Palani has deep experience evaluating patent portfolios as a precursor to litigation. He is called to find the cornerstone patents in a portfolio that will lead to maximized returns and then generate a strategy to enforce the portfolio. He leverages his technical background to reverse engineer complex technologies giving his clients more certainty earlier in an enforcement campaign.
Palani has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. He was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and an engineer with Lockheed Martin. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi Honors Society and a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Before joining Folio, Palani co-founded and coded De Novo IP, a patent software startup that helped clients monetize patent portfolios. He practiced patent litigation for over 5 years at Tensegrity Law Group LLP and Alston & Bird LLP. Palani enjoys snowboarding.
Member of the California State Bar
Member of the United States Patent Bar
Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California
Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas