Biography

Soumya (Soum) Panda is an senior attorney in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution and Post Grant Practice group.  Mr. Panda drafts and prosecutes patent applications for both domestic and foreign clients in a variety of technology areas, including in a wide range of electrical technologies including wireless communications and networking, digital signal and image processing, medical devices, semiconductors, fiber optics, computer architecture, finger print sensors, and LED displays.  Mr. Panda has also prepared invalidity and non-infringement opinions in these same technology areas.

Mr. Panda also has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB).  Mr. Panda has been involved in numerous post-grant proceedings representing both petitioners and patent owners.  Mr. Panda is also a member of the Federal Circuit where he has successfully defended PTAB decisions favorable to his clients.

In addition to his Post Grant work, Mr. Panda has experience representing clients in patent infringement proceedings in several district courts.

Mr. Panda graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he served as Senior Editor of the Law Review and participated in the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court competition.  While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe of the United States District Court of New Hampshire.

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D.)
  • University of Colorado (M.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • University of Colorado (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Admissions

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

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