neil patel


Neilesh ("Neil") is a registered patent attorney who is well versed in all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, portfolio management, conducting due diligence, and negotiating license agreements.  He also served as Director of Intellectual Property at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. With this in-house experience, Neil is able to provide legal advice that is tailored to his client’s specific business considerations.

Neil concentrates on representing clients in the electrical and computer arts.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies and startups. 

Prior to embarking on his legal career, Neil worked as an engineer at Scientific Atlanta and Bell Communications Research.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

  • Illinois

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Boston University, J.D, (Staff Editor: Journal of Science and Technology), 2000

  • Cornell University, M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, 1994

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Computer and Systems Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), 1993

Previous Experience

  • Lee Sullivan Shea Smith, IP Attorney, 2015-2017, Austin, TX

  • Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Director of Intellectual Property, 2007-2015, Santa Clara, CA

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Litigation Attorney, 2005-2007, Austin, TX

  • Latham & Watkins, Litigation Attorney, 2004-2005, Chicago, IL

  • McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, IP Attorney, 2000-2004, Chicago, IL