Arpita Bhattacharyya Ph.D.
Arpita Bhattacharyya practices all aspects of patent law, including patent prosecution, client counseling, district court litigation, and post-grant proceedings, with an emphasis on patents related to medical devices, and electronic and mechanical technologies. Her prosecution and counseling practice includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications; portfolio development and management; due diligence investigations;
freedom-to-operate analysis; opinion writing; and post-grant proceedings, including reexamination and inter partes review (IPR).
Dr. Bhattacharyya's experience in U.S. district court litigation includes claim construction, working with technical and damages expert for depositions and trial, taking and defending depositions, examining expert witnesses at trial, and drafting motions and trial briefs throughout every phase of litigation.
Dr. Bhattacharyya's Ph.D. dissertation work focused on developing microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" technologies for point-of-care immunoassays and molecular diagnostics. While completing her Master's program, Dr. Bhattacharyya studied protein adsorption behavior in microfluidic channels and analyzed surface modification conditions that resist biofouling of MEMS devices. Aside from her field of research, Dr. Bhattacharyya gained technical experience in image processing, orthopedics, microfabrication, and biomaterials during her graduate studies. She also gained experience in a wide range of electrical technologies, including telecommunication devices, computer architecture, semiconductors, and robotics during her undergraduate studies.
Dr. Bhattacharyya devotes time to pro bono matters, often assisting veterans with claims before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Judicial intern for Honorable Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal at the U.S. District Court for the District of Mass., Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013.
- First place in the 2013 ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition.
- Second place in the 2012 Intellectual Property Writing Competition sponsored by Georgia State University College of Law for article, "Inequitable Conduct and Information Disclosure to the Patent Office: Business as Usual After Therasense and Supplemental Examination."
- Former Finnegan student associate, 2010-2013.
- Received Technology Development Grant from Boston University during Ph.D. studies for prototype development of a "lab-on-a-chip" for molecular diagnostics.
- Regular contributor to Full Disclosure, Finnegan's patent prosecution newsletter; and Finnegan's AIA blog on PTAB trials and AIA provisions.
- Coauthor. "Fed. Circ. Clarifies Scope of IPR Petitioner Estoppel," Law360, March 25, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Recent Decisions Shed Some Light on Scope of AIA Estoppel," Law360, July 16, 2015.
- Coauthor. "Patent Eligibility of Software in the Wake of the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Decision," Robotics Business Review, Aug. 14, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Will Supreme Court Rein in Software Patents?" Robotics Business Review, March 4, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Inter Partes Review: Making Heads or Tails of the 'Reasonable Likelihood of Success' Standard," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Oct. 25, 2013.
- "Unpatentably Preemptive?: A Case Against the Use of Preemption as a Guidepost for Patent Eligibility," Northeastern University Law Journal, Summer 2013.
- Coauthor. "IDS Practice After Therasense and the AIA: Decoupling the Link Between Information Disclosure and Inequitable Conduct," Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, May 23, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Don't Throw Away Lab Notebooks: Record-Keeping Under AIA," Law360, Nov. 8, 2012.
- Coauthor. "The Not-So-Amazing Grace Period Under the AIA," CIPA Journal, Sept. 2012.