "Unwilling Licensee".

Her patent litigation work is in addition to her brand enforcement practice, acting for some of the world's most loved brands to build and preserve their value and reputation.

Arty Rajendra commented: "This acknowledgement is testament to the hard work that goes into handling complex IP disputes and the confidence our clients have in us to deliver the best results in cases which are not straightforward. I moved to Osborne Clarke because of its ambitious plans to expand IP, as well its inclusive culture and geographic footprint. I am fortunate to work with a fantastic and supportive team, without whom I wouldn't be on this list."

Recent Osborne Clarke lawyers recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 also include Alice Conway in 2020, and Catherine Hammon and Dan Wright in 2019.

The full list can be found on The Lawyer's website (note that a subscription is required).

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