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Education

  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

    Biomedical Engineering, cum laude, 2006

    Senior Article Editor, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • *not admitted in Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Corporate IP Management Committee, Member, 2016-17

South Asian Bar Association – NY Chapter (SABA-NY), Member

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Rikesh P. Patel

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Associate
  • T: 203.399.5924
    F: 203.399.5814

Rikesh Patel’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent counseling and patent prosecution in relation to a wide variety of medical device, mechanical, electrical, and computer technologies. Mr. Patel drafts and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications, and coordinates with international patent law firms to obtain harmonized, worldwide patent protection. Rikesh counsels clients on patent portfolio strategies, patent infringement, validity, and clearance. He also has substantial transactional IP experience, including conducting due diligence for patent portfolios requiring monetization in relation to patent licensing.

Previously, Rikesh worked as in-house patent counsel at a Fortune 500 global medical technology company, and as an associate at a notable intellectual property law firm in Washington, D.C. As in-house patent counsel, he gained experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical and electrical medical device technologies, both domestically and internationally. Some of Rikesh’s work as in-house counsel also involved counseling directors of various business units on patent portfolio strategy to maximize the value of their IP assets. While in-house, he worked with technologies including surgical instruments, navigation, robotic surgery, operating room technology, bone cement mixers, and other electromechanical devices involving a medical application. Rikesh managed and maintained an IP portfolio for the company’s largest division, which routinely exceeded US$1bn in sales. He also assisted in the development of the company’s patent life cycle.

While in private practice, Rikesh performed patent prosecution for a wide variety of technologies, including 3D printing, jet engines, transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems, telecommunications, semiconductors, image processing, and devices related to the “Internet of things” (IoT).

Rikesh also gained substantial transactional IP experience while working at a startup, including conducting due diligence for patent portfolios requiring monetization in relation to patent licensing strategies. In that regard, he was part of a team that created a patent pool for licensing over 200 patents (U.S. and foreign) essential to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11n Standard. Rikesh has also led the due diligence efforts in connection with licensing patents relating to stored value cards, OLED displays, and MEMS gyroscopes.

Rikesh is committed to blending his unique experiences from business to technology, and from startups to in-house, to benefit the firm’s clients. As their trusted advisor, he is committed to developing patent prosecution and transactional strategies that translate to robust patent portfolios capable of yielding long-term financial success.

Speaking

11/17/16
In-house Counsel Perspectives in the Post-AIA World
Moderator, South Asian Bar Association – DC Chapter Luncheon