Nikhil T. Pradhan

Associate

Overview

Nikhil T. Pradhan is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice. Mr. Pradhan has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications across a broad range of technologies, including energy, automotive, aerospace, computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, medical device and surgical methods, and control system technologies. Nikhil provides high-level intellectual property counseling, including competitive strategy, clearance, and invalidity/non-infringement opinions. He also provides counsel for litigation, post-grant proceedings, and transactional matters, including performing due diligence and preparing licensing and development agreements.

Nikhil was a summer associate with Foley in 2013. He also served as a summer associate with Ford Motor Company in 2012.

Prior to joining Foley, Nikhil served as an intellectual property intern with the U.S. Forest Service Patent Program. He completed a judicial externship with the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals. During law school, Nikhil worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Chemical Engineering Department. He holds experience as a research intern for the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI).

Education

Nikhil earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2014), where he served as note & comment editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.Eng., 2014), with a focus on energy technologies. Nikhil received his bachelor’s degree in chemical-biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 2009).

Admissions

Nikhil is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.