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The Leadership Team

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The Board of Advisors

The HR Brains

The Technical Wizards

 

The Leadership Team

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Harish Daiya

Co-founder

Harish has over a decade of leadership experience in IP monetization, Legal/IP Processes, and Business Development, across the US, Europe, and Asia. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, business & technology executive with a mission to digitally transform legal and IP processes. 

Harish is an alum of IIT Kharagpur where he studied Computer Science and Engineering. He lives in New York and is an avid fan of Formula 1 racing.

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Kalyan Banerjee

Co-founder

Kalyan has worked over a dozen years with engineering teams, patent attorneys, analysts, technical and damages experts in a variety of Software, Telecom & Semiconductor technologies. He is a sought after expert in patent matters at the District Court,  ITC, and the American Arbitration Association.   

Kalyan is an invited speaker on patent and software issues at UT Austin, Texas A&M University, and Texas State University. Kalyan is an alum of IIT Roorkee where he studied electrical engineering.

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Vamsi Krishna

Principal

Vamsi has vast and diverse experience of leading technology teams in IP related matters. His technical breadth encompasses 5G, Base-stations, Video codecs, OTT, enterprise software, mobile applications, internet technologies. At Lumenci, he leads several large scale patent analysis engagements. Vamsi is driven by the tenets of Accuracy, Depth, Speed, Creativity & Automation. He utilizes these tenets to drive customer success.

Outside of work, he is very active in the local sporting scene in Austin and enjoys playing soccer. Vamsi is an alum of IIT Roorkee where he studied Electrical Engineering.

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Deepak Patnala

Principal

Deepak has extensive experience working ​with both in-house and external counsel. He is a go-to expert in the field of Telecom technologies. Deepak is a keen problem solver and a great team builder to accomplish challenging goals. At Lumenci, he leads technology teams and solves technology problems in high-stakes IP matters. Deepak is an avid propagator of artificial intelligence in solving real-world problems and uses his skills to advance Lumenci's mission.

Deepak is an alum of  IIT Kharagpur where he studied electrical engineering and UC Berkeley where he studied business administration.

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Dr. David L. Kaminsky

VP, IP Development

David is a computer scientist, patent architect, inventor, entrepreneur, technology executive, and a polymath.

In his previous elaborate career at IBM, as Chief Patent Architect, David built strategies towards the design, development, and monetization of patent assets. David is also an avid inventor and IP expert, with 130+ patents to his credit At Lumenci, he leads the IP Development practice and is driven by the passion for building teams to solve complex problems at scale. He completed his MS, MPhil, PhD in Computer Science from Yale University and holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia

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Mohit Kalra

AVP, Growth

Mohit Kalra is a go-to expert in Telecom, Wireless, and Video coding standards.  At Lumenci, Mohit leads multiple teams on SEP identification, Portfolio Analysis, FTO Risk Analysis & Infringement analysis. Through his unique leadership skills and deep domain expertise, he executes Lumenci's vision and mission, working with global teams and clients.

Mohit has a keen research interest in  Compressive Sensing and 5G. He has also published multiple technical papers in renowned publications including the IEEE conference. Mohit is an IIT Roorkee alum.

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Steve Joroff

EVP, Business Development

Steve Joroff is an expert in M&A Strategy, complex deal structuring, negotiations, and Special Partnerships. He has extensive global experience monetizing all forms of intellectual property. Steve has been with IBM for over 17 years. In his role as Director of the Asia-Pacific IP licensing team, he was responsible for protecting and enhancing the value of IBM’s business through management and monetization of the IBM IP portfolio throughout Asia-Pacific.

Steve has previous experience working for Alcatel-Lucent and Telcordia Technologies.

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The Board of Advisors

 
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Dr. Amit Saha

BioMedical Engineering

Dr. Saha has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, jointly from the University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is currently a Research Engineer at Stanford University and focuses his work in the Stanford Genome Technology Center.

Dr. Saha has several years of experience on the biophysical aspects of inflammation & immunology and hematology, with extensive experience in microfluidic platforms.

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Dr. Digvijay Singh

Cybersecurity & Startups

Dr. Digvijay has over a decade of experience in technology, research, business and investment. As a researcher and technologist at UCLA EE Ph.D. program, Digvijay designed oxygen sensing system for the F-16 fighter jets for Lockheed Martin and created AI-based energy monitoring platforms for Intel Corp. 

Digvijay has founded startups in medical devices and cybersecurity space, both of them got acquired.  Digvijay is a prominent angel investor and mentor to promising technology startups in California.  

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Jeremy Friesen

Blockchain & Valuations

Jeremy has almost two decades of experience in capital markets strategy in New York and Hong Kong with corporate and business development experience for several Silicon Valley-based companies, including founding two successful blockchain-based businesses.

Jeremy holds a graduate degree in economics from McGill University and spent four years as a macro economist for Canada’s central bank before moving to Wall Street.

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Jim Pickell

Growth

Jim Pickell is a successful entrepreneur, seasoned executive, investor, board member, and keynote speaker.  Jim is the founder of OpenEnglish.com and has served as COO at lawgical.com. He is an expert in Licensing, Strategic Alliances, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. Jim holds a degree in economics from UC Berkeley, a law degree from Loyola Law School, and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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Dr. Vinit Singh

Hardware & Semiconductor

Dr. Vinit  Singh co-founded NuCurrent and was the Chief Technology Officer.  He is a well-recognized thought leader in the wireless charging field and a keynote speaker. He has authored more than 30 articles in  IEEE, WDD, EDN, and Electronics Cooling. 

Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. in EE from North Carolina State University where he developed the world’s first Artificial Retina Implant, the Argus Retinal Prosthesis System, which was recognized as a 2009 R&D 100 award winner. Dr. Singh received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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The Technical Wizards

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Dr. Amit Saha

BioMedical Engineering

Dr. Saha has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, jointly from the University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is currently a Research Engineer at Stanford University and focuses his work in the Stanford Genome Technology Center.

Dr. Saha has several years of experience on the biophysical aspects of inflammation & immunology and hematology, with extensive experience in microfluidic platforms.

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