Founder and Managing Partner
Ajay is experienced in counseling clients on procuring, acquiring, and licensing intellectual property. Ajay represents multiple Fortune 500 and startup companies before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ajay’s prior in-house practice focused on a variety of projects relating to intellectual property and invention including building an in-house patent team of attorneys, agents and paralegals along with creating workflow processes and infrastructure for a patent department. Ajay also assisted in negotiating agreements with high profile companies and universities and started the process of building and managing a high quality patent portfolio. He also evaluated inventors, prepared and conducted inventor educational seminars and advised on the acquisition of intellectual property assets.
Ajay managed preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technology subject matter areas including mechanical, materials, computing, electronics, RF and wireless.
Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Ajay spent 7 years at Black & Decker, where he was the intellectual property counsel for one of Black & Decker’s business divisions. Ajay was responsible for managing all aspects of a global patent portfolio, supervising intellectual property litigation, advising on acquisitions and negotiating license agreements. Before joining Black & Decker Ajay was an associate with the law firm of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson and Lione in Chicago, Illinois. While at Brinks, Ajay prosecuted patent applications in a variety of complex technology areas, participated in patent litigation proceedings and counseled clients on intellectual property due diligence.
He obtained his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal (Law Review) and completed his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Ajay is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bar of Illinois.