Pramod Chintalapoodi

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Pramod Chintalapoodi

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Professional Experience

Pramod has been instrumental in securing intellectual property (IP) rights around the world in various technologies aligned with his clients' current and future business interests. Pramod focuses his practice on strategic IP portfolio development, with an emphasis on patent prosecution.

Prior to starting his own law firm, Attorney Pramod Chintalapoodi worked at Sony Corporation, where he served a dual role as a Senior Patent Counsel for Sony Corporation of America and as an Assistant General Manager and Head of IP for Sony India. During his tenure at Sony, Pramod helped set up, manage and train a team of over 50 patent professionals in various aspects of patent application drafting and prosecution. Pramod has reviewed and filed hundreds of patent applications and thousands of Office Action responses at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Pramod has drafted numerous IP related agreements, including software development, joint venture, non-disclosure, non-compete, and licensing agreements. Pramod has rendered opinions on patent infringement and invalidity issues, and supervised patentability, invalidity, landscape, and freedom to operate searches.

Prior to joining Sony, Pramod was a partner at a large Intellectual Property law firm in Chicago, where he counseled clients in obtaining patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyright protection. He was successful in securing patent rights in a variety of technology areas, encompassing electronics, digital video, image processing, broadband, wired and wireless network protocols, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, computer security, optical and fiber communication, medical devices, computer architecture, semiconductors, business methods, and enterprise software.

Pramod has been a distinguished speaker at numerous technology and legal conferences on various topics including:

— Best practices related to fostering innovation,
— Harvesting patent portfolios,
— Intellectual Property procurement and protection, and
— Intellectual Property law fundamentals and developments.

Pramod is also a prolific inventor with 18 issued U.S. patents, 10 pending U.S. patents, and numerous foreign patents to his credit in various fields including automotive technologies, advanced driver assistance systems, connected cars, wearables, electronic financial transaction management, wireless communication, emotion and gesture recognition, and digital imaging.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law,
    Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)
  • University of Southern California (USC),
    MS in Electrical Engineering
  • National Institute of Technology (NITK), India,
    BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering