Chittam U. Thakore counsels clients on intellectual property litigation strategy, including preparing patent invalidity or non-infringement positions as applicable. She uses her technical background in the life sciences to counsel clients on matters involving biomedical technologies, gene and DNA sequencing technology, medical devices and drug delivery systems. Chittam is a well-rounded IP litigator, handling patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation.
In another facet of her practice, Chittam handles matters where media and intellectual property intersect, especially with respect to false advertising, defamation, and copyright infringement.
Hon. Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2011-2014
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
USPTO Registered Patent Agent
Recognition & Accomplishments
The Best Lawyers in America, patent law, intellectual property litigation, 2018-2022
Recognized as an "IP Stars" Rising Star in Georgia by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2020
Board Memberships & Community Service
Georgia State University IP Advisory Board, 2010-2019
Georgia IP Alliance
Coach, DeKalb Early College Academy, Georgia Mock Trial Competition, 2012-2016
"Understanding the BPCIA Litigation Pathway to Avoid Expensive, Incurable Mistakes," IP Watchdog, Nov. 15, 2016
"Courts Answer Key Questions Over the Reach of the BPCIA," IP Watchdog, July 25, 2016
"Halo Removed the Stranglehold of 'Objective Recklessness' on Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement," client alert, June 15, 2016.
"Reverse-Payments from Brand-Name to Generic Drug Companies: Antitrust Law Violations or Patentee’s Rights?" 43 Law/Technology 1 (2010).
Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., May 2010 magna cum laude)
Associate Student Writing Editor, Symposium Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
CALI Awards for Excellence in Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Professional Responsibility, and Genetics and The Law
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Ph.D., Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, May 2005)
Dissertation: Bidirectional Interactions Between PKC-epsilon and beta-1 Integrins in Human Prostate Cancer Cells
Western Carolina University (M.S., Biology, 1998)
Catawba College (B.A., Biology, 1996)
U.S. District Court for the Norther District of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Patent & Trademark Office