Damodar Vaidya is a Co-Founding Partner of DServe Legal. Before founding DServe Legal, Damodar worked for more than 30 years in electrical, electronics, IT, and telecom companies including Larsen & Toubro, Philips, and Hughes. He has worked as Head of Business Unit and contributed to various critical top management functions.
Damodar has also worked with one of the leading law firms in India where he was leading the IPR and Tax verticals for over 15 years.
Especially, in the field of IPR, Damodar has led the team of engineers and lawyers who drafted and prosecuted valuable and complicated inventions and successfully obtained patents in India and other major jurisdictions.
Damodar has successfully handled high stakes litigations before High Court, Tribunals, and quasi-judicial authorities in various branches of law including international and corporate tax, stamp duty etc.
Given his strong technical and legal acumen, Damodar has also managed complex customs classification matters. Damodar has provided strategic consultancy and successfully handled variety of business structuring and cross-border transactions.
Over the years, Damodar has worked in a variety of industry sectors, including Automobile, ICT, E-Commerce, Digital Economy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, and FMCG.
Damodar is a regular speaker at various Forums like Industry Chambers, CII, WIPO and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Damodar is an Advocate enrolled at the Delhi Bar Council. Damodar is also registered as a Patent Agent and his other educational qualifications include MBA and B. Tech. [Mechanical Engineering].