Dhakshina is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has over 10 years of experience in patent matters and handles patent drafting and prosecution relating to technologies in the field of chemistry, polymer, specialty chemicals, agrochemicals, personal and health care, material science, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and bio-pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in all kind of patent searches, patent drafting, prosecution of patent applications worldwide, patentability and FTO opinions, patent due diligence and patent portfolio management. He has worked at in-house Patent cells of leading pharmaceutical companies including Orchid Pharma, Piramal and Suven Life Sciences Ltd. Prior to entering the patent field, Dhakshina gained hands-on technical experience in process research and development for active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates in the laboratory of Orchid Pharma. He has patent publications as an inventor and also presented poster to his credit at ACS conferences, Philadelphia. Dhakshina did his Masters in chemistry from University of Madras. He is a certified patent agent with Indian Patent Office and also holds PG diploma in patents law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.