Palash Basu

Palash Basu

Palash counsels clients on intellectual property procurement strategy, portfolio development, and patent litigation matters. Palash focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, and software arts.

What do you focus on?

I advise clients on the strategic development and procurement of patents in a wide variety of cutting-edge technologies, including machine learning, computer vision, augmented reality, cloud computing, autonomous vehicle systems, internet-of-things (IoT), 3D printing, electronic circuits and packaging, semiconductor device fabrication, and medical devices. I have significant experience counseling clients on patent portfolio management tailored to their business objectives for U.S. and international markets.

I am a licensed professional engineer and worked as a senior electronic systems engineer in the aerospace industry prior to law school. My professional experience as an engineer informs my understanding of the needs of clients as I help them develop, manage, and protect the rights to their technology.

What do you see on the horizon?

Artificial intelligence (AI) will pervade virtually every industry through use of machine learning techniques that will transform (and in many cases, is already transforming) the business models and processes of companies of all kinds. While this would enable the companies to achieve greater efficacy in execution of business objectives, they would gain greater competitive advantage from receiving strategic advice on how to navigate and manage the transformation in the legal and regulatory landscape, including in the field of intellectual property and data privacy. In the world of patents, inventions would likely be subject to bright-line rules differentiating them as AI-generated or AI-assisted. Considerations related to subject matter eligibility, disclosure requirements, and scope of prior art, among others, may also be reassessed.


  • “Diversity in the IP Community,” 2021 AIPLA Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bench & Bar Program, August 5, 2021
  • “Dial away? The future of TCPA after Facebook v. Duguid,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, June 2021 (Coauthor)
  • “2014 Patent Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit,” American University Law Review, June 2015. (Coauthor)

Dial away? The future of TCPA after Facebook v. Duguid

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | June 01, 2021

Intellectual Property co-leader and Boston partner Jason Kravitz, Washington, DC associate Palash Basu, and Boston associate Leslie Hartford, both of the Intellectual Property group, contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’ s interpretation of what constitutes an autodialer and compliance concerns regarding common business communication methods.


Palash Basu


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8088

Fax: 202-585-8080

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D.

University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, minor in Mathematics

District of Columbia

New York

New Jersey

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC
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