Rahul Matthan is one of the founding partners of Trilegal and is the head of its technology practice based in Bangalore (India). Much of Mr. Matthan’s work is focused on IT and high-technology clients. His work includes technology transfer, IP strategy advice, technology M&A, venture capital investment, business process outsourcing, unfair competition, distribution and supply arrangements, dispute resolution relating to technology companies, and electronic commerce.
Mr. Matthan has advised various departments of the Government of India on policy matters pertaining to the national spatial data infrastructure and IP and is an active consultant to organizations involved in bringing e-governance solutions to various municipalities around the country. He has worked with the Unique Identification Authority of India to address the data protection concerns involved in rolling out a national identity scheme to the 1.2 billion residents. In addition to this project, he has developed an approach paper for the Government of India, outlining the form and substance of Indian data protection legislation. As a natural consequence of that work, he has since been involved in working with the Government of India to frame the proposed data protection law for the country.