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Rajesh Patel is counsel with the Corporate, Finance and Investment Group practice in King & Spalding’s Houston Office. His practice focuses on Intellectual Property, primarily in transactional issues regarding licensing, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and due diligence.  He focuses primarily on licensing agreements relating to technology, know-how, and other intellectual property issues in the chemical, mechanical, and electrical arts, including the areas of patent preparation and prosecution, validity and infringement opinions, due diligence, and client counseling.

Rajesh has drafted and counseled on inbound and outbound license agreements relating to technology, know-how and other intellectual property types, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, software and data, while ensuring appropriate protections and ownership issues are fully vetted.

Rajesh has prosecuted U.S. and international patents based on a diverse range of technologies, including those relating to gasification processes, LNG processes, oil and gas downhole technology, oil extraction technology, oil field services, reservoir optimization processes, water purification systems, flameless combustion technology, hydrogen fuel cell technology, fuse and fuse chip technology, electrical wiring device technology, lighting technology, coolers, medical devices, and software technology. Rajesh also manages patent related work being performed within the Intellectual Property Technology Center (IPTC) out of King & Spalding’s Houston Office. Rajesh further provides IP diligence in transaction deals related to acquisitions, divestitures and mergers. Rajesh further provides client counseling with respect to various client IP activities, including providing information on competitor IP activities, agreement work, patent filings, design-around options, and opinion work, such as freedom to operate, infringement, non-infringement, and invalidity.

Upon graduation, he spent five years working as a Process Design Engineer for Fluor Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group. As a Process Design Engineer, Rajesh designed chemical plants for several clients, including DuPont, Monsanto, Eastman Chemicals, Rhone Poulenc, Occidental Chemicals, and BASF. His experience included designing grass-roots chemical plants and capital expansions to existing chemical plants. He has been involved from the front-end design phase and continued through the detailed engineering design phase.

Credentials

J.D., University of Houston Law Center

B.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office

English

Gujarati

Hindi

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Credentials

J.D., University of Houston Law Center

B.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office

English

Gujarati

Hindi