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Devika’s practice focuses on obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on technology law in the context of mergers, acquisitions, investments, project development and day-to-day business transactions.  She counsels clients in fields such as energy, sports, aviation, software and hardware on digital media, open source software, cybersecurity, and other technology matters.  She also has experience with a wide-array of transactions, including commercialization agreements, license agreements, reseller arrangements, collaboration agreements, joint ventures, software development agreements, and patent clearances.  Devika leverages her background and experience to assist clients at every stage of their business, from product development and commercialization through divestments or exits.

Devika has also been designated a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lived there until attending the University of Houston to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She worked in the full-time ministry for two years before joining an engineering firm to design off-shore platforms.

Devika is also passionate about contributing to the community. She spends her time away from the office mentoring teens and serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Children at Risk.

Vinson & Elkins LLP
1001 Fannin St.
Suite 2500
Houston, TX

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Areas of Practice

Entertainment & Media
Intellectual Property
Science & Technology


Law Firm

Leadership Positions

Head - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Task Force Team Leader - Harvard Law School Recruiting

Law School

Harvard Law School

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