Arjun Bala is the Managing Partner of Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP. He is a patent agent, registered to practice before the Indian Patent Office since 2004. He is also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst from the Business Development Academy, USA. He specializes in US patent prosecution and IP strategies for technology startup companies, and creating and managing their global patent portfolios.
Chief Legal Officer
Ramanathan Purushothaman is an advocate with the bar council of Tamil Nadu, and a registered Trade Marks attorney. He handles Trade Marks, Copyrights, Geographical Indications and legal matters such drafting agreements and legal opinions at Metayage. At Metayage, he has been prosecuting and managing trademarks of a wide range of companies across industries.
DR R. Balakrishnan
CFO & Partner
Dr. R. Balakrishnan is the CFO, an investor, and partner at Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP. He hold as BSc in Physics, an M.A, and he has earned his PhD from the University of Lucknow for his thesis on Supply Chain Management in Agriculture, based on which he has authored a well acclaimed book. As a physicist, he worked in the Computer division of BARC prior to joining NABARD.
General Manager - ICT
Ramachandra Kulkarni is the General Manager, Operations at Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP, and head of the firm's ICT patent practice. He joined the firm in 2007, since the he has played a key role in expanding the firm's Electronics and Software patent practice.
Client Relationship Manager
Muruganatham Senthilrajan is a Client Relationship Manager at Metayage. He heads the firm's Biotechnology patent practice, and operations in Coimbatore.
He is experienced in patent searching and analysis including Sequence search, Markush structure search, FTO, infringement analysis, Invalidity etc.
Premanand Mohan is a Project Manager at Metayage. He has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Biotechnology from Anna University. He independently handles projects and clients and manages teams. His forte lies in interdisciplinary technologies across Biotechnology, Software, Medical devices, Mechanical, and Bioinformatics.
Hari Krishnan is a Client Manager at Metayage, and acts as a point of contact for select clients. He has Bachelors of engineering degree in Electronics and communication. He is experienced in preparation of patent applications and patent searching in the fields of electronics, software and telecommunication engineering. He has been trained in the preparation of complete utility patent applications.