A former Integrated Circuit Designer and Electronics Engineer by qualification, Deepak pivoted towards Intellectual Property Law when he was selected by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to be in the pioneering batch to setup the Patent Examination Unit. At IPOS he got formally trained in various aspects of IP Law by IP Academy, EPO and JPO and was involved in developing Singapore’s search and examination unit from a handful of examiners to the level of WIPO-International Search Authority (ISA) within a short span of three years. He was actively involved in drafting parts of the examiner guidelines, developing process flows and participated in benchmarking IPOS with leading offices like USPTO, JPO and German Patent Office (DPMA). Currently serving as an IP Analyst with Applied Materials, Deepak is responsible for generating patent landscapes, technology analysis, freedom to operate (FTO), competitor analysis, invalidity searches and patentability searches. Deepak is passionate about new technologies, semiconductors, electronics and topics related to patentable subject matter and computer implemented inventions and brings perspectives from the point of view of an inventor, examiner and an IP professional.