Chittam U. Thakore

Associate She / Her / Hers

Chittam U. Thakore counsels clients on patent litigation strategy, including preparing invalidity or non-infringement positions as applicable. She has worked on several Hatch-Waxman litigation matters involving various drug products for pharmaceutical companies. She has a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Chittam is a co-leader of Ballard Women, which focuses on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at the firm, and is a member of its Diversity Council.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2011-2014

Professional Activities

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, 2018-2021

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

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., Cell and Molecular Biology, March 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)