Dr. Hemang Shah
IP and Innovation Strategy
I am passionate about technology and how it's applied to create products. I work on Intellectual Property (IP) strategy by maximizing inventions generated through engineering projects. As an innovation / IP / tech transfer evangelist, I frequently engage with the ecosystem participants including startups, academia, and the industry. I have run several programs to generate disruptions and patents.
I find myself frequently at the intersection of technology domains and truly enjoy the experience. I have worked on projects spanning semiconductors, multimedia (camera, display, graphics), MEMS, materials science, optics, and nanotechnology devices. Along the way, my teams found ways to innovate and that's how my journey into the field of intellectual property began.
One thing that greatly helps my projects on IP strategy is a hands-on experience in aspects of tech product development including systems engineering, device fabrication, characterization, and product development. I have been granted two US patents, have 10+ patents pending with US ad other international patent offices, several peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
Over the years, I have been a practitioner of Design Thinking and try to apply it to every project be it IP strategy or baking. The "professor" in me tries to impart this mindset to interns and start-ups. As a coffee lover, I am frequently found taking on new beans and coffee shops.