Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Harnik Shukla


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Irvine
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • B.S. Engineering Physics, University of Toronto

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Harnik Shukla is an associate in the firm’s Orange County office.

Mr. Shukla practices intellectual property law, with a focus on patent prosecution and inter partes review (IPR).  He has worked on a diverse set of technologies including: 

  • Medical Devices, including patient monitors such as pulse oximeters, depth of consciousness EEG monitors, and respiration monitors.
  • GI Pill Electronics.
  • Signal Processing Technologies, including respiration rate measurements from acoustic sensors and optical sensors.
  • Network Management and Communication Systems, including gateways, MIMO, and time-domain multiplexing technologies.
  • Software Applications, including liver disease detection system, web-analytics, search recommendation engines, media hub, referral system, mobile apps system.
  • Optoelectronic Devices and Nanotechnologies, including MEMS displays, OLED displays, quantum dot nanocrystals, solar cells, and photodetectors.
  • Wireless Energy Transfer Technologies.

During law school, Mr. Shukla served as a Senior Editor of the UC Irvine Law Review. Mr. Shukla worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012. 

Clerk Experience

Judicial Extern for Judge Josephine Tucker (Central District of California)


  • University of California - Irvine (J.D. 2012)
  • University of Toronto (M.S. Electrical Engineering 2008)
  • University of Toronto (B.S. Engineering Physics 2006)
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