Girish B. Ratanpal, JD, PhD, MSEE

Senior Associate, Intellectual Property

Girish Ratanpal is an experienced patent attorney and a Senior Associate on the IP team. Prior to joining the Innovators Legal/Anzu team, he spent over fourteen years working as a technical specialist at law firms in Houston and Boston. He is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of computer networking, optical networks, Fiber-Channel networks and switches, electronic design automation (EDA), hybrid power supplies, vehicle battery systems, display devices, micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) devices, optical devices, communication, deep learning, signal processing, analog and digital circuits, medical devices, and consumer electronics, including but not limited to storage area networks, audio and video conferencing systems, and implantable cochlear and spinal stimulators. He has also assisted in patent infringement and invalidity analysis related to complex technologies in the fields of computer networks, encryption, memory systems, display devices, heat exchange controllers, oil field exploration, and power conversion electronics, as well as re-examinations, patent portfolio analysis, and freedom to operate analysis.

Dr. Ratanpal received his Bachelor of Engineering in industrial electronics from Pune University in India. He then went on to obtain his MSEE from State University of New York at Binghamton and his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia. While working for a Boston intellectual property law firm, Dr. Ratanpal completed his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and before the USPTO.

Dr. Ratanpal has authored three technical publications, including publications in IEEE Transactions on Secure and Dependable Computing and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications.