Ramachandra Kulkarni

Ramachandra Kulkarni has over 10 years experience in the IP industry. He is a Senior IPR Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services Limited. His areas of expertise include patent drafting and prosecution, litigation support services, patent searching & analytics relating to due diligence, freedom to operate, and patentability searches. Prior to joining TCS, Ramachandra was the General Manager Operations at a leading IP Strategy and Consulting firm, where he was head of the firm’s ICT patent practice and played a key role in expanding the firm’s Electronics and Software patent practice. Some of his key contributions include leading the team for a project involving the analysis of over 1000 published patents related to ICT for pre-grant opposition, drafting over 25 US patent applications related to wireless telecom for a single US client, and managing a team for prosecuting 18 US patents for an Indian fabless semiconductor startup company. He has previously worked as a Patent Manager at a US patent law firm RAPC (which was recently recognized as the largest trademark law firm in the world), where he was trained in US patent prosecution by US patent attorneys. Ramachandra holds a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has completed an advanced course on Embedded Systems.