Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to welcome Chitra M. Kalyanaraman as Of Counsel in the firm’s San Francisco office where she will be a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.
“We are excited to have Chitra join our firm and our existing team of intellectual property attorneys,” said Sasha Rao, Chair of Maynard’s Intellectual Property Practice. “Chitra’s strong computer science background and extensive experience in the computer and electrical arts make her a great addition to our nationwide IP practice.”
Chitra joins Maynard Cooper from the D.C. office of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto where she prosecuted patents in the computer, electrical, and mechanical arts over a wide range of technical areas. “I am looking forward to working with Maynard’s innovative clients in the Bay Area,” Chitra said. In addition to patent prosecution, Chitra also has experience in patent infringement litigation and in drafting petitions in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office post-grant contested proceedings, including reexamination and inter partes review proceedings, representing both requestors and patent owners. Chitra received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Offering comprehensive services to clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property team combines an entrepreneurial spirit with strategic focus and deep experience in legal areas critical to our clients’ success. Our lawyers have represented major companies in industries that include: electronics and computers; software, big data and Internet; mobile and wireless; financial technology; drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; and medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.