1117 S California Ave, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Miku H. Mehta advises clients on intellectual property, patent prosecution and counseling, as well as trademarks and copyrights. Miku’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, due diligence projects, including preparation of opinions in the areas of patentability, validity, infringement and product clearance, and patent licensing. He has extensive experience in technology including computer software and hardware, networks, internet-related applications, environmental technologies, optics, mechanical engineering, business processes and medical devices, as well as registration and renewal of trademarks.
- International Association for the Protection of the Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
- South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
- American Chamber of Commerce – Japan (ACCJ)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Keizai Society of Northern California
- Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
- Boy Scouts of America - Adult Leader
- JD, George Mason University School of Law
- BS (Systems Engineering, Environmental Sciences), University of Virginia
- Davis, Ryan. “IP Owners Have Usually Found Ally In Trump Administration,” Law360, December 11, 2020.
- Pierce, Emmet. “Knowing the Twists and Turns IS Key to Navigating IP Course,” San Diego Business Journal, November 3, 2014.
- “Q&A With Procopio's Miku Mehta,” Law360, July 22, 2013.
- Ruiz, David. "EIP Opening in San Diego," Daily Journal, June 5, 2013.
- Scurria, Andrew. “Procopio Hires 5 IP Pros to Plant Flag in Silicon Valley,” Law360, November 27, 2012.
- Co-presenter. "Latest Legal Issues In The U.S. and China In The New Biden Era - Data Privacy and Export Control Laws," an HHP and Wolters Kluwer webinar, January 21, 2021.
- Co-presenter. "Episode 12: Building IP Departments - Part 1," IP Counsel Cafe Coffee Break Podcast, December 14, 2020.
- Co-presenter. "Complying with U.S. Export Controls in an Unpredictable Global Marketplace." Webinar, October 21, 2020. Video and PowerPoint.
- Co-presenter. “How to Best Protect Yourself When a Customer Files Bankruptcy,” Podcast, August 24, 2020.
- Co-presenter. "Patent Troll Litigation Is On The Upswing," Procopio Perspectives Podcast, June 26, 2020.
- Co-presenter. "Can I Still Export Semiconductor, Telecommunication, Or AI Technologies to Huawei?," Procopio Perspectives Podcast, May 28, 2020.
- Moderator. “Foreign Prosecution: Considering Different Countries & Cost Cutting Strategies,” IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, May 7, 2019.
- "Patent Prosecution Workshop - Getting Your Claims Through the Patent," IP Counsel Cafe, Palo Alto, CA, April 24, 2015.
- Panelist. "Managing Risk in a Changing IP Landscape," Silicon Valley IP Forum, Palo Alto, CA, October 29, 2014.
- “Patent Prosecution Bootcamp: Navigating the AIA,” IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, April 4, 2014.
- “Strategic Use of Design Patents” at Ji2 Seminar in Osaka, Japan, May 23, 2013
- “Patent Drafting and Prosecution Issues and Tips Under the New AIA Rules” Webcast at Thomson Reuters, May 15, 2013
- Speaker on Panel “Patent Prosecution Bootcamp: Save Time, Save Money, Get it Right the First Time” at IP Counsel Café in Palo Alto, CA, April 25, 2013.
- Moderator of Panel on “America Invents Act: Application Drafting Under AIA” at IP Counsel Café in Palo Alto, CA, April 25, 2013.
- “Patentability Searches and Competitor Monitoring Strategies in View of AIA,” Webinar, Nationwide, April 17, 2013
- “Patent Research Strategies in view of New Patent Challenge Procedures Under AIA” Webcast webinar with TT Consultants, April 16, 2013.
- “America Invents Act: Final Rules on First-Inventor-to-File” at Japanese Patent Attorney Group - INFOPAT, Tokyo, Japan, February 24, 2013
- “The Patent Game: Changing Values in Changing Times,” Keizai Society, Palo Alto, CA, September 20, 2012.
- “Patent Prosecution Bootcamp,” IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, April 18-20, 2012.
- Co-author. “U.S. Commerce Department Bans Export of Certain Self-Driving Vehicle Software,” January 6, 2020.
- Co-author. “Recent Court Decisions Drive Strategic Approaches to Pursuing Sound Patent Protection,” September 10, 2019.
- Co-author. "U.S. Limits and Extends Temporary General Export License Related to Huawei Technologies," August 20, 2019.
- Co-author. “Next Steps for Companies Following the Latest U.S. Government Export Ban,” May 31, 2019.
- Co-author. “Where Do Patent Owners Fit In The Current Federal Circuit-USPTO Patentability Divergence?,” April 30, 2019.
- Co-author. “Key Takeaways from the U.S. Supreme Court's Patent Decision Regarding Prior Art and Secret Sales,” January 24, 2019.
- “Significant New Patent Office Rule Reshapes Strategic Approaches to Patent Claim Challenges,” October 11, 2018.
- “How Increasing Federal Circuit Patent Scrutiny Under 35 USC 112 Impacts Applicants and Owners,” August 29, 2018.
- Co-author. “Approaches to Protect Designs Effectively in Japan – And a Few Comparisons with US Design Practice,” December 20, 2017.
- “Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC,” (AIPPI-Japan) Journal, Vol.62, No.5, pages 422-436 (July 2017).
- "Ethicon Endo-Surgery v. Covidien - Case Review and Practical Considerations" (AIPPI-Japan) Journal, Vol. 61, No. 4, pages 328-339 (April 2016).
- “International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan” (AIPPI-Japan) Journal, Vol. 60, No. 7, pages 611-621 (July 2015).
- Co-author. “Accelerating IP filing while ensuring quality: The masterpiece challenge,” Inside Counsel, February 13, 2015.
- Co-author. “Protecting Confidences: Applicability of the Attorney-Client Privilege to Communications Made in Japan,” May 29, 2014.
- “IP Provisions as They Might Apply to U.S. / Japan in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement,” JIII, July 2013.
- “Final USPTO Rules for First-to-File Provisions of the America Invents Act,” February 14, 2013.