Anita Bhushan practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular emphasis on litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Ms. Bhushan's litigation experience includes conducting pre-litigation investigations, analyzing patents and technical issues relating to trade secrets, preparing pleadings and briefs, assisting technical experts with preparation of expert reports, and examining and defending fact and expert witnesses at deposition and trial.
Ms. Bhushan also maintains a counseling and prosecution practice with a focus on electrical and computer technologies. As part of her prosecution practice, she has participated in numerous reexamination proceedings and appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has participated in licensing negotiations and due diligence investigations, and she has provided opinions of counsel. She also drafts and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications.
Ms. Bhushan has experience in a wide range of electrical and semiconductor technologies, particularly in the telecommunications industry and in nanoscale semiconductor device fabrication and characterization. She has worked on matters involving vehicle navigation systems, electronic programming guides, smartphones, software, wireless 2.5G, 3G, and 4G/LTE technologies, semiconductors, circuit design, computer architecture, consumer electronics, and various Internet-related technologies.
Ms. Bhushan also devotes time to pro-bono matters, representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Federal Circuit.
- Worked as a telecommunications engineer for the MITRE Corporation, where she simulated and designed prototype high frequency, wireless, and geo-location systems and studied and tested battery technology in order to select suitable solutions for various mobile applications, 2001, and 2003-2004.
- Masters of science degree in electrical engineering for work characterizing III-V quantum dot structures.
- Served on the Georgia State University Law Review as lead articles co-editor, 2006-2007; and member, 2005-2006.
- Former pupil, Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court, 2006-2007.
- Gained experience as a mediator while in law school and on a pro-bono basis while at Finnegan, mediating more than 100 cases in Fulton County Magistrate Court.
- Georgia Bar (Intellectual Property Section)
- Georgia State University College of Law Intellectual Property Advisory Board (co-chair, Moot Court Committee, 2009-2012)
- Coauthor. "Prohibitions on Assigning a Patent License Agreement and Interests Under the Agreement Do Not Prohibit Assigning Patents Licensed Under the Agreement," LES Insights, Oct. 18, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Organization May Challenge Patent Validity at the Patent Office Without Identifying or Binding Its Members if It Controls the Challenge Independent from Its Members," LES Insights, July 12, 2016.
- Section editor. Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015, April 2015.
- Coauthor. "Crowdsourcing Prior Art to Defeat 3D Printing Patent Applications: The Maker Movement," Manufacturers' Monthly, May 20, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Crowdsourcing Prior Art to Defeat 3D Printing Patent Applications," 3D Printing Industry, May 17, 2013.
- Coauthor. Veterans Appeals Guidebook: Representing Veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2013.
- "Bosley Medical Institute v. Kremer: The Winds Shift to Protect Cybergripers and a Circuit Split Blows into Town," Georgia State University Law Review, 2007.
- Coauthor. "HB 1313, Eminent Domain," Georgia State University Law Review, 2007.