Manu Tejwani


Manu Tejwani, Ph.D. is Of Counsel at Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP. Dr. Tejwani’s practice encompasses preparation and prosecution of patent applications, preparation of opinions on patentability, patent invalidity and non-infringement, third party patent analysis, preparation of IP assignments, non-disclosure and license agreements, and client counseling on intellectual property matters. Dr. Tejwani’s patent prosecution practice includes patent reissues, reexaminations, and appeals to the Federal Circuit..

Dr. Tejwani has expertise in information and computer technology, photon measurement and detection technologies, vacuum electronics and photoelectric materials, wireless and video communication, Internet applications, business/financial methods, medical devices and instrumentation, semiconductor devices and processing, electronics and electrical engineering, computer science, material science, optics and physics.

Prior to joining Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP, Dr. Tejwani worked as a patent attorney – most recently for the Intellectual Ventures Science Fund, Bellevue WA, and earlier for the law firms of Baker Botts LLP and Fish & Neave in New York City. He prepared and prosecuted patent applications in diverse technology areas for industry, financial institutions, universities and research organizations, performed due diligence analyses of patent portfolios, and litigated patent infringement cases before U.S. District Courts.

Before becoming a lawyer, Dr. Tejwani worked as an engineer/scientist in the microelectronics industry. At IBM, he held various engineering positions in microelectronics research and development, manufacturing, and global procurement. Dr. Tejwani was one of the scientist-founders of SiBond, LLC, a start-up joint venture for manufacturing silicon-on-insulator devices and materials. He holds 19 patents.

• Pace University, School of Law, J.D., 1999
• University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Ph.D. (Physics), 1979
• Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, M.Sc. (Physics), 1974
• University of Baroda, Baroda, India, B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics), 1972

Bar and Court Admissions*:
• Connecticut, New York, and Washington
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts for S.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y.
• Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

* Limitations on practice pursuant to District of Columbia Court of Appeals Rule 49.