Mr. Divyendu Verma is an Advocate and Patent Attorney at Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP. Mr. Verma has vast experience in intellectual property (IP) strategic advisory, patent drafting, prosecution, litigation and analytics. He has handled and managed large IP portfolios for multiple national and international organizations involving drafting IP implementation framework, and assisting clients to build their IP portfolio. He also has rich experience in technology deployment involving implementation of telecommunications and IT infrastructure, and software development. Mr. Verma has expertise in technology transfer agreements and drafted/ negotiated intellectual property licensing and cross-licensing agreements. Specifically, in the area of Information Technology, he has handled a variety of issues including protection of software in India through various means. Mr. Verma has drafted many IP crucial IT services contracts and advised on issues related to open source licenses, standard essential patents, technology standards, joint IP, pre-existing IPs, distributed claims and indemnification for Patent/IP infringement. Mr. Verma holds a Law Degree from the University of Delhi, an M Phil in Graph Theory and Master Degree in Mathematics from the University of Bangalore. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Engineering. He is a member of several International IP Associations and other professional organizations. He is registered to practice before the Courts in India and the India Patent & Trademark Office and is also registered with the Bar Council of India.