Our Team


Dr. DJ Nag is the President of Innovaito LLC, an intellectual property strategy think tank launched in 2018. Currently he also serves as an independent board member and Chair of the Governance committee at Crown Electrokinetics Inc (NASDAQ: CRKN), an energy saving technology company.

Previously, he was the Chief Investment Officer and head of IP and partnership at Ventech Solutions Inc., a healthcare technology company that manages quality data for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  He successfully led Ohio State University, Rutgers University and University of Nebraska’s technology transfer offices that included licensing, startups and investments.

As an entrepreneur he led a number of start-ups in the intellectual property strategy, artificial intelligence, and medical device space. His startup received SBIR funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Globally renowned as a consultant in patent monetization and intellectual property strategy, he has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, universities, and national governments. He was a Director of Ocean Tomo and a Vice President at ICAP Ocean Tomo leading patent transaction markets. He was recognized as one of the top IP strategists by IAM300 in 2019. DJ was on the Board of AUTM, the leading technology transfer association, from 2012-14. He has been actively working with governments and universities in Poland, Japan, India, Turkey, Brazil, South Korea and Ukraine. 

Currently he teaches intellectual property strategy and negotiations as a Professor of Practice at Rutgers University, Lecturer at the ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, Portugal and Visiting Professor at Shizuoka University, Japan. He volunteers as the Chair of the Ohio IP Alliance, the Executive-in-Residence at the Dublin City Schools leading a startup academy for high school students and served on the Foundation board at the Dublin Methodist Hospital. 

He holds a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry, MS in chemistry and computer sciences, MBA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was summa cum laude in Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Engineering from Jadavpur University (top 10 in India) and received the M.L. Khorana Gold medal for placing #1 in India in pharmaceutical sciences (1992).

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Brian Cummings


Brian Cummings is a Partner at Innovaito and the CEO of Brevelex. Brian has had a successful career in starting hundreds of technology based companies and is passionate about changing the way in which breakthrough technologies get commercialized.

Dr. Mohua Bose

Senior Technology Analyst

Experience in R&D and project management, includes working at Inbios, Inc. She has a strong technical background that includes enzymology, protein engineering, immunodiagnostics, infectious diseases and Alzheimer’s disease.

Lillian Shaked

Legal Counsel 

Lillian specializes in corporate and commercial law, representing all development stages of Israeli, US and European high-tech companies. Lillian also works with some of Israel’s most prominent venture capital funds and their portfolio companies.