OUR PEOPLE

 

Janaki K. Davda

PATENT ATTORNEY, PARTNER

Ms. Davda has been practicing intellectual property law since 1994, specializing in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the computer and software arts. Ms. Davda has written and/or prosecuted patent applications in various fields, including storage systems, network technology, video processing technology, encryption technology, database systems, storage systems, compilers, printing systems, software development tools, modem and communications technology, operating systems, conferencing technology, and computer architecture. Ms. Davda has also written and/or prosecuted applications directed to business methods, mechanical devices, and electro-mechanical medical devices.
 

Ms. Davda also has prior experience as Senior Corporate Counsel of EncrypTix, Inc., where she managed the company’s patent portfolio. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Davda was a software engineer at Unisys, Corporation, where she worked in the Operating Systems Department.



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
State of California, Bar No. 195005
Registered Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 40,684


EDUCATION
J.D., 1994, Boston University School of Law
B.S. Information & Computer Science, 1989, University of California at Irvine, (Phi Beta Kappa)


PRESENTATIONS

Co-Chair, LAIPLA 2001 Spring Seminar – Organized April 2001 Spring Seminar in Santa Barbara, CA.
 

Faculty, PLI Understanding the New Patent Law, March 31, 2000, San Francisco, CA. Prepared and presented article on “Claims of Priority and Pre-issuance Patent Damages Remedy.”
 

Faculty, AIPLA Advanced Electronics and Computer Law Seminar, June 12, 1998, San Diego, CA. Prepared and presented article on “Prior Art Searching at the PTO for the Electronic and Software Fields.”

E-mail : jdavda@ipmatters.com

Tel: 310-553-7973

 

David Victor

PATENT ATTORNEY, PARTNER

Mr. Victor has been practicing intellectual property law since 1993, and specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the computer, electronic, software, mechanical, and medical device arts, including utility and design patents. Mr. Victor also consults on patent legal matters and prepares patent infringement and validity opinions and studies. Previous experience includes patent litigation and licensing while practicing at large Intellectual Property law firms.



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
State of California, Bar No. 167296
Registered Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 39,867
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

EDUCATION
J.D, 1993.University of Southern California Law Center (Graduated in top 15%; Articles Editor on the Southern California Law Review).
M.B.A, 1989, The University of Texas at Austin (GPA: 3.9/4.0; Honors: Dean’s List, Sord Scholar, and Phi Kappa Phi).
B.A. Mathematics/Computer Science and Minor in Music, 1987 University of California at San Diego.
Coursera – Received Statement of Accomplishments in following courses: Game Theory (Jan. 2013) and Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity (April 2013).

PUBLICATIONS

University of Southern California Law Review, “An Analysis of an Affirmative Defense for Reverse Engineering Within a System of Legal Protection for Computer Software,” 66 So. Cal. Law Review 4, pgs. 1705-49 (May, 1993).
“The New Internet Domain Name Guidelines: Still Winner-Take-All,” Computer Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 5, pgs. 12-18 (May 1996), also published in Japanese in International Legal Strategy, Vol. V-3, pg. 17-27 (Mar. 15, 1996).

“Post Mortem, Liability for Infringing Material,” L.A. Daily Journal, pg. 7 (Oct. 24, 1996).

“Gilbert Hyatt: The Man Who Would Have Been Microprocessor King,” International Legal Strategy, published in three parts: I: Vol. V-1, pgs. 57-62 (Jan. 15, 1996); II: Vol. V-2, pgs. 37-41 (Feb. 15, 1996); III: Vol. V-3, pgs. 60-63 (Mar. 15, 1996).

E-mail : david@ipmatters.com

Tel: 310-553-7977

 

William K. Konrad

PATENT ATTORNEY (Non-Equity)

Mr. Konrad, one of the founding members of KRD&V, has over thirty-five years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technologies, principally for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Japan. Mr. Konrad’s practice has focused primarily on semiconductor devices and fabrication equipment, electronic circuits, microprocessor applications, computer hardware, software, and architecture, and controllers for data storage devices and printers. Mr. Konrad has also prepared and prosecuted patent applications for mechanical and electro-mechanical devices including printers and data storage devices.
 

Mr. Konrad has prepared numerous patent infringement, validity and design-around opinions, primarily in the electronic and computer arts. Mr. Konrad has supervised and participated in the critical preliminary motion phase of an interference in the United States Patent Office, involving semiconductor fabrication equipment technology. Mr. Konrad has prepared and prosecuted numerous third party reexamination requests to invalidate third party patents, again primarily in the electronic and computer arts.



ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Taught Patent Prosecution at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles,
CA (2000-2002).


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
State of California, Bar No. 94043
State of Illinois, Bar No. 1507001 (INACTIVE)
Registered Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 28,868
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


EDUCATION
J.D., 1977. University of Illinois.
B.S. Computer Engineering, 1974, University of Illinois


E-mail : wkonrad@ipmatters.com

Tel: 310-553-7970

 

Alan S. Raynes

PATENT ATTORNEY (Non-Equity)

Mr. Raynes, one of the founding members of KRD&V, has over 25 years of intellectual property law experience, focusing primarily on patent prosecution and client counseling. Mr. Raynes has filed and prosecuted numerous patent applications relating to a variety of technical fields, including the electronic, chemical and mechanical arts, with particular emphasis on semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, electronic packaging, disk drive devices, biomedical devices, and materials science.
 

Mr. Raynes has prepared numerous patent infringement and validity studies, and provided client counseling relating to licensing agreements and litigation matters. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Mr. Raynes worked as a ceramics engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
State of California, Bar No. 163,449
District of Columbia, Bar No. 445,100
State of Maryland, Admitted to Bar
Registered Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 39,809
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


EDUCATION
J.D., 1992, George Washington University.
M.S. Ceramic Science, 1989, Pennsylvania State University.
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1986, Johns Hopkins University.


E-mail : alanraynes@ipmatters.com

Tel: 310-871-8448

 

Rabindranath Dutta

PATENT AGENT

Dr. Dutta has been practicing intellectual property law since 2002, and specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the the computer, electronic, software, mechanical and medical device arts. Dr. Dutta has a comprehensive knowledge of most areas of Computer Science, including hardware and software, and Electrical Engineeing.

Prior to joining the firm in 2001, he was employed by IBM where he was the Chairman of the Patent Review Board of a major division with over 4000 employees. Dr. Dutta is a named inventor on over 280 US patent applications.



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Registered Patent Agent, Reg. No. 51,010

EDUCATION
Ph.D. (Computer Science), 1994, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
M.S. (Computer Science), 1987, University of Rochester, New York.
Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science & Engineering), 1985, IIT, Kharagpur, India.


PUBLICATIONS​

Dr. Dutta is named as an inventor on 146 issued U.S. patents and has been named as an inventor on 224 published U.S. patent applications. These patents and published patent applications are in various fields. For a complete list of U.S. patents and patent applications, please contact Dr. Dutta.



E-mail : rabi@ipmatters.com

Tel: 310-557-2292

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Our attorneys are supported by a staff of legal assistants with experience in both domestic and foreign patent prosecution matters.

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