Head, IP Rights Management, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore

Educational Qualification:

He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Institution of Engineers (India).

He has an LLB from Karnataka State Law University and an LLM in Business Law.

He has been registered to practice before the Indian Patent Office since 2002.


He started his career as a Patent Analyst in 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in the field of IP rights, specializing in the patenting of software technologies and management of large global patent portfolios.

He has worked as an IP Analyst for General Electric, and as an IPR specialist for Nokia, before joining Samsung in 2011.

Style of work:

He is the Head of IP rights management at Samsung R&D India in Bangalore, and is responsible for championing systematic invention creation, securing enforceable patent protection and building a high quality patent portfolio.

He led the IP rights management team at Samsung to institutionalize patent creation culture across R&D and significantly improve the quantity, as well as quality, of inventions originating from Bangalore.

Best Known for:

He established IPR vision and patenting strategy for Samsung in India, focusing on “innovation as a culture”.

Under his leadership, Samsung became the top patent grantee in India (for inventions made and first filed in India) – filing on an average 250 patents per year, and having filed 2900 patent applications till date. So far, Samsung R&D Bangalore has won the following accolades:

  • The National IP award 2015;
  • The WIPO IP Enterprise Award 2015;
  • The Zinnov Great Place to Innovate 2015 and 2017;
  • The Samsung Special Award 2016;
  • The Confederation of Indian Industry IP Award 2017; and
  • National IP Award 2018

Awards and Recognition

In 2017, he was listed among the “Top 100 IP Leaders of India” by the World IP Forum.

In 2017 and 2018, he was featured among the world’s leading IP Strategists in “IAM Strategy 300”.

The renowned Synapse IP blog recognized him as a “Young Intellectual” creating a difference in the Indian IP ecosystem.

Other notable Achievements

Selected by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Japan Patent Office (only patent agent from India in the year 2003) for an overseas senior IP management training in Tokyo, Japan.

Appointed by the Government of Kerala to its advisory panel of patent attorneys for enriching IP rights awareness and university IP rights policies across the state.