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Shankam, Ph.D., Vivek P.
Vivek P. Shankam, Ph.D.
Patent Agent*
P: +1.512.494.3604
F: +1.800.404.3970

Monica MacLeod


Vivek Shankam is a patent agent in Bracewell’s technology section and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He prepares and prosecutes electrical, mechanical, computer software, telecommunications, and business method patent applications. He regularly conducts novelty searches and advises clients on patentability of inventions and freedom to operate. He also assists clients in conducting IP due diligence in M&A deals as well as drafting patent and technology licensing agreements.

Vivek has experience working with large multinational clients, and has worked as a patent portfolio manager at a Fortune 100 company. He has managed parallel prosecution in 13 countries including the U.S., Japan, China, and India, as well as several European countries. Prior to his career in intellectual property, he was employed at North Carolina State University where he researched and developed new methods for processing fibers into textile structures using wireless micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology.


M.B.A., Finance, Fordham University, 2011
Ph.D., Fiber and Polymer Science, Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2005
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2003
B.S., summa cum laude, Bangalore University, 2001

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Member, Licensing Executive Society
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

*Non-Attorney Consultant