about us

Some patent matters Require Research Profesionals.

Envision IP is a boutique law firm focusing on patent research and transaction support, and is able to maintain privilege for sensitive matters.

The firm is headquartered in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, a center for high-tech research and development, and home to global companies and leading universities. Our Manhattan office is located close to many of the world’s premier investment banks, financial institutions and law firms.

Maulin Shah, J.D.
Managing Attorney
Maulin is a patent attorney specializing in invalidity searching and patent valuation modeling, and he routinely assists clients with validity, infringement, patentability, and clearance opinions. In addition, Maulin has lectured at the NYU Stern School of Business on topics ranging from patent enforcement to IP licensing. Maulin is licensed in California and before the USPTO, and he is listed in the IAM Strategy 300 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists for 2015.

Maulin received dual BSc degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, and a JD from the University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and served as an Editor of the Technology Law and Policy Journal.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker: Diagnosing the U.S. Supreme Court Alice Decision’s Effect on the Patent Industry; Maintaining Value and Mitigating Invalidity Risk Moving Forward, LES Annual Meeting 2015, New York.
  • “Invalidity Studies - No Longer Just for Defendants.” Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Issue 72, July 2015.
  • “A Second Bite of the Apple? Potential to Expand an Invalidity Argument in an IPR is Not Precluded by Joinder.” Intellectual Property Today, May 2015.
  • Speaker: What are Investors Looking for in an IP Asset or Portfolio, IP Finance 2015, New York.
  • Speaker: Patents and the Open Source Community, All Things Open 2013, Raleigh, NC.
Alex lee
Director of Research Services, Scientific Advisor
Alex manages Envision IP’s search and analysis group, and is responsible for client engagement.  Alex is a former patent examiner with the USPTO, where he worked in various telecommunications-related art units. After leaving the USPTO, Alex served as a consultant at IBM Global Technology Services.  Alex’s primary areas of focus are consumer electronics and software technologies.
Alex received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. 
Scientific Advisor; Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Vinod specializes in chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and various pharmaceutical equipment, facilities, and process technology. Vinod is a 35 year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. He spent his engineering career at Merck & Co., Burroughs Wellcome, and GlaxoSmitKline as a senior project manager overseeing drug and consumer health products manufacturing.
Vinod received a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the Louisiana State University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Kesha Desai, m.d.
Scientific Advisor; Medical Devices, Imaging, and Healthcare Information Systems
Kesha is a board certified radiologist who specializes in musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging. Kesha's primary focus is on CT, MRI, and ultrasound technologies. She has extensive experience with prosthetic and implantable devices, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), medical voice transcription technology, and medical records systems.
Kesha received a BA in Psychology from Emory University, and her MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her radiology residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, followed by a MSK fellowship at Duke University.