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Vishak Ganesh


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Vishak is an associate and registered patent attorney with a background in electrical engineering. As a patent prosecution and strategic counseling professional, he helps clients develop and implement patent protection strategies.

Vishak provides comprehensive prosecution services, including working with inventors to identify patentable innovations, conducting and analyzing results of patentability searches, and formulating patent growth and protection strategies based on the competitive landscape. He also drafts freedom-to-practice opinions to help companies design and develop unique products.

He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for products involving the use of cutting-edge machine learning, neural network, and artificial intelligence techniques — including technologies relating to automobiles, natural language processing, cooling systems for electric vehicles, virtual and augmented reality systems, autonomous robots, interpretive behavioral models, digital content processing and management systems, and head-mounted display systems.

Vishak’s experience includes serving as a law firm patent associate and as a judicial law clerk for Judge Edward J. Davila of the US District Court of the Northern District of California, where he was the designated judicial law clerk on all pending IP matters. In addition, Vishak worked as a patent examiner for the US Patent & Trademark Office. During his tenure, he drafted office actions, conducted examiner interviews, and was responsible for granting or denying patents on behalf of the USPTO.

In his engineering career, Vishak served as a systems engineer for a leading industrial automation and integration services provider and for a global Fortune 500 electrical equipment manufacturer.

He enjoys counseling entrepreneurs on IP matters and has participated in start-up incubator programs.


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