Amrita practices all aspects of intellectual property law and counsels clients on matters involving patent prosecution, due diligence, freedom to operate, licensing, portfolio management and strategic development. Her broad background allows her to understand and assist clients with the complex legal and technical issues across different technologies.

Amrita has a rich legal, technical and business educational and occupational background. She graduated from Northwestern University with joint degrees — a J.D. and an MBA. Amrita also earned an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering and her B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Arizona. Before practicing law, Amrita collaborated on leading-edge technology teams as an application engineer, development engineer and senior software engineer for telecommunications, data storage, wireless and aerospace systems in companies such as Honeywell, Motorola, Seagate and ST-Ericsson. Her experience spans technologies regarding artificial intelligence (AI), wireless telecommunication technology, signal processing technology, advanced electric grid technology, electric vehicle systems, autonomous driving, power tools and semiconductor technology.

Examples of Amrita’s trial work include representing a technology company plaintiff involving HVAC electrical systems, defending a party against trademark and copyright infringement claims, defending a software company defendant against patent infringement claims involving financial software for auto dealerships, and representing a respondent against patent infringement claims involving optoelectronic devices before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Her client counsel involves providing guidance to entrepreneurs to protect property rights of inventions including information on leveraging patents and other forms of intellectual property and advising on a broad array of contractual matters.

Publications

Artificial Intelligence in Factories of the Future, The Illinois Manufacturer, First Quarter 2020 (with Robert Bowman).

Intellectual Property’s Role in the Smartphone Wars, The Legal Intelligencer, April 30, 2013.

Practical Considerations During the Uncertain Times of Software Patent Eligibility, IP Litigator, November/December 2013 (with Rob Maier).