Our Team

Discover the varied personalities working on your IP.


Shridhar Naganna

head, india operations

Shridhar is qualified with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. In the past he founded Godels-i Consulting where he taught at several MNCs for Lean Systems, standards and processes. His expertise is in Quality Control and Market Research aligned towards success and failure models for new ventures and established practices.

He has performed extensive research on the Economics of Innovation along with Prof. Pavan Mamidi from Harvard Law School. He is currently working on an important contemporary topic viz. "Business Sustainability and Sustainable Innovations". He aims to address problems faced by blue chip companies in keeping up with changes in their business paradigm.

His current role at IPMetrix pertains to managing the entire operations including 35 personnel. He advises clients about their IP strategy and innovation processes. He has also grown IPMetrix's presence in many metro cities in India for better client interaction.

His interests include being an avid reader, researcher and guide to many. He has a passion to contribute to social causes has seen him in many avatars for furthering the cause of education among different strata of society. He has also served as a committee member of an Engineering College in Hyderabad.


Michael J. Pennington

IP Counsel

Michael is qualified with a J.D. specialized in Patent Law/Intellectual Property. w/ Certificate: The Center for Law, Technology & Communications from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.

His bar admission details State Bar of California License no. 243144. His USPTO reg. no. 59064 for PE LICENSE. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (California, 2005).

His Engineering experience includes Applications Engineer at Powerware / Invensys, Design Engineer/Electrical at Lambda Electronics, Electrical Engineer at TransCore (A division of Science Applications International Corporation)

His legal experience includes roles such as Senior Analyst at Cardinal IP - Law Group, Evanston, IL. He has reviewed searches and written opinions for PCT chapter-I. He has reviewed private client searches for patentability, freedom to operate, infringement analysis & patent validity. He has been a Patent Attorney for Martine, Penilla, & Gencarella, LLP, Sunnyvale, CA. He also has dealt with Patent application preparation and Patent prosecution

He has been a Patent Engineer at Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA. He prepared and drafted patent applications. He also interviewed inventors and updated group with potential inventions for filing Amended claims (US & PCT/Int'l.), directed foreign associates and conducted legal research. He also been a Patent Engineer at Nuvasive, Inc., San Diego, CA

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