Our Team

Madhumita Agrawal

Managing Director

B.Tech, LLB, MBA
IIT-Kharagpur & IIM-Bangalore

She is an IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore Alumni having a combined experience of over 7 years. She holds a B.Tech, Biotechnology, a LLB degree with specialization in IP laws and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.  She heads Business Development of IPexcel and is responsible for the growth of the organization. Her expertise includes Technology Analysis & Consulting, Intellectual Property Protection, Commercialization and Technology Scouting. She is highly active in the Start-up Ecosystem and brings a great network of connects to help companies find the right partners and customers. She has helped multiple companies with Technology Commercialization & Technology Scouting Services.  On a social front, she is also the Secretary for the IIT Kharagpur Alumni Association.

Dinkar Agrawal

Chief Executive Officer

B.Tech, LLB IIT-Kharagpur Registered Indian Patent Agent

Dinkar Holds a B.Tech in Electronics and a LLB with Specialisation in Intellectual Property Laws. He is an IIT Kharagpur Alumni and has a decade of experience in supporting organizations to develop new and innovative technologies. Dinkar is responsible for managing High Quality & Timely Delivery of work products in IPexcel along with identifying strategic future growth areas for IPexcel. Prior to joining IPexcel, he has worked with General Electric (GE) for 7 years where he helped technologists in developing innovative technologies for GE. One of such projects include Wireless Power Transfer Technology where he played an instrumental role in developing a technology portfolio of wireless power transfer systems and applications, which was later commercialized with a strategic partner. He is an innovator and has filed multiple patent applications as an inventor. One of his patent applications includes US20160105036A1.  He also has hands on experience in developing new ideas by designing around existing proprietary technologies. Dinkar holds the expertise of drafting more than 150 US patents and 200+ US & India Office actions and is trained directly by US Attorneys. He is qualified in United States patent & trademark office equivalency examinations..

Dr. Anand Biswas

Vice President – Operations & Growth

M.Sc. (Integrated) & Ph.D, IIT Kanpur

Anand is a Technology Analyst with over than 15+ years of experience in the Technology & Patent Domain. He holds Masters (Integrated) in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Materials Science both from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. Over the years, he has gained immense hands-on experience in consulting Technologists & In-house R & D Teams of Fortune 50 organizations for developing, protecting and licensing innovative proprietary technologies. He has worked onsite/offsite extensively with global teams of attorneys, technologist and business leaders across many jurisdictions such as US, Europe, Canada, China, South Korea, Singapore, and Middle East.
Prior to joining IPexcel, he has worked for 8+ years, in a Fortune 50 organization – General Electric (GE), where he provided Inhouse R&D teams with Technology & Competitive insights to help them in various stages of technology development & commercialization. He has also worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for working closely with Technologists in creating, protecting, maintaining and commercializing IP Portfolios of KAUST. He was also a Director in an International Technology Consulting Firm, where he was responsible for driving growth of the Organization in global markets. Anand has also published 17 research papers in journals & conferences of International repute on Technology & TRIZ.

Certifications:

  • 1. Six Sigma Green Belt
  • 2. TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) practitioner
  • 3. Certified WON Information Specialist, Netherlands
  • 4. Certification Course on US Patent Bar Review, Patent Resource Group (PRG), USA
  • 5. Competitive Intelligence (CI), Frost & Sullivan
  • 6. Customer Driven Innovation by Faculty, Kellogg School of Management
  • 7. Market Analysis, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Khaja Safiullah Haruni

Vice President - Operations & Growth

B.E., M.S., Dip.-IPR
Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom

He holds a Master’s degree from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. He is a Mechanical Engineer with overall 5 years of experience in Intellectual Property and technology domain. Before joining IPexcel, he has worked with General Electric (GE), where he evaluated Technologies and implemented ideas around various technology domains. His expertise lies in developing Technology Portfolio Strategies through Extensive Technology Landscapes, Technology & Patent Assessments, Competitive Intelligent reports and Freedom to Practice and White Space & Gap Analysis for R&D Areas. One of his expertise worth mentioning includes Oil & Gas. He also works with the R&D and legal teams for developing risk mitigation strategies for various organizations. He also has experience in Patent drafting & Prosecution of US and Indian Patent applications. He has also published many International Papers in highly reputed international journals.

Vidya Bhaskar Nandiyal

Vice President - Operations & Growth

M.Tech (Biotechnology), LLB IIT-Kharagpur Registered Indian Patent Agent
He holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and LLB with specialization in Intellectual Property Laws. He is an IIT Kharagpur Alumni and has an overall experience of 7 years in Patent Laws. His expertise lies in Patent Drafting and Patent Prosecution for India & abroad. He has drafted more than 300 Patent Applications for India, US, Europe and PCT and has prosecuted more than 250 Office Actions for India, US, and Europe. Prior to joining IPexcel, he worked for Fox Mandal & Associates, the oldest law firm in India with International presence. Apart from Patent drafting & Prosecution, he represents IPexcel at Various National and International Forums.

Priya Sharma

Lead Patent Professional

B.E., M.Tech. (Electronics)
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication and pursued her Masters in Instrumentation Technology from NIT Kurukshetra. She has carried out research in Advance Optical systems at IIT Roorkee and presented technical poster in National Conference on “Nano Science and Instrumentation technology”.  She has also published many international papers in highly reputed journals. She majorly works with MNC’s and US Clients and has drafted more than 70 US Patent drafts in the Technologies such as Smart Cars, Electric Vehicles, Power Electronics, IOT, and AI. She has also carried out 50+ Patentability/ Novelty Assessment and developed full spectrum understanding of IP. She has also completed her Global IP certificate course on IPR offered by World Intellectual Property Organization. 

Vivek Kumar Gupta

Senior IP Associate

B.Tech. LLB (IPR), IIT Kharagpur
Vivek holds a B. Tech. in Industrial & Production Engineering and a LL.B (Hons.) in Intellectual Property Laws from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), IIT Kharagpur. He is qualified Indian Patent Agent.
Prior to joining IPExcel, he has worked with KPMG in Intellectual Property Advisory and Contract Compliance Services where he worked on various aspects of Market Research & IP Analytics including IP Strategy, IP Commercialization, IP Risks Identification, IP Audit, IP Due Diligence, Patent Portfolio Management etc. He has also worked with reputed Law Firm where he helped in Filing & Prosecution of different kinds of IP including Patents, Trademarks and Designs.
Apart from professional work, he is a budding photographer and ardent traveller, a culinarian who likes experimenting with food.

Meghnad Bandyopadhyay

Lead Patent Professional

B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) LLB,
IIT Kharagpur

Meghnad holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and an LLB from IIT Kharagpur with Specialization in Intellectual Property Laws. He is a qualified Indian Patent Agent. His expertise includes drafting of provisional & non-provisional patent applications and drafting of office action responses. He also got experience in preforming patentability search and preparing various analysis reports.

Meghnad has hands on experience in prosecution and hearing, relating to trademark cases and design cases. His expertise further includes contract drafting, copyright matters and other Intellectual Property related subjects. Prior to joining IPexcel, Meghnad had worked with an IP law firm as well as with a R & D team of a renowned corporate, where his responsibility was of handling patent search, patent drafting and prosecution related to patent applications.

Amit Mendiratta

Senior Manager - Patent Analytics

M.Tech in Information Technology
PG Diploma in Patents Law

Amit holds a M.Tech Degree in Information Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Patents Law. He has 15 years of work experience out of which he has spent 12 years in the domain of Patent Search and Analytics. Prior to joining IPexcel, Amit has worked with CPA Global and has played various roles during the tenure. Amit has an extensive hands-on experience in conducting litigation searches, invalidity/validity analysis, patentability searches and landscape studies. His area of interest includes Augmented/Virtual Reality, Gaming Technologies, Wearable Technologies, Natural User Interface, Artificial Intelligence and Network Security. Amit’s personal interests include travelling and experimenting with food.

Anusha Chakraborty

Patent Professional

B.Tech., M.Tech. (Computer Science) IIIT,Bhubaneshwar
She holds a Bachelor’s & M.Tech degree in Computer Science from IIIT Bhubaneswar. She has done various projects in the domain of Cloud Computing, Computational Biology and Machine Learning and has also learnt a lot during doing research in the domain of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. She works on Patentability Searches and Patent Drafting in the areas of IOT, AI/ML, and Cloud Computing. She has also completed the global IP certificate course on IPR offered by World Intellectual Property Organization.

Rishi Verma

Patent Professional

B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics) Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
Rishi holds a B.Tech Degree in Electrical and Electronics from the Prestigious Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore and works on Patentability/Novelty Assessments in the fields of Ecommerce, Electronics and Electrical. Prior to joining IPexcel, he has worked as a Business Analyst, where he supported organizations to analyse business opportunities. He has hands on experience in breaking-down the complex business scenarios into process and data models. He has a strong hold in Electrical and Electronics subject and has previously worked in areas of Power Electronics, and Instrumentation. He has carried out research in Power Electronics on topic “Power factor correction using quadratic boost converter for SMPS” at VIT. He has also completed the global IP certificate course on IPR offered by World Intellectual Property Organization.

Sahana R

Lead Patent Professional

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Electronics) Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
She holds a Master’s degree in Electronics and has carried out her research in robotics (embedded systems) at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She has been a part of many National and International conferences. She has also done many projects in different fields of electronics like biomedical instrumentation, Nano science and technology, VLSI and embedded systems. Her expertise includes Patent Drafting and Patentability Searches. She has drafted over 70 Indian and US Patent Applications and more than 100 Patentability Searches in the areas of IOT, Blockchain, and Electric Vehicles. She has also completed the Global IP certificate course on IPR offered by World Intellectual Property Organization

Kanmani Neralahalli

Lead Patent Professional

Masters in Intellectual Property Rights, LL M. IP. MIPLC, Munich
Kanmani holds a master’s degree in Intellectual Property Rights from Munich, Intellectual Property Law Centre, Munich. She has carried out various projects in the domain of Wireless power technology, Digital Image Processing and has a theoretical knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology. She specialises in Patent Law and has a working knowledge of other fields of IP. Her expertise includes Patentability Searches, Landscape searches, Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) Searches, Drafting of patent application and Prosecution.

Pooja Gupta

Patent Professional

B.Tech. & M.E.
(Computer Science)
Pooja holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur and Master’s in Computer Science from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. Her technical interest includes Image Processing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Big Data and Cloud Computing. Specifically, she has carried out research in Medical diagnostic area and developed “An Automatic Image Enhancement and Analysis Technique for Detection of Head and Neck Cancer” using Image Processing and Machine Learning Techniques and the research paper was presented at “ICSCAN 2018”.

Mittu Sateesh

Patent Professional

M.Tech – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University

Mittu has completed her M.Tech from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University in Computer Science and Engineering and B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Lourdes Matha College of Science and Technology in Kerala. She has also published paper titled “Collaborative filtering using graph kernel and boosting” on IEEE Explore Digital library.

She loves pencil sketching, origami and reading books on fiction.

Areas of Interest: Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Web Development and Deep Learning. Also, include : Working Knowledge of Programming languages like Python, Java, C and C++

Jithinraj PR

Patent Professional

M.Tech – Mechanical – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University
Jithinraj has completed his M.Tech. in ‘Computer Integrated Manufacturing’ from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University and B.Tech. in ‘Mechanical Engineering’ from University of Calicut. His technical interests include Design & Manufacturing, Product Design & Analysis, Product & Process Planning, Control & Quality Engineering.
Jitinraj is fluent in many languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi & English and likes playing Cricket. He is also a cybernaut who loves surfing specially on concepts related to mechanical engineering.

Madhusudan H. C.

Patent Professional

Bachelor of engineering (BE) in Electronics and Communication
Madhusudan has completed his B.Tech. (ECE) from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology. He has worked on a project to design and develop Robot for real time tracking. At IPexcel, he is responsible and works on Patent Analytics projects.
He loves travelling, Singing and photography.

Komal Khare

IP Attorney

BBA.LLB., LLM.IPR
Karnataka State Law University & Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Komal holds a BBA.LLB. degree from Karnataka State Law University and LLM in Intellectual Property Law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. She currently handles the trademark related matters of registration, prosecution and opposition in sub-ordination with her Seniors. 

Prakriti Bhattacharya

Sr. Business Development Executive

B.Tech (Electronics and Communications) Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal
Prakriti holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics & Communication discipline and is a Certified Business Analyst. She has a prior work experience of 4+ years in Marketing and Analysis. She is eminent in PR skills and customer relationship management, developing the marketing strategy and plan, coordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities for business development. She has also presented papers in National Conferences and was awarded first for a paper on Super-capacitors based on Nano Technology, which was further published in an International Journal. She has carried out numerous Patentability/ Novelty Assessments. She has also completed the global IP certificate course on IPR offered by World Intellectual Property Organization.

Bijoylaxmi Garg

Business Development Executive

B.Sc. (Biotechnology) , Guwahati University MBA , Uttarakhand Technical University

She did her B.Sc in Biotechnology from Gauhati University and MBA from the Prestigious Uttarakhand Technical University. She works as a Business Development Executive and is responsible for creating and managing new Leads for IPexcel.

Prachi Pandey

HR & Operations Manager

B.A (Economics & Mathematics), MBA (HR & Marketing) Delhi University

Prachi works as HR & Operations Manager at IPexcel and she is responsible for hiring right talent for the growing organization. Prior to joining IPexcel, Prachi has worked in several organizations including ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Aviva Life Insurance & Centre for Management Technology and brings over several years of combined experience in Human Resource, Finance, Marketing and General Administration. Prachi holds a Post- Graduate degree in Business Management from Uttar Pradesh Technical University. Her hobbies include Painting, Photography and travelling.

Alok Kumar

Inside Sales Executive

B.tech – Mechanical (Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University)
Alok has completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management. During his B. Tech project, he had developed a functional quadcopter Drone from scratch in mere 12 weeks. At IPexcel, Alok is a strong team player and is responsible for Business Development related activities.
Alok loves playing Cricket and watching Soccer. Alok loves listening to music specially Rock & Bollywood out of all genres.

Swathi NA

Accounts Officer

B.Com (Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College)
Swathi has completed B.Com. from Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain college Bangalore. She is also pursuing her Chartered Accountancy course from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has three years of experience in Financial Accounting & Statutory Compliances from a renowned Chartered Accountancy firm. She has got in depth knowledge in Direct & Indirect Taxes.
Swathi loves listening to music.

Paridhi Somani

IP Administrator

LL.B. New Law College, Pune

Paridhi is a budding legal professional and she has completed her LL.B. from New Law College, Pune. Her area of interests includes Legal Analytics, Contract Management, Criminal Laws, Company Law, Contract Law and Intellectual Property Rights. She has also completed a Diploma in Human Rights and Law from Indian Society’s Law College, Pune. At IPexcel, she is responsible for IPR related administrative matters.

Paridhi is a Cynophilist and she has done some great work on fostering homeless street dogs. Paridhi is also fond of dancing, travelling and reading books on fiction.

Namrata VB

Patent Professional

B.E (E&C), M.Tech -Communication Systems
R.V College of Engineering in,Bangalore

Namrata has completed her M.Tech from R.V College of Engineering in Communication Systems Bangalore and B.E in Electronics and Communication from EWIT Bangalore.

She has also published paper on Network Management using SNMP in UGC Approved Journal, “INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY (IJARET)”.

She has done her internship from Siemens Technology and Services Private Ltd. Bangalore.

Her technical interest lies in Electromagnetic fields, Antenna design, Computer networks, Mobile technologies, Image processing and Signal processing. Namrata loves to play Badminton and is a cooking enthusiast. She has a creative side too that loves to play around with oil and water colours.

Sejal Samaiya

Patent Professional

B.E (CSE), M.Tech
Banasthali Vidyapith

Sejal has completed her M.Tech. from Banasthali Vidyapith & B.E. from Global Group of Institution in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). She completed her thesis from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). She has also published papers titled “Real Time Database Management System” in IEEE 2018, 2nd International Conference on Inventive Systems and Control and “Grid Partitioning based Fuzzy Classifier with weighted feature reduction algorithm” in IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. Her technical interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computer applications.

Her hobbies include penning Poems, singing and dancing.

Astha Jain

Patent Professional

B.E (CSE), M.Tech,
Banasthali Vidyapith

Astha has completed her M.Tech. Degree from Banasthali Vidyapith and B.E from Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science & Technology in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE). She has completed her thesis from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). Her technical interests include Image Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. She carried out research in Computer Vision and published paper titled “Inventory Management using KAZE features under different Lightning Conditions” using Image Processing and Machine Learning Techniques presented at AIPR2019.

She has a wanderlust and loves travelling to new places. Her hobbies also include playing Badminton & Chess.

Sangamithirai V T R

Patent Administrator

BBA LL.B.
KLE Society’s Law College, Karnataka State Law University

Sangamithirai holds a BBA LL.B. degree from KLE Society’s Law College, Karnataka State Law University. She has completed a certification course on Merger & Acquisition and Contract and Management. She currently handles IPR related administrative matters. Her areas of interest are Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate and Contract laws.

She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. Her hobbies also include travelling and cooking cuisine. She is a foodie who loves exploring new eateries.

Srilekya Kolli

Patent Administrator

BBA LL.B.
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University

Srilekya holds a BBA LL.B. degree from Alliance School of Law, Alliance University specialising in Corporate Laws. Her areas of interest are Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Law and Sports Law. At IPexcel, she works on IPR related administrative matters.

She loves to travel and photography. She is a pâtissier who loves baking caked and pastries.

Shrobanti Banerjee

Business Process Officer

B.Tech. (CS)
University of Engineering and Management

Shrobanti has completed B.Tech. from University of Engineering and Management in Computer Science. Her professional interests include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. She has an online certification on Big Data from IIT, Chennai and has done a project on “Gym Management System” based on Real time Database Management System.

Shrobanti is a trained Odissi dancer. She loves reading blogs on scientific researches.

Pranjal Mittal

Patent Professional

B.Tech in CS
Vellore Institute of Technology

Pranjal has completed his B.Tech from Vellore Institute of Technology in Computer Science. His technical interest includes IoT, Web Development and Database Management Systems. Pranjal loves playing snooker and has represented college Snooker team as a captain in International Sports and Cultural Carnival. He also loves playing Cricket and reading autobiographies.

Madiha Makandar

Patent Professional

M.Tech in VLSI Design
PES Institute of Technology
B.E in E&C from SGBIT, Belagavi

Madiha has completed her M.Tech from PES Institute of Technology in VLSI Design, Bangalore and B.E in Electronics and Communication from SGBIT, Belagavi. She has done her internship from C-DOT, Bangalore where she worked on designing a Wi-Fi access point. Her technical interest lies in Circuit Design & Analysis. Madiha is highly creative and loves pencil sketching. Her hobbies include listening to Hindi music and playing Badminton & Chess.

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