Practice Areas



  • State of Indiana, 2013


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, JD, 2012

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, MBA, 2012

Purdue University, MS in Computer Science, 2006

University of Pune, BE in Computer Engineering, 2004


  • Hindi
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Tanmay Dharmadhikari

404.607.9991, ext. 2101

Tanmay Dharmadhikari works closely with clients to strategize the protection and monetization of their creative endeavors on a global stage. Tanmay partners with his clients to understand their vision and business model and ensures that the appropriate IP assets are identified, protected, and enforced. He has drafted 300+ patent applications, prosecuted 500+ patent applications, analyzed several competitor portfolios, and conducted multiple patent mining sessions to identify high-value innovations. He has counseled companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

Tanmay focuses his practice around electrical/computer-based innovations. He has secured computer hardware patents, such as processor architecture, memory chips, modems, 2D/3D scanners, IoT, cloud computing. He has also secured computer software patents, such as operating systems, virtual machines, blockchain, mobile applications, software testing systems, database systems, cloud computing, etc. Some example areas include Artificial Intelligence: neural network architectures, neural network hardware chips, resistive processing units and their applications in natural language processing solutions, object detection and scanning solutions, computer-assisted surgery solutions, computer vision solutions, etc.; Vehicle Technology: automated driver assistance, V2V communications, infotainment systems, steering systems, exhaust systems, etc.; 3D measurement and imaging: 2D/3D scanners, photogrammetry, SLAM-based solutions, etc.; Telecommunications: modems, IoT-based solutions, security systems, etc.

Before switching to the field of law, Tanmay was an engineer at a biomedical device manufacturing and automation company. He has hands-on experience with algorithm development, parallel programming, GPUs, testing, etc. Tanmay is an inventor on several patents himself.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2022-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2020-2021

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-2019

Associate, Brinks Gilson and Lione, 2013-2015

Scientific Advisor, Brinks Gilson and Lione, 2012

Senior Software Development Engineer, Beckman Coulter, 2006-2012

Graduate Research Assistant, IUPUI, 2004-2006


"War Stories and Practical Applications of Intellectual Property," Sanders Hillis, Richard Stanley, Michael Hussey, Tanmay Dharmadhikari, Paul Lunsford, The Indiana, ACC-Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 10, 2014



Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners  Association

  • Asian Practice Committee Member

Indianapolis Bar Association

Kelley Alumni Leadership Network – Alumni Career Advisor 

Community/Civic Involvement

Volunteer Brief Judge, AIPLA Moot Court Competition, 2017

Ask-A-Lawyer-Day Volunteer, Indianapolis Bar Association