Kiran K. Patel

Associate
Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Kiran offers strategic guidance and assistance in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He also litigates patent matters before United States federal courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He works closely with clients to develop and implement intellectual property strategies that help them to maximize their technological innovations. His counsel extends to all stages of patent prosecution and patent litigation, including developing concepts into patentable products; preparing infringement and validity studies; filing for provisional and non-provisional patent applications; assisting in all stages of patent prosecution, and preparing opinions including Freedom to Operate (FTO) opinions, Patentability Opinions and Invalidity Opinions.

Kiran is particularly experienced in preparing and prosecuting patents in various technological fields that span several technologies such as, electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, life science and chemical arts. He also helps clients negotiate licensing agreements and develop strategy for his client’s patent portfolios.

Kiran’s training in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science gives him an in-depth understanding of the technologies behind his clients’ inventions. He has worked with many different types of technologies including the areas of electrical engineering and computer science including circuitry and signal processing; electromagnetics; digital logic; semiconductor fabrication techniques and semiconductor devices; processors, memory and computer architectures (TCAMs), data processing (including Hilbert-Huang data transformation); electronic circuitry including OLED displays; lasers; nano-technology; digital cameras and other optical devices; communications devices; computer programs and web applications; printers and print-error diffusion techniques; hybrid car technologies; and color sampling algorithm. Kiran has also advised clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries on gene expression, drug delivery compositions, RNA processing and polymer technologies.

Education

John Hopkins University School of Engineering, M.S. – Computer Science/Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, LL.M. – Intellectual Property Law, concentration in Patent Law, Dean’s Merit Scholar, 2013

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., McDonagh and Academic Award Scholarship Recipient, 2012

Drexel University, B.S. – Biology/Biomedical Engineering, McDonagh and Academic Award Scholarship Recipient, 2008

Admissions

State of New York

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court of New York, All Districts

Supreme Court of the State of New York, Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division

United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

COMMITTEES/ASSOCIATIONS

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Bar Association (ABA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Licensing Executive Society (LES)

New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

South Asian Bar Association (SABA)

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Kiran worked at boutique intellectual property firms in New York, NY and Washington, D.C. and in the intellectual property practice group of a large, full service law firm.

Speaking Engagements

“Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Food Law,” at Johns Hopkins University – School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

“Introduction to U.S. Jurisprudence, Patent Law and Technology Licensing: Less Attention to Food Labeling Laws and More Attention to the Plant Patent Act,” at La Comunicazione Pubblicitaria Tra Contratto e Informazione, Perugia, Italy

Publications

“Financial Reform and Recovery Enforcement Act,” 13 Duq. Bus. L.J. 119, Duquesne Business Law Journal, January 13, 2011

“Addictive Disorders in Nutritional Diseases,” Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., September 2010

“International Food Law and Policy,” Springer Academic Publishing, 2015, Co-Editor

“International Farm Animal, Wildlife & Food Safety Law,” Springer Academic Publishing, 2016, Co-Editor