Dr. Anu Vaidyanathan is the Founder of PatNMarks, an Intellectual Property Consulting firm with offices in Austin, Bangalore and Chennai. Anu received her PhD in Electrical Engineering at UC Canterbury setting the Department and University record in 26 months. She has been affiliated with both the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad teaching courses in Computer Architecture, Innovation and Business Policy. Anu is a regular speaker at forums on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership. Anu is also an award-winning endurance athlete representing India in long-course triathlon.