Justice Prabha Sridevan is truly a name worth mentioning, when speaking about people in the legal fraternity who have had made various landmark judgments in order to uphold the true meaning of justice. She is the fifth woman judge appointed to the Madras High Court, where she emphasised on women’s rights in many of her judgments during her ten-year tenure as the sitting judge.
Post retirement, she was appointed as the Chairman, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, from 2011-2013. She has also headed the think tank that was meant to draft the country’s IPR Policy and is one among the three Indians who have been listed as the 50 most influential people in IPR, 2014-2015, by international journal Managing Intellectual Property.
She has compiled her thoughts and experiences, which enthused and filled her with passion as the sitting judge at Madras High Court, into a book ‘Of Vineyard Equality’, which comprises articles and speeches written by her on topics relating to human rights, women’s rights, and IPR.