Ms. Rashmi S. Raj is Vice President of the Intellectual Property Legal Department for Nielsen. She is actively engaged in reviewing and advising on the global IP landscape for the company. Her areas of focus include patent assertions, licensing, open source, M&A, trademarks, patent prosecution and commercial transactions.
Prior to Nielsen, Ms. Raj worked in the intellectual property departments of multinational technology companies Pentair/Tyco & Siemens.
During her free time, Ms. Raj is dedicated to advancing females in engineering and science. For the last 20 years, she has offered a yearly scholarship at her local high school for a young woman who has demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in pursuing science or engineering in honor of her mother: Dr. Swadesh Sharma Raj.
She is a recipient of the City College Grove School of Engineering's Annual Women in Engineering Appreciation Award. She has also led and participated in a panel discussion at the MIP Women Leadership Forum in 2017 (NY, NY) on China – US IP Trade Wars: Policy and business concerns.
Ms. Raj earned her J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law, & a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. She is registered to practice law in NY & NJ and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is an active member of several legal organizations. She enjoys long walks, traveling and cooking with her husband and 5 year old daughter.