Smitha Vasudevan is a Technology Specialist in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson. Her practice includes patent prosecution in the areas of electrical engineering, semiconductor processing and devices, and software. In particular, Dr. Vasudevan’s practice emphasizes drafting patent applications and drafting examiner responses, infringement and validity opinions, and strategic patent portfolio development.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Vasudevan worked as a patent analyst where she examined patent applications in electrical engineering and physical sciences and performed research, analysis and support for patent infringement. She also worked as a Post-doctoral Research Scientist within the Department of Chemistry at The George Washington University, and within the Chemistry Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. She gained significant experience in nanoelectronics research, particularly for silicon and graphene-based devices. She has worked on projects involving molecular electronics, organo-silicon hybrid electronics, carbon-based electronics, quantum dot dynamics, graphene memristors, molecular sensors and device noise. Dr. Vasudevan has authored cited technical publications, and has reviewed articles for several electrical and computer engineering journals.