Palak focuses her practice on representing software and telecommunications companies in patent cases and other intellectual property litigation. She drafts motions, conducts legal research and coordinates discovery in actions related to patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation. As a certified privacy professional in the U.S. with a background in computer engineering, Palak also counsels clients on privacy and data security matters.
Palak developed her ability to understand complex software concepts from her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and her ability to explain those complicated concepts plainly from her leadership positions and advocacy work during law school. In college, Palak wrote software code and worked on large engineering projects. Her senior design group created a cloud-based file storage system, and Palak built and maintained the back-end server for the system. She has also designed and produced a printed circuit board (PCB) as a college project.
While working at a patent prosecution boutique, Palak drafted several patent applications involving software for telecommunications and computer operating systems. She has also worked on patent applications for start-ups developing natural language processing software.
Palak has represented leading technology companies in litigation focused on a variety of products, including:
- two-factor authentication—Palak represented a company involved in two factor authentication for mobile devices in a patent infringement action in the District of New Jersey;
- electronic health record software—Palak represented a large multinational company involved in providing health technology solutions in several actions regarding patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas;
- radioactive tracer services—Palak represented a multinational company in an action for misappropriation of trade secrets in the Western District of Oklahoma; and
- video game technologies—Palak is representing two large multinational video game companies in patent infringement actions in the Eastern District of Texas and the Central District of California.
Patent Litigation: Emerging Trends from the Plaintiffs' Bar, Secret Sauce IP BBQ CLE, Kansas City, Kansas, September 14, 2018 (with Aaron Hankel).
Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Practice and How to Address Them, Tackling Changes in IP: A Practical Blueprint, Houston, Texas, April 25, 2018 (with Sharon Israel).
The Best Kept Secret in Engineering: Why You Want a Patent on Your Resume, Society of Women Engineering Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2014.