Raj V. Abhyanker

Raj V. Abhyanker Esq.

Raj Abhyanker is a U.S. patent attorney in Palo Alto, California. He specializes in helping startups and multinational companies protect inventions in the Internet, software, electrical, mechanical, and medical device arts. He is the founding Partner of the law firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide.

He enjoys being a patent attorney because it gives him the opportunity to work with entrepreneurial and creative people.  Raj takes pride in his work, and enjoys helping clients build and grow their companies. He cares deeply about the success of his clients and he takes a personal interest in companies that he represents. Raj offers direct access to his phone and a timely response within one business day or less. For this reason, he has dozens of inventors and clients who can serve as references for his legal aptitude and counsel.

Raj has written patent applications for a number of leading companies including Apple, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Intel, NVIDIA, VMWare, NetApp, SAP, and Adobe. In addition, Raj has built numerous U.S. and international patent portfolios of growing businesses including Gracenote (sold to Sony Music), Aster Data Systems (sold to TeraData), and Silver Springs Networks.  Today, Raj’s clients include multinational companies, venture backed companies, and creative individuals.

Prior to starting his own law firm, Raj was a patent attorney at large patent law firms in the United States, including Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman and Schwegman Lundberg.  Before that, Raj was an electrical and software engineer at Juniper Networks, Hewlett Packard, and at Lockheed Martin for more than 5 years.  Raj brings deep knowledge of engineering and business to help his clients protect and enforce their most prized inventions.

Like many of his clients, Raj is an engineer and entrepreneur.  This helps him uniquely understand and relate to clients and their perspectives in helping them grow their businesses. Raj is also the co-founder and CEO of the website LegalForce Trademarkia (attracting more than 1.5 million unique visitors every month), and the website the DealMap (formerly Fatdoor, now Google Offers), which was sold to Google, Inc. in 2011. Because of the sale to Google, Inc., Raj is the lead inventor of valuable issued patents owned by Google including issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,204,776; 8,064,590; 8,190,357; 8,095,430; and 7,966,567.

Raj holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors recognition, and a MBA/JD from Arizona State University. In addition, Raj studied in the graduate school of engineering at Stanford University. Raj has superior English analytical writing skills, having obtained a 99% rank on the GMAT analytical writing section. His writing skills earned him a full tuition with a living stipend scholarship from the Pepsi Cola Company for graduate school.

Raj is a licensed attorney in the state of California, and licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a patent attorney.  Additionally, Raj was an economic policy adviser to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States White House for the America Invents Act, and invited speaker at the Association of California Bar Associations conference, and an invited speaker at the U.S. District Court (9th district) Judge Aiken conference on Innovations in Law, Science, & Technology.

If you have any questions about how Mr. Raj Abyhanker might be of assistance to you in protecting your intellectual property, please email him at: raj@legalforcelaw.com.