Shivakumar is primarily involved in drafting and prosecution of patents in the areas of biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, bio- pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, therapeutics and nanotechnology. He also provides opinions on the validity and enforcement of patents, freedom to operate, infringement analysis and assists clients with due diligence, technology transfer and licensing apart from managing patent portfolios. He regularly appears before the Indian Patent Office, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in connection with prosecution of patent applications and related matters. Prior to joining the firm, he had worked with a renowned organization. He is also a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars.