Birmingham, AL (January 11, 2021) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that Suparna Datta has joined the Maynard Intellectual Property (IP) practice group as an Of Counsel in the Firm’s Birmingham office.

“We are excited to have Suparna join our nationwide Intellectual Property team,” said Sasha Rao, Chair of Maynard’s Intellectual Property Practice and Partner in the San Francisco office. “Suparna’s deep electrical engineering background and extensive experience in both patent litigation and prosecution make her a strong addition to the practice.”

Dr. Datta has more than ten years of experience litigating patent cases for leading international law firms, where she has successfully represented clients in both federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and both a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University. She earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Maynard’s nationwide Intellectual Property team offers clients a full service practice covering all aspects of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, strategic counseling, and licensing. The firm serves as counsel to industry leaders in financial technology; drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; electronics and computers; software, big data and Internet; and mobile and wireless. For the second year in a row, Maynard’s patent litigation practice has received a National Tier 1 ranking from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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