Nikhil T. Pradhan is a senior counsel and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice. Nikhil 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).