About Us

With a global presence, we provide high-quality, reasonably priced, analytical and consulting services to assist clients in various stages of the IP value chain. AshmarIP specializes in helping clients to maximize the economic value of their Intellectual Property.

AshmarIP was founded by successful technology entrepreneurs who are inventors themselves. Our knowledge and appreciation of the process involved with the invention and the subsequent patent filing has defined the company’s approach and its deliverables.

Our team includes world class domain experts in all major fields of innovation. You will be benefited from our experience, expertise, customer service and devotion to Intellectual Property.

AshmarIP is a client driven Intellectual Property firm. Many of our standard reports and services have been derived from providing customized solutions to individual clients. Our diversified client base includes University Technology Transfer Offices, Corporate IP Offices, Attorneys, Startups, Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms. Each has their own unique requirements. Our experience allows us to work within each market with expertise.

our services

AshmarIP provides a full range of Intellectual Property Services to help clients with technical and market assessment of their technology. We have grouped our services into four major categories:

Patent Research & Analysis

We help our clients decide their future path when it comes to an invention they are working on. We perform prior art searches to determine the patentability of the invention, as well as state of the art, patent landscape, and detailed portfolio analysis reports.

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Our team comprises of highly skilled professionals that have experience of drafting the utility patent specifications, design specifications and patent illustrations. We provide patent prosecution services including office action execution.

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Patent Commercialization Assistance

We help identify key players in the given technology space who could be potential targets for licensing and/or research funding so as to help the client in marketing its patent.

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Patent Litigation Support

We perform Invalidity/Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate, Patent vs. Product, and Claim Chart Analysis as a part of our patent litigation support services.

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our team

Our squad, full of experienced leaders from the technical, business, and legal industry who are passionate about work they do.

Anurag Bist
Founder & Chairman

Dr. Bist brings years of entrepreneurial, leadership and Intellectual Property domain experience to the founding team of AshmarIP. In 1999, he co-founded VxTel that was acquired by Intel for $550 Million in cash. Dr. Bist has held various technical and management positions in companies such as Intel, Conexant Systems, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems and AT&T Bell Labs. He holds over 20 US patents and has several other patents pending, and is a past recipient of IEEE Capocelli award for paper in Data Compression Conference.

Rakesh Malaviya
CEO & Board member

Mr. Rakesh Malaviya holds a mammoth experience of more than 35 years in Corporate Marketing in various industry verticals. A blend of unique sales acumen and extraordinary marketing skills, depict his impressive success record. Mr. Malaviya has worked in wide ranging fields of corporate management in companies like Sarabhai Ltd., Inalsa (Shriram Group). He has been associated with international brands like Georgia (Coca Cola) & Glaxo Smithkline. His entrepreneurial journey includes NexGenEduServe, a leading educational content service provider in India.

M M Pant
Founder & Board Member

Dr. Pant holds a Ph.D. in computational physics, along with a professional law degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Prof. Pant has been the Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India and has been on the faculty of IIT, Kanpur and visiting professor at University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany and Sweden. He is also founder and Chairman of Planet Edu, one of the largest educational services company in India.

Arie Shen
Senior Director of Sales

Coupled with his business development and sales acumen, Arie’s background allows him to identify emerging opportunities and negotiate unique positions for his clients in multiple markets, including high tech, biotechnology, green tech, and consumer products. For over a decade, as an executive manager for publicly traded companies, Arie managed professional services and ran P&L operations with sales responsibility for publicly traded software vendors.

Henry Cittone

Henry J. Cittone litigates intellectual property disputes in federal courts and prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office for clients from various industries, including the software, 3-D television, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, medical imaging, alternative energy and fluid delivery industries. His litigation experience, both defending and asserting patents, provides clients with unique insight when seeking their own intellectual property rights.

Anil Mankar

Mr. Mankar is a semiconductor industry executive with over 30 years of product development and management experience in various semiconductor systems technologies. Products developed under his leadership have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue over the product lifecycles. He brings in hands on knowledge of fables semiconductor industry ecosystems, process technology, semiconductor IPs, design methodologies, EDA tools and complements that with excellent business development and marketing experience.

Hamid Lalani

Mr. Lalani is a veteran high-tech executive with a successful track record spanning both Silicon Valley venture funded start-ups as well as multi-national IP intensive corporations like GE and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU). He was head of marketing of one of ALU’s largest North American division taking it from $350M to $1.2B in annual revenue. He is currently also on the staff of X/Seed capital, the country’s premier seed venture funds.

Sunny Kalara

Dr. Kalara is a veteran IP and Business attorney and has specialized legal and business experience with large international law firms, multi- media companies and emerging companies. He is a frequent lecturer and media commentator on legal and business issues. Formerly, Dr. Kalara was with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, in their Los Angeles office, where his practice was focused on IP counseling, business litigation and technology transactions. He is licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark office and is a Certified Licensing Professional.

Peter Businger

Mr. Businger is practicing IP Lawyer in New Jersey, USA. He has over 30 years of practicing law experience. His prior experience included technical positions at AT&T Bell Labs, New Jersey. He holds a MS in computer science from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Texas, Austin, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University, Newark, New Jersey

Antonio Ortega

Dr. Ortega is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California. He is a world-renowned researcher in the field of multimedia and video processing. He has been involved in innovating and commercializing technologies from his lab for last two decades. He has also been involved as founder and advisors for several start-up companies.


A Corporation’s True Worth can be measured by strength and quality of its customer Relationships. At AshmarIP, we strive to deliver fully detailed quality analysis to meet a client’s IP/Patent needs.

Don’t go by our words, read on to see what some of our clients have felt and shared about our working and services.

  • Attorney

    AshmarIP services are excellent in quality…we found the prior art search reports very useful for prosecution and filing the patent application…they really helped us to reach the decision of patentability of the subject matter. I strongly recommend AshmarIP; it is a superior IP solutions firm.

  • Business

    We used AshmarIP for some of our IP / patent needs and we got reasonably priced high quality work that was delivered on time…… they are top notch and we intend to use them extensively going forward.

  • University TTO

    We’re very pleased with the quality of AshmarIP’s work…… We show your report whenever I get asked about prior art searches... Your claim chart comparison is one of a kind and everyone I have shown it to appreciate the benefit it offers.

  • Startup CEO

    We used AshmarIP for some of our IP / patent needs and we got high quality work at a reasonable cost. Anurag and his team are top notch and we plan to use them extensively moving forward.

  • Vice President
    Product Development

    This Looks Great. Your Team really Understands our Products and IC Technology

  • Venture Capitalist

    AshmarIP, A very Interesting company that provides Patent Research Services that we've recently used in one of our Portfolio and we're very happy with their results.

  • College Dean

    "By the way, I am very Impressed with these Reports. I have never had an office of Technology Liscensing Provide such a comprehensive Evaluation. Well Done!"

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