Lekha Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.

Shareholder; Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group
500 Winstead Building
2728 N. Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.745.5356 Direct
214.745.5390 Fax
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Dr. Lekha Gopalakrishnan is chair of Winstead's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice focuses on all areas of intellectual property law. Dr. Gopalakrishnan has extensive experience with patent prosecution matters in the chemical and biological arts, as well as rendering opinions regarding patentability, patent infringement and patent validity. Additionally, Dr. Gopalakrishnan has counseled clients in matters relating to trademarks and copyrights, including procurement and enforcement, technology licensing, due diligence and freedom to operate investigations of patent portfolios and litigation matters involving patents, trademarks and copyrights. Dr. Gopalakrishnan also counsels clients in navigating compliance-related issues with the FDA and State authorities for manufacturing and marketing of drugs and medical devices.

Representative Experience

  • Domestic and Foreign patent procurement in the areas of Life Sciences and Chemistry
  • Obtaining opinions relating to patent invalidity and noninfringement
  • Evaluation of third-party patent portfolios for licensing opportunities
  • Advising clients on strategies for maximizing portfolio value
  • Procurement of trademark and copyright registrations
  • Advising clients in matters relating to intellectual property disputes
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Tamil
  • Hindi
University of Texas School of Law
  • J.D., 2000
Northwestern University Medical School
  • Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, 1995
University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S., Chemistry, 1990
University of Madras, India
  • B.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, 1986
Professional & Community Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
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