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IP Ones to Watch 2022: MIP recognises Dev Narasimhan at CoMotion at University of Washington

Dev Narasimhan is a patent portfolio manager at CoMotion at University of Washington in the US

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Dev Narasimhan, patent portfolio manager, CoMotion at University of Washington, US

Dev Narasimhan, a patent portfolio manager at CoMotion – the tech transfer wing of the University of Washington – loves helping innovators who are generating groundbreaking intellectual property for the first time.

He features in this year’s list for his role in guiding stakeholders from the university who have just started their journey towards IP protection.

He helps these innovators with invention harvesting, assignment obligations, patentability analysis, and filing and prosecution.

“University researchers value his experience and tireless attention to detail that inures him as a trusted partner along many of their paths to commercialisation, be it via a start-up or with an established industry partner,” his nominator tells Managing IP.

Narasimhan thrives in finding workarounds for new technologies, whether they concern overcoming prior art, establishing freedom to operate, or finding gaps in technology areas not covered by competitors.

One of his ambitions is to generate powerful IP strategies for the stakeholders he works with and help them maintain and implement those plans.

“My day is fulfilled when I can provide favourable results to my colleagues regarding IP matters,” Narasimhan tells Managing IP.

“I also do my best to outline all available options for transparency so that those I work with can get the full picture, and, when possible, formulate out-of-the-box ways to overcome any IP challenges.”

All ones to watch

All ones to watch

David Degen is an IP counsel at Novartis in Switzerland
Ana Gouvêa Monetti is a legal counsel at Siemens in Brazil
Frederick Braunstein is a senior counsel at TaskRabbit in the US
Stephanie Glyde is an IP counsel at Rio Tinto in Australia
Fredrika Hellberg is a trademark attorney at Essity in Sweden
Xiaolong Meng is an IP counsel at TCL in China
Rachel Armstrong is a senior counsel at Dubai Future Foundation in the UAE
Armin Schwitulla is a senior litigation counsel at Nokia in Germany
Mélodie Sofack is an IP legal counsel at Dassault Systèmes in France
Maria Herlitz Sundelius is a legal counsel at H&M in Sweden
Guillermo Mier Y Concha Martinez is a brand enforcement manager at Red Bull in Austria
Charles Roger is a senior contract and licensing manager at STMicroelectronics in France
Grace Du is a staff attorney at Starbucks in China
Jake Holt is a trademarks corporate counsel at Amazon in the US
Kinga Palińska is an IP team member at CD Projekt in Poland
Mila Misevska is an IP lawyer at Play’n Go in Malta
Alix Lesage is a legal counsel at France Brevets in France
Thibault Saurat is a group patent manager at Ontex in Belgium
Hyeran You is a senior legal counsel at Samsung Electronics in South Korea
Morgan Seisson is a European patent attorney at Nestlé Institute of Material Sciences in Switzerland
Daniela Valera is a legal assistant at Backus (part of AB InBev) in Peru