Saumil joined Clearcover in 2021 as General Counsel. Prior to joining Clearcover, Saumil spent a decade as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Gogo LLC (acquired by Intelsat), the leading provider of in-flight connectivity. In that role, Saumil provided legal oversight over M&A activities, intellectual property (IP) and commercial litigation, and he regularly negotiated IP and IT related transactions with airlines, airframe manufacturers, satellite capacity providers, and other key technology partners. Saumil also has extensive experience establishing innovation capture initiatives and providing strategic guidance over IP portfolios.
Prior to Gogo, Saumil worked as a senior attorney at IBM, and before that, in the IP transactions group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Saumil started his career in patent prosecution and litigation at Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd. He received his JD from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, an MS from the University of Virginia, and a BS in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.