Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
I enjoy working with inventors to identify and summarize the novel aspects of their invention.

Lavanya G. Rau, Ph.D.

Patent Scientist

At a Glance

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara
  • M.S. University of California - Santa Barbara
  • M.Sc. Physics, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Lavanya G. Rau is a patent scientist in Orange County Office.  Her areas of technical expertise include optics, fiber-optics, non-linear optics, lasers, telecommunications, data networks, opto-electronic devices and bio-medical optics. She is also interested in Intellectual Property portfolio development and management and the corresponding business aspects. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Rau was a postdoctoral research associate at University of California, Irvine and University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Rau has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Optical Communications and Photonic Networks. She was the recipient of Ericsson Fellowship in 2001 for excellence in graduate school.  She has authored / co-authored more than 30 journal and conference publications in her academic career. She joined the firm in 2007.

Education

  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering 2003)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (M.S. 2000)
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (M.Sc. Physics 1995)
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