Somashekar Ramakrishna

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Senior Partner, Chief Patent Officer

Ex-Partner, Brainleague

Visiting Faculty, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Som manages the Mechanical/Automotive, Portfolio and Prosecution divisions of the firm. He also oversees the day to day operations of the firm, and plays an important role in the firm’s social/knowledge initiatives.

Focus Areas

IP Generation, IP Protection and IP Audits in Mechanical and Related Arts, Patent Prosecution

Books & Publications

Patent Law and Practice, PGDIPR, Mr. Somashekar et. al., National Law School of India University, Publication (2011)

Research Interests

  • Patent prosecution
  • Role of patents in SMEs

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Registered as a Patent Agent at the Indian Patent and Trademark Office


  • 10+ years of hands on IP services ranging from patent research, drafting, filing and prosecution in various countries
  • Subject matter expertise in patent laws and rules of the US, India and Europe
  • Worked in a leading patent firm in the US
  • Worked with large technology-driven businesses, premier research/educational institutions, SMEs and also startups on patent projects
  • Expertise in conducting Patent Examiner Interview
  • Helped the UN organizations develop and implement IP initiatives in Machine Tools, Foundry, and Plastics sectors


  • Biking
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance


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