Chittam U. Thakore

Associate She / Her / Hers
Atlanta

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.

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, 2018-2022

Recognized as an "IP Stars" Rising Star in Georgia by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2020-2021

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

Publications

"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).

Credentials 

Education

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)

Admissions

Georgia

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