Namitha Pillai

Patent Agent




700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20003

Namitha Pillai is a patent agent focused on patent prosecution in technology areas including data protection, artificial intelligence, healthcare systems, cloud computing, compilers, image processing, medical devices, and graphics.  She is responsible for preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting patentability, validity, and infringement analysis, and managing patent portfolios.  She prosecutes U.S., international and foreign patent applications and has worked on numerous appeals at the PTAB.  She has also successfully prosecuted a considerable number of patent applications which address patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101.

Prior to joining Smith Baluch, Namitha worked as a patent agent in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice area of a global law firm.  Her patent prosecution work includes counseling clients of all sizes, providing prosecution strategies for patent applications with an emphasis on patent quality.  She has a proven track record of patent prosecution, patentability analysis, and patent portfolio management, working with diverse clients across various industries and technologies.  She is also a former patent examiner who examined patent applications in the Computer Architecture and Software Technology Center.  

Namitha is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Namitha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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