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May 13, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Overview (Program Summary)

This presentation will provide a synopsis of intellectual property issues companies should be aware of as they scale from startups to publicly traded companies, including best practices for IP portfolio development, strategic IP acquisition and licensing, and litigation.  It will provide case studies to help illustrate common litigation strategies and timelines.



Brandon is a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice is centered on intellectual property counseling, litigation, and diligence. Brandon’s background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering enables him to advise clients across a range of complex technological areas. He has tried patent cases relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computers, and software. He also advises clients on strategic and business issues related to intellectual property, including portfolio management and valuation and licensing.

Over the course of his career, Brandon has defended some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies on patent matters. He has successfully represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters including the Internet, data networking, encryption technologies, telecommunications, electrochemical sensors, semiconductors, medical devices, and automotive technologies. He also has extensive experience litigating intellectual property cases for life sciences companies, including Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation.

Brandon has also represented clients in matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act.



Dr. Suparna Datta is Of Counsel and a registered patent attorney in Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property Group. She focuses her practice primarily on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the areas of wireless communication systems, optical and magnetic storage systems, error correction codes, and digital signal processing. Dr. Datta has extensive experience litigating complex patent cases, where she has successfully represented clients in both federal district courts and the International Trade Commission.

Dr. Datta has several years of experience as a researcher and engineer in coding and information theory. As a member of the DSP Solutions R&D Center of Texas Instruments, she conducted coding research for 3rd and 4th generation wireless standards. In particular, she investigated and designed LDPC codes for use in mobile wireless ADSL systems. She has worked with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center doing research for their Multimedia Communications System group. Additionally, she was a visiting assistant professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University, where she taught several electrical and computer engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

As a Presidential Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Datta’s doctoral work produced many new results in the area of coding for nonbinary runlength-limited channels. She has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals related to her work

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Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is a nationally recognized law firm that resolves complex business challenges with strategic legal solutions drawn from the collective mindshare of hundreds of attorneys across integrated practice areas. We collaborate with our clients to understand their businesses at a granular and personal level so that we are meticulously positioned to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Our one-firm, client-centric approach leverages the vast experience of our attorneys and a national geographic footprint to deliver comprehensive counsel for Fortune 500, publicly traded, and emerging and established companies operating across key industry sectors, including banking and financial services, healthcare, real estate, technology, construction and manufacturing. Maynard serves clients nationwide from its offices in Alabama (BirminghamHuntsvilleMontgomery, and Mobile), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Florida (Miami), New York, Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C.


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