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Chowdhury Law Group employs qualified and experienced professionals from highly regarded academic institutions who have strong legal and technical backgrounds. Our professionals are intelligent, hardworking, and personable and possess the characteristics necessary to provide our clients with high-quality professional services. Our attorneys and patent engineers are listed below.

Indranil Chowdhury, Principal

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Indranil has a comprehensive intellectual property practice that includes patent preparation and prosecution, counseling, licensing, and contingency fee litigation in high-technology matters. He began his legal career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the area of software patent applications in artificial intelligence and speech signal processing. After graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center, Indranil spent several years with highly respected law firms in Houston, Texas, further strengthening and refining his legal skills. Indranil effectively integrates his extensive engineering background, experience and insight from working at the Patent Office on how to quickly get broad claims allowed, and diverse legal expertise to provide his clients with high-quality intellectual property services.

Indranil holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with Honors, and a Master of Science in Computer Science/Computer Engineering, with Highest Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. As an undergraduate, he received various awards and honors including membership in various engineering honor societies. Indranil also holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. While in graduate school, Indranil spent a summer at NASA/Johnson Space Center in the Software Technology Branch where he gained insights into artificial intelligence in software applications. After graduate school, Indranil worked full time at IBM in Austin, Texas, as a hardware designer for the RISC System 6000 and POWERPC 601 processor-based systems.   While a law student at Georgetown University Law Center, Indranil was active in various student associations and published a number of papers in legal journals.   He is licensed to practice before the Texas State Courts and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Douglas W. Pinsky, Of Counsel

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Douglas focuses his practice on patent and trademark procurement, opinion work, and client counseling. He has drafted and prosecuted patent applications spanning a wide range of technologies in the computer, electrical, and mechanical arts, such as inkjet printing, semiconductor devices and methods of their fabrication, flash memory and controllers, medical devices, business methods and electronic commerce, and speech recognition and synthesis. Douglas has acquired extensive intellectual property law experience in both the law firm and corporate settings. Beyond his professional expertise in the field of intellectual property, he brings to his work a rigorous training in both the sciences and the humanities, as well as a strong background in both writing and teaching. Having studied and worked in various foreign cultures and professional settings, Douglas draws on his diverse professional, academic, and personal background to bring different perspectives to problems so as to achieve robust and comprehensive solutions and to add value to clients' intellectual property.

Douglas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics (ABET-accredited), magna cum laude, with distinction in the major, from Yale University. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Prior to commencing his career in law, Douglas held positions as a research analyst at a defense think tank in the Washington, DC area and as a writing instructor at the University of Chicago. Douglas earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in New York City. Over the course of his undergraduate and graduate education, he received various academic honors, including election to Tau Beta Pi and the Order of the Coif. As an attorney, Douglas worked at a major intellectual property law firm in New York and Washington, DC and as in-house counsel and patent manager for a key R&D foreign subsidiary of a leading U.S. semiconductor company. In addition, he held positions with Japanese and Korean intellectual property law firms. Douglas is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Douglas is not licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. Douglas’ practice is limited to federal matters.

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Sumita Ghosh, J.D., Ph.D., Of Counsel

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Sumita Ghosh is Of Counsel in the Houston office of Chowdhury Law Group, specializing in intellectual property law with an emphasis in patent prosecution, agreement drafting, review and negotiation, and client counseling. Sumita was formerly in-house counsel at Scott & White Healthcare, Director of the Office of Technology Management at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Patent Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Technology Transfer Office. In addition, she has many years of employment experience at several large and small law firms in Georgia and New York. Her transactional experience encompasses all aspects of academic research including clinical trial agreements, compliance issues (HIPAA, IRB, IACUC, IBC) and technology licensing. Sumita has been a speaker at AUTM, LES and FLC, taught Patent Law at SUNY-Buffalo, School of Law, and currently teaches online with Seton Hall Univ. School of Law and NCET2. She is a past president of the Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association.

Sumita received a law degree from Georgia State University, College of Law, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University, an MPH from Texas A&M University, School of Public Health, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Dallas. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, licensed to practice in New York and a member of the United States Supreme Court bar. Sumita’s bench research days at universities in Texas, California and Oklahoma focused on molecular and cellular studies of mechanosensation, human cancer development, and protein structure/function relationships.

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