Devika Kornbacher is an intellectual property and technology lawyer who leverages her extensive technological knowledge and experience to assist clients in such fields as energy, sports, aviation, software and hardware.
Devika advises on obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing intellectual property rights, as well as on other technology-related legal matters that might arise in all aspects of her clients’ business.
She is experienced in handling a wide array of transactions,
including commercialization agreements, license agreements, reseller
agreements, collaboration agreements, joint ventures, software development
agreements and patent clearances. In addition she counsels clients on digital
media, open source software, cybersecurity, and other technology-related issues.
Devika serves as the Chair of V&E’s Cybersecurity & Data
Privacy Task Force and she heads the firm’s Technology Transaction Team. Chambers USA recognized Devika as “Up and Coming” in
the field of intellectual property law in 2017 and 2018 and a “Recognized
Practitioner” in 2019.
Devika’s passion for technology and computers started when she was
a child. She began programming at a young age and eventually received an
engineering degree. She worked as a design engineer, designing near-shore and offshore oil and gas
platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Nigeria before deciding to
switch gears and pursue a legal career.
Devika has been designated a Certified Information Privacy
Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy
In addition to her active legal practice, Devika devotes time to supporting
Children at Risk, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of
children in Texas. She will become Chair of the Board of Directors of the
organization in 2020.