Research Manager – IP and Technology Intelligence, Dow Corning India
Ashish Bodhankar has been working in the field of IP Research and Analysis for the past 13 years. Currently, he works with Dow Corning as a Research Manager handling different type of IP searches to support R&D and Marketing. It involves conducting patent technology landscapes to help build technology roadmaps, understanding the competition activities, clearance searches, novelty assessment, opposition searches and the like. He also is responsible for development and management of patent portfolio for one of the product lines at Dow Corning. This involves innovation management, creating IP strategy and licensing of IP. Prior to Dow Corning, he worked as a Group Manager at Evalueserve where he lead the IP professionals team serving the Chemicals and Oil & Gas sector. Ashish has represented Dow Corning and Evalueserve in different conferences and has also trained R&D professionals of different companies on IP and searching. Prior to Evalueserve, he worked for two years at Ingersoll-Rand Bangalore where he was responsible for the production and planning of road paving machines. Ashish holds a Master’s degree in Management and Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani.