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Manita Rawat practices primarily in the area of intellectual property law and litigation, and serves as the managing partner of the firm's Silicon Valley office. Ms. Rawat has a strong technical background in applied mathematics with a concentration in computer science, aerospace engineering, and statistical analysis. Ms. Rawat also has a strong technical background in Biochemistry. As a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Ms. Rawat has significant experience in patent preparation and prosecution and patent office post grant proceedings (including inter-partes review and reexamination), working primarily with mechanical, aerospace and software technologies. She also has significant experience with trademark and copyright prosecution, patent and trademark litigation, and commercial litigation. Ms. Rawat counsels her clients in a variety of issues related to intellectual property, including patentability analysis, invalidity opinions, portfolio management and analysis of pre-litigation matters.

Ms. Rawat also assists clients in patent licensing and transactional matters, including structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements.

Ms. Rawat is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Rawat also studied at St. Peter’s College of University of Oxford, United Kingdom, through the Intellectual Property Law Scholars Program. Ms. Rawat is fluent in Hindi and knows basic German. She is also a member of the firm's governing Partners Board and serves on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Duane Morris LLP
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1194

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property Law

Law School

University of Illinois College of Law

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