Dhananjay Kumar Das

Group Manager - ICT Business Development

Patent Strategy Expert with 10+ years of experience.

About Dhananjay Kumar Das

Dhananjay (aka DJ) is currently associated with Sagacious IP as a Group Manager. Also, he heads Sagacious IP’s Nagpur center.

He is actively involved in preparing IP strategies for ICT companies, including Fortune500s, for patent information, patent licensing, and patent litigation support services.

Over 10+ years of IP experience, he has handled patent monetization services like portfolio mining, infringement analysis, evidence of use chart preparation, and much more in the ICT domain.

His keen interest in patent transactions helped him complete many successful patent sales deals in his career. He always keeps an eye on global patent transactions to sense the patent supply-demand scenario for patent transactions. Such transaction intelligence helps him consult the companies to identify better deals for acquisition or sales.

He believes that custom IP tools are the future, and such tools can generate intelligent insights efficiently. With such thoughts, he conceived the idea of developing a one-stop database for SEPs from all SSOs. Consequently, Sagacious developed the SEP Hotline tool and continues to increase its coverage.

Another active area for him is patent litigation. He actively watches global patent litigations and never misses any chance to generate meaningful insights from them. He believes the patent litigation patterns can influence all other patenting activities in a particular industry.

He also counts his experience in educational organizations like MSBTE and RTM Nagpur University, where he served as a teaching fellow and worked closely with the course designers and lab developers.

DJ holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Systems from Amity University, Noida, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Nagpur University. Also, he is a post-graduate in Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Management from GIIP, Delhi, affiliated with Washington University, Seattle, USA.

During his journey, Dhananjay also gained media mentions in:

IPWatchdog: Determining Essentiality: An Analysis of SEPs and Tips to Avoid Over Declaration

IPWatchdog: The Fairness of FRAND: Patent Pools, SSO Policies and the Way Forward

WIPR: Patent Litigation during pandemic

Education

Licensing Executive Society (LES)

Certification course in IP Licensing

Amity University, Delhi

Masters in Electronics & Telecommunication Systems 2014-2017

Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP) in collaboration with George Washington University, USA

Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Management 2013-2014

RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Electronics and Tele-communication Engineering 2008-2012

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