Innovation and Intellectual Property Consultant
Dr. Vassilios Vlahakis is a Senior Innovation, Intellection Property and Patent Consultant with 10 years of top level experience combining technical, business and legal expertise. He is currently the Director of Kainagora Innovation and Intellectual Property Consultants, which he founded in 2007. He has helped large Multinationals, SMEs and Startup companies to create their IP Strategy for minimizing risk, protecting their inventions, increasing their ROI for R&D, and developing new products and services. He has participated in M&As involving IP due diligence and valuation and has helped companies create new business opportunities exploiting IP intelligence. He has drafted dozens of patent applications in the US, and EU, and has prosecuted international patent applications and formulated defense against infringement cases.
He has served as Patent Portfolio Manager for Globo Mobile S.A. from 2012 to 2015 creating and running the company’s IP department and supervising IP activities in the Globo Group. He was Patent Engineer at Pappas IP Law Firm from 2009 to 2010. From 2001 to 2007 he worked as Project Manager at Intracom Telecom S.A. managing R&D and commercial projects and undertaking business development and commercialization of research results. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as R&D Engineer at NCSR Demokritos. Prior to that, he worked as Research Engineer at General Electric Medical Systems S.A. in Paris from 1998 to 1999.
Dr. Vlahakis has a total of twenty years of hands-on experience in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, electronics, biomedicine, culture, maritime, banking, academia, government, manufacturing & operations, and chemicals. He has worked with cutting edge technologies from their early days of development including augmented and virtual reality, personalized information systems, mobile computing, telemedicine, and 3D imaging.
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, DIC, and MSc from Imperial College, London, the Executive International MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering from UMIST, Manchester. He has received numerous awards for his work and has been trained in IP Law and Total Quality Management (Six Sigma).