Ketan Vakil is a partner in Snell & Wilmer's Orange County office and co-chair of the firm's intellectual property group. He counsels clients on matters related to intellectual property protection, litigation, counseling, and licensing including the procurement and litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has significant experience in preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks, evaluating prior art for patentability, infringement and validity, preparing infringement and validity opinions, and counseling clients on intellectual property strategies, development, licensing and infringement. He is also lead counsel on several Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Ketan's electrical engineering and software design experience includes computer architecture, memories and software, semiconductor devices, processes and machinery, network systems, storage and security, image and signal processing, video compression technology, electrical circuits, telecommunications devices, phones, chargers, wireless devices and accessories, vehicle electronics and accessories, autonomous vehicles, and aircraft systems.
Ketan's medical device experience includes gastric implants, glucose monitoring systems, heart valves, blood pressure monitoring devices, pediatric devices, surgical instruments, systems and methods for modulation of nerves, pulmonary systems, and catheters.
Ketan's apparel and footwear experience includes sandals, skateboard shoes, running and athletic shoes and sportswear, dress shoes, high-heeled shoes, shorts, jackets, backpacks, skateboards, snowboards and outdoor sports equipment. Ketan also has experience in the areas of construction, equipment and tools, phone cases, mechanical devices, toothbrushes, chemical compositions, and formulations, bottles, and connectors.
Ketan served as the managing partner of Snell & Wilmer's Orange County office from 2017 through 2022.