Our People

We serve many of world’s largest companies, law firms, institutions, and other IP community members – working with clients to monetize IP, defend IP litigation, lead innovation in their industry and achieve most out of their IP budgets.

Umesh Amin

Advisor and Board Member

Ex-President, Vice President, Head: Wireless/ Communications Business Unit – Intellectual Ventures; Ex-senior Director, New Technologies & Planning – AT&T Wireless

Nobuhiro Takata

Senior Advisor

A Senior Business Leader Supporting Expansion of Sagacious in Japan Market; 40+ Yrs Exp. – Industrial Machinery Div (Mitsui Chemical) & Multiple Businesses with Indo-japan Focus

Dinesh Jain

Advisor

Experience in varied domains of Life Sciences, IT & other knowledge-based industries

K. Vijay Rao

Advisor

C-Level roles in Fortune 100 Companies like AT&T, Prominent speaker in US/ India Forums, Author in Wall Street Journal

Tarun K Bansal

President

Biologist. IP and Commercialization Expert Masters (Biological Sciences), BITS – Pilani (India); Microbiologist (CDRI, Lucknow); 12+ years in IP; Expertise on FTO, Landscapes, Technology Evaluation, Commercialization, In-Sourcing.

Patent Expert (Automobiles & Components). 
Mechanical Engineer – Thapar Institute Patiala; Ex-R&D Professional (Suzuki); 14+ Years in IP Industry; Strategic IP advisor on innovation management & portfolio management.

Princeton University, A.B. in Comparative Literature 1985
University of New Mexico, 1997, courses in physics, genetics, microbiology, and histology to qualify for patent agent’s exam

20+ yrs experience serving Japanese patent applicants in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of their U.S. applications.

William Jasprizza

Country Manager 

20+ Yrs Experience |  In-depth experience across multiple sectors including telecoms, healthcare, automotive and retail | Managing licensing, patent acquisition and tech transfer projects across Asia | Fluent Japanese speaker and based in our Tokyo office

Faiz Wahid

Europe Sales Head

Faiz has 15 years of international experience in techno-managerial functions.

Faiz holds an MBA from HEC Paris (France) and was an international scholar at the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia (USA). He also holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology at Nagpur (India) and a company sponsored master’s degree in Software Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences at Pilani (India).

James Judge

Consultant

Princeton University, A.B. in Comparative Literature 1985
University of New Mexico, 1997, courses in physics, genetics, microbiology, and histology to qualify for patent agent’s exam

James is a U.S. patent agent with twenty years’ experience serving Japanese patent applicants in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of their U.S. applications.  He has worked on hundreds of applications, mainly involving electromechanical devices, precision mechanisms, medical instruments, telecommunications, optical devices and device materials, and semiconductor devices.

James also has many years’ experience translating Japanese patent specifications, checking and revising patent-specification translations against the Japanese original, and teaching translation.  He frequently gives seminars in Japanese on U.S. patent practice issues.

Prior to joining HEI, James ran his own office in Osaka for over fifteen years.

Alecia Thomson

Business Development Manager – Japan

Based in Tokyo, she is responsible for business development for tech companies expanding in Asia in the healthcare, semiconductor, security and retail sectors.

Vivek Singh

Head – IP Filing and Prosecution Practice

M. Pharm (Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi); LL.B (DU); Registered Patent & Trademark Agent. Experienced IP attorney with Techno-Legal background & 11+ years of diverse work experience in IP & R&D. He has previously worked with FICCI, Ranbaxy besides being founder of the start-up acquired by 1mg.com.

Brandon Jenkins

Director of Sales – Global

Engine for Inside Sales10+ Years of Experience in Client Service

Vaibhav Henry

EVP – ICT Licensing & Searching

Patent Commercialization Expert (Information and Communication Technology).
Master’s in Information Systems (NSIT, Delhi); Licensing Expert with keen interest & experience in Computer Science & Electronics and multiple deals to his credit.

Rajat Gulati

SBU Head – Engineering

B.Tech in Product Engineering (from UPTU), MBA in Marketing (from SMU), PG Diploma in IPRL and LL.B (from B.R Ambedkar University).
 13+ years of experience on variety of patent, technology and data analysis related projects.

Ankur Gupta

SBU Head- Life Science

Masters in Biological Sciences (BITS Pilani); 7+ years in the field of patent analytics and currently heads the Life Sciences & Chemistry Team.

Ram Tenneti

EVP- Business Development

Information technology engineer ( JNTU, INDIA ) with double masters in International business (NOTTINGHAM, UK). A perennial corporate warrior with incurable optimism, he has over 10 years experience in leading international and multicultural teams delivering quality, innovation and sales. People work to meet targets, he believes in shooting them down.

Sandeep Kumar

Manager – Marketing

Masters in Biotechnology (IIT, Bombay) with significant IP experience supporting food tech clients

Bipasha Das

Director-HR

Executive Program in Human Resources Management from IIM & MBA in International Business 12+ Years of Experience

Melvyn Thomas

Head – Online Sales Channel

Sales

Pankaj Garg

Senior Manager

Engineering Patent Drafting & Prosecution

Sameer Kumar

Senior Manager- IPMS

Intellectual Property Management System

Dhananjay Kumar Das

Manager – ICT Licensing

Patent Licensing Professional (Telecommunication) ECE Engineer, 4+ Years in IP Industry, Patent licensing and valuation professional with keen interest & experience in Electronics and Telecommunication

Sumit Prasad

Group Manager – ICT Searching & Analytics

Patent Searching Expert (Telecommunication), IP consultant and Fostering Innovation at R&D centers, ECE Engineer, 6+ Years in IP Industry.

Nitin Sharma

Manager-Searching Engineering Team

B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from NIT Hamirpur 7+ Years of Experience.

Tanmay Mittal

IP Solutions Architect

B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) IEC-CET (Noida); 7+ Years of Experience.
 IP & Business research, IP solutions Consulting and Innovation Catalysis are some of his specialties.

Gopal Singh Rawat

Manager – Trademark

Trademark Search Expert, 8+ Years’ Experience in IP Industry, Accomplished Trademark Searcher with 8+ years of searching experience

Anubhav Bhatti

Assistant Manager – ICT Searching

Patent Search Expert (Electrical) Electrical Engineer, 3+ Years’ Experience in IP Industry, Searching Expert with focus in Motors, Actuators, HVACs and other Electrical Systems

Abhinav Mahajan

Group Manager – ICT Licensing

Patent Commercialization Expert (Electronics & Telecommunications) ECE Engineer (NIT, Srinagar), 4+ Years in IP Industry, Licensing Professional with expertise in Telecommunication and Wireless Applications/Standards.

Arshjot Gill

Manager – ICT Licensing

Patent Licensing Expert (Computer Science & IT) IT Engineer, 6+ Years in IP Industry, Landscape expert, proficient in licensing and searching. Experienced in Computer Science, Information & Communication technologies.

Rohit Joshi

Manager- Searching Engineering

Eng. Searching

Amit kumar

Assistant Manager – ICT Licensing

Commercialization

Rachita Goel

Project Manager – ICT Licensing

Commercialization

Sandeep kumar

Assistant Manager – ICT Licensing

Commercialization

Seeza Manocha

Manager- Public Relations, Media and External Communication

Seasoned communications professional with over 5 years of experience in PR & Journalism industry.

Vikas Kaushik

Manager – Quality Control

Illustration

Gagan Dua

Project Manager- ICT Licensing

Shyamal Kishore

Manager-Prosecution

ICT Drafting & Prosecution

Aman Goyal

Project Manager – ICT Licensing

Pre-sales

Meenakshi Shukla

Project Manager – ICT Searching

Puneet Kumar

Head – Finance & Accounts

Chartered Accountant with 9 + Years of work experience

Siddharth Jain

Manager – ICT Searching

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