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


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

K. Vijay Rao


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

Dr. Vinit Bapat


Dr. BAPAT brings more than 25 years of IP experience in Japan to the Sagacious IP Japan team.

Dr. BAPAT is a registered Indian Patent Agent and is renowned amongst the Japanese IP community for his expertise on IP-related matters in India.

He has been a visiting professor at Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) for 14 years. Dr BAPAT, an esteemed member of APAA, AIPPI, JTA and NIPTA, has been teaching courses on Indian Patents, Designs, and Trademarks at the e-Learning portal of Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA).

He has also been teaching a course on Indian Patent Law & Practice at Japan Intellectual Property (Owners) Association (JIPA) for four years. He is also well recognized amongst the Japanese IP community for his book titled “Indian Patent Practice Handbook”, written entirely in Japanese.

Joe Khurana

Business Development and Strategy Advisor

Joe brings a diverse, invaluable IP industry experience and a strong network of connections to Sagacious IP’s North America team.


Mr. Khurana holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Baylor University, with a master’s in Computer Science from Boston University. He has served as a guest lecturer at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In the past Mr Khurana, also ran an independent consulting firm advising clients on Innovation and IP using his unique approach towards product and IP development. He also served as Vice President Corporate Strategy at IP Vision, a reputed IP consulting firm in the US.

Tarun K Bansal


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.

Anant Kataria

CEO and Cofounder

Patent Strategy Expert (IAM Strategy 300)

Mechanical Engineer; Ex-R&D Professional (Suzuki); 16+ Years in IP Industry; Strategic advisory throughout IP lifecycle

Patent Consultant (Textiles and related); Textile Engineer (IIT, Delhi); 12+ Years in IP Industry; Seasoned IP professional advising R&D managers, IP Attorney & Licensing Manager for over a decade.

Brandon Jenkins

Director of Sales – Global

Engine for Inside Sales10+ Years of Experience in Client Service

Faiz Wahid

Regional Head – Europe

15 years in Tech & Management Consulting; Global MBA & MS; Multi-industry exposure Energy, Utilities, Health, Hightech, BFS, Edu, Telecom; Multi-cultural, multi-country exposure in India, Switzerland, France, Netherlands & USA; Served clients like World Bank, SAP, NXP, Accenture, Copper, Credit Suisse, AT&T, First Data.

James Judge


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.

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.

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.

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 with a double masters in International business. He is a perennial corporate warrior with incurable optimism, having over 14 years’ experience in leading international and multicultural teams across various industries – delivering quality, innovation and sales. 500+ hours of presenting and training on a wide variety of subjects including innovation, teamwork and project management. 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


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

Melvyn Thomas

Head – Online Sales Channel

8+ years of experience in managing the sales process and providing a high level of customer service and retention

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

Head – IP Solutions – India Region

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

Sr. Manager – Trademark

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

Rachita Garg

Assistant Manager – ICT Licensing


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


Aman Goyal

Assistant Manager – ICT Licensing


Gagan Dua

Project Manager- ICT Licensing

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


Sandeep kumar

Assistant Manager – ICT Licensing


Puneet Kumar

Head – Finance & Accounts

Chartered Accountant with 9 + Years of work experience

Siddharth Jain

Manager – ICT Searching

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