Chief of Staff

Mihir Mahajan has over 14 years of experience in various aspects of patent strategy.

At IP Spring, Mihir drafts and prosecutes patent applications, and provides technical expertise to our attorney team. He routinely participates in inventor interviews and patent mining sessions upon client request. Mihir also leads quality initiatives.

Prior to IP Spring, Mihir worked as Director of Product Development at Intellectual Ventures. In this role, Mihir was responsible for patent portfolio mining, identifying licensing opportunities, and defining prosecution strategy. Prior to this role, Mihir worked with inventors from prominent Indian universities, startups, and companies. He worked with more than a hundred inventors across technology areas, including telecommunications, computer software, computer hardware, and chemistry/materials. He identified promising ideas and research work, and helped inventors prepare corresponding invention disclosures.

Mihir was a member of the inā€house review team that selected inventions for patenting. Mihir also supervised outside counsel in preparation/ prosecution of patent applications and trained outside patent search firms to improve quality of their search reports and results.

Prior to IV, Mihir managed a team at an India-based outsourced legal service provider. His responsibilities spanned patent search and analytics, patent brokerage, litigation support, and business research.

Mihir also worked as an analyst at ApplEcon LLC in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He assisted economic and technical expert witnesses in testimony preparation. This included preparing claim charts, and generating liability and damages calculations, in antitrust and patent litigation, and for regulatory review.

Ajay Gambhir

Founder and Managing Partner