Pranay Pattani has been involved with intellectual property matters for over 14 years. A hands-on attorney, Pranay works closely with clients to develop strategies to procure, protect, and enforce clients’ intellectual property rights. He has counseled clients ranging from emerging entities to large domestic and foreign companies.
Pranay leverages his strong educational and professional training in the field of telecommunications to grow and protect worldwide patent portfolios covering 3GPP communication technology, manage all aspects of patent procurement, and negotiate with examiners to facilitate compact prosecution and issuance of patents.
Additionally, Pranay has significant experience defending and enforcing clients’ rights and has architected multiple post-grant petitions to invalidate Patent Owner’s key patents. Pranay’s representation contributed to consummation of the largest ever licensing deal (worth over $2Billion).
Pranay has experience in transactional work and drafting agreements covering licensing, acquisition, and distribution of technology including software, hardware, protected data, patents, brands, and creative works.
Prior to practicing law, Pranay was a senior engineer at Motorola and oversaw design and implementation of circuitry in mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, portable computers, and cameras) from early schematic concepts through product launch and into maintenance of line support. While serving as a Technical Reviewer on Motorola’s Patent Committee, Pranay evaluated invention disclosures submitted by Motorola’s scientists and acted as a liaison between the scientists and Motorola’s in-house counsel regarding feasibility of the submitted disclosures.
Pranay is a strong believer in giving back through charity. Among other contributions, Pranay averages over 50 hours of pro bono work annually. Pranay regularly publishes and speaks on currently relevant intellectual property matters. Pranay is an avid golf and tennis player.
Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
(J.D.) – 2012
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, honors) – 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia