Nikhil T. Pradhan

Senior Counsel

Nikhil T. Pradhan

Senior Counsel

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).


08 April 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

The Future of Money With Zebec Network

Nikhil Pradhan recently joined Zebec Networks’ Future of Money podcast to explore the intersection of artificial intelligence and the blockchain ecosystem with Parth Shah.
29 February 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

Innovation in Biotech and AI

Nikhil Pradhan, senior counsel in Foley & Lardner’s IP department, discusses the outlook for innovation in biotech and AI.
27 February 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

Leveraging Risk Management Frameworks for AI Solutions in Health Care

This article outlines current thinking on risk management strategies for health care providers using AI/ML and provides a list of key factors that any framework should include.
29 January 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

When Will the LLM Patent Wave Hit?

Organizations seeking to patent innovations involving large language models would be wise to consider the advantages present in moving with urgency.
11 December 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

AI in Health Care: Powering Patient Outcomes

Welcome to AI in Health Care: Powering Patient Outcomes. In this eBook, our contributors examine this intersection through lenses including its impact on merger activity, antitrust enforcement, patent prosecution, and more.
6-7 December 2023 Events

AI Summit New York 2023

Attending AI Summit New York? Foley & Lardner LLP is a proud supporter of this gathering of innovators and invites you to stop by our booth to discuss the ways artificial intelligence is changing the way we live, work, and play.