Arjun Bala is the Managing Partner at Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP, a specialist IP firm focusing on US patent prosecution and patent due diligence for tech startups and VCs. He has been a registered patent attorney in India since 2004, and has qualified as a CPVA (Certified Patent Valuation Analyst) from the Business Development Academy, USA. Metayage acts as a single point of contact for IP strategy and IP protection worldwide. Prior to founding Metayage IP in 2006, he held key entrepreneurial roles, being the first hire at, and starting India operations for a US IP law firm where he prepared US patent applications for silicon valley startups, and heading the IP practice at a global Legal services company.
Arjun is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, and holds a Diploma in IP Law from IES, Mumbai. He has been a speaker at prestigious IP conferences such as the LES CTBL conference, the Global IP Convention, and at the IP Leadership Forum 2014, and the CII conference on ICT patents. In addition, he has conducted IP workshops for IAN, NEN, GINSERV, the NASSCOM Startup Warehouse, and Microsoft Accelerator. He has been an IP consultant for incubators such as IIT Bombay’s SINE, PSG-STEP, VIT-TBI, IIIT-H, and GINSERV. Arjun is a member of TiE, IACC, and FIICC.