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 helps clients identify, protect, and manage intellectual property (IP) rights related to computer hardware and software arts. He partners with his clients to understand their vision, business model, technology, and competitive landscape. He has drafted 300+ patent applications, prosecuted 500+ patent applications, analyzed several competitor portfolios, and conducted multiple patent mining sessions. He also regularly prepares opinions on freedom-to-operate, infringement, and validity of patents.

Presently, Tanmay is helping clients secure patents related to vehicle technology, medical technology, IoT, computer architecture, 2D/3D scanning, and other electrical/computer-based innovations. Like everything else, artificial intelligence (AI) has found a way into most of his work. Some of Tanmay’s clients are working on improving AI systems themselves!

In addition to all aspects of US patent and trademark law, Tanmay has assisted with the Patent Cooperation Treaty and foreign country prosecution of patent applications.

Tanmay attempts to identify and balance his client’s tolerance for risk and the need for legal certainty surrounding their business and IP. He strives to counsel his clients to protect, compete, and grow based on their IP.

Tanmay is a Clinical Instructor of Patent Drafting and Prosecution with the NCPP. He is a committee member of IPOEF and an active member of several tech-based startup incubators.

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 Instructor, National Council on Patent Practicum, Inc., Patent Pipeline Program 

Volunteer Brief Judge, AIPLA Moot Court Competition, 2017

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