Suraj Chivukula, ESQ.

Intellectual Property Law

A registered United States patent and trademark office attorney.
USPTO Registered Patent Attorney Number (63,897).

Suraj Chivukula graduated in with a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden.

 Suraj graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School.  Most recently, he received an MBA from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.   

After acquiring his MBA, Suraj successfully graduated from the Patent Training Academy at the United States Patent & Trademark Office as well as passed the Patent Examination to become a Registered Patent Attorney.    During his time as an Intellectual Property Clerk at Mathews, Shepherd, McKay & Bruneau, P.A., Suraj gained valuable experience in the legal field through working with clients, performing legal research and writing legal memos.  

As an intellectual property attorney, he gained extensive experience in patent prosecution, contract drafting, negotiation and technology transfer procedures.   With regards to patent prosecution, services for clients in the form of in-house patent searching, provisional patent filings, inventor interviews and office action response brainstorming with outside counsel were provided.  He also managed communications with outside counsel as well as coordinate the payment of both foreign annuities and domestic maintenance fees.   

He has experience reviewing white papers, collecting signatures from inventors, processing assignments, entering correspondence and attaching relevant documentation into docketing software.  In addition, he's conducted patentability assessments and drafted legal agreements with potential licensees.

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