Biography

Sameer Gokhale is a partner in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. He prosecutes patents for a diverse clientele in the electrical and mechanical fields, including printing and copying technology, semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing, display systems, digital rights management, and personal electronic devices. Additionally, as a wireless industry patent attorney, he has prosecuted patents for wireless communications technologies.

Mr. Gokhale is a knowledge leader at Oblon in the topics of functional claiming and statutory subject matter. Mr. Gokhale has given several presentations on how recent changes in U.S. patent law impact patent prosecution and patent enforceability related to computer-based technologies, with an emphasis on the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing.

Prior to joining Oblon, Mr. Gokhale served as a Patent Examiner in display systems art at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During that time, he reviewed patent applications related to liquid crystal display (LCD) drivers, plasma display drivers, and display input devices. He now draws upon this experience to expedite the patent prosecution process for his clients.

Before attending law school, Mr. Gokhale was an engineering consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in the fields of satellite communications and network integration. His work included evaluating systems and standards for providing network communications and Internet access to deployed military personnel.

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Maryland College Park (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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