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Mr. Shivakumar R is an Intellectual Property Attorney with more than 16 years of experience in the IP industry. He holds a master's degree in biotechnology and a law degree from Bangalore University. He is also a qualified patent agent and a member of the Karnataka State Bar council. Having worked with a renowned IP firm as a Partner and serving a company as the IP Head, he has handled diverse portfolios and represented diverse clientele across the globe. He has played an integral part in building strategies for managing IP for Individuals, Start-ups, Institutes/Universities, MSMEs, and large-sized companies. He has also been a regular speaker at various forums and has several publications to his credit.

On the work front, Mr. Shivakumar R has handled the drafting and prosecution of patents in the areas of Life Sciences including biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, bio-pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and nanotechnology. He also provides opinions on the validity and enforcement of patents, freedom to operate, infringement analysis, and assisted clients with NBA matters, due diligence, technology transfer, and licensing apart from managing patent portfolios.