||Srini Chakravathi, Slater and Matsil, LLP, will give a talk titled "Patent Law: Is it right for you?" Pizza will be served. All NCN@Purdue students are expected to attend.
Abstract: To explain what a career in patent law entails, I will address three broad categories: what are patents, what type of jobs exist, and why people move from engineering. Accordingly, I will start with a quick overview of the patent system, including the process of obtaining patents and generating value from patents. Next, I will compare and contrast the different roles of practicing patent professionals. After discussing the qualifications needed for a career in patent law, I will discuss what motivated different people in my firm to start on patent law and its pros and cons.
Bio: Dr. Srini Chakravarthi is a Patent Attorney at Slater & Matsil, LLP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property law. Srini’s practice is focused on various aspects of patent law relating to the generation of patents and protection of patent rights for technology companies. Previously, Srini was at Silicon Technology Development, Texas Instruments where he contributed in the areas of Technology CAD, device design, and process integration. Some of his leading contributions resulted in: defect free locally strained silicon technology at 90 nm, first demonstration of transistors with embedded SiGe at extensions, and understanding of Negative Bias Temperature Instability. He is an inventor in 24 patents and has published over 50 papers, which have resulted in about 900 citations. Srini received a J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 2011 and a Ph.D. from Boston University in 2000.