Rajesh Vallabh

Counsel, Registered Patent Attorney - Boston

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617.832.1268

617.832.7000

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Rajesh (Raj) Vallabh is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He has over 20 years of experience as a registered U.S. patent attorney. With degrees in both electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, his practice involves patent prosecution and litigation in a wide range of technologies including computer software and hardware, electronics, robotics, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, consumer products, industrial processes, e-commerce, financial services, social media, and clean energy technologies. 

Raj advises both U.S. and foreign clients on developing and implementing intellectual property strategies, including establishing invention disclosure programs and building robust patent portfolios. He has extensive experience in preparing both utility and design patent applications and representing clients at the U.S. Patent Office.

In addition, Raj performs risk assessment and design-around analysis for new products and renders opinions on patent infringement and validity. He also evaluates IP assets in connection with corporate transactions.

Raj handles post-grant proceedings, including Inter Partes review. 

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Education:

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude
  • Southern Methodist University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, cum laude

Involvement

  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • TiE Boston
  • Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups, MassChallenge Bootcamp (2019)
  • Panel on Protecting IP in China, Greentown Labs (2017) 
  • Legal Challenges of Doing a Startup in Cleantech, Cleantech Open East Coast Academy (2017)
  • IP for Startups, Cleantech Academy (2012 - 2016)
  • IP Workshop for Minority Businesses, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice (2016)
  • Protecting Your IP, MassChallenge Bootcamp (2015)
  • Design Patents and the Hague System, Patent Prosecution Group Meeting (2015)
  • Protecting IP Rights in the International Marketplace, WIPO Seminar (2014)
  • Law School for the Tech Entrepreneur, Tech Talk Tuesday (2012)
  • Practical Advice for Technology Companies Managing Intellectual Property in Post America Invents Act, Foley Hoag Program for Technology Companies (2012)
  • Patent Office Review Procedures Under the New Patent Law, Boston Patent Law Association (2011)
  • Recent Changes in Patent Law Affecting High Technology Companies and Entrepreneurs, IEEE Consultants Network (2010)
  • Patent Law Fundamentals, Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Summit (2009 - 2011)
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  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)