Aashish is a patent attorney, computer engineer, and businessperson who has advised leading technology companies, financial institutions, and Federal and local governments in numerous capacities. His subject matter background extends from patent rights transactions, analysis and examination in artificial intelligence, cloud, and cryptography technologies, to economic development and policy analysis for government audiences and partners. As an engineer, he has designed and deployed mobile/cloud applications, data analytics engines, artificial intelligences, and autonomous robotics systems. His patent law background includes law firms, civil service, and policy research. Aashish has published and presented in academic fora on patent law and technology with Berkeley Law, Berkeley Engineering (graduate), and Stanford Law School, among others. Aashish is a graduate of Virginia Tech (BS, Computer Engineering) with a focus on artificial intelligence and robotics, a graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law with a focus on intellectual property and business structures, a member of the State Bar of California, and a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Aashish is also President of the Tenderloin Equitable Development Project, a nonprofit focused on supporting community businesses in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
Select Publications and Presentations
- “Toward an Automated First Impression on Patent Claim Validity.” Stanford Technology Law Review (2016)
- “Quantifying Patent Eligibility Judgments.” Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law (2015)
- “Functional Claiming & Software Patents.” (Presentation with Colleen V. Chien, Stanford Law School, 2013)
- Executive Office of the President, “Patent Assertion and U.S. Innovation” (citation, 2013).