Aruna Ghatak-Roy


Aruna Ghatak-Roy has over six years of intellectual property experience, during which she has obtained patents and other IP assets for several of the largest patent filing companies in the world.


She also has experience working with individual inventors pursuing their own startups, and helping as they build their IP assets from scratch.


Aruna’s engineering experience includes two years on the sort floor at Intel’s Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro, OR and time at UT Austin’s J.J. Pickle Research facilities where she focused on semiconductor device physics and fabrication techniques.


As part of Dickinson Wright's Austin team, Aruna is positioned with a strong multi-dimensional team that includes extensive expertise in IP, technology transfer and licensing, litigation, and corporate practices.

Education & Credentials


University of Texas, Austin

B.S., Electrical Engineering

Lewis & Clark Law School

  • cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Texas

Prominent Assignments

Computer and Semiconductor: Memory and microprocessor design and operation (e.g., SRAM, DRAM and GPU), power supply design and operation (e.g., current sensing on a buck converter), computer interface design (e.g., USB-type C).

Software: Blockchain technology, applications using crowdsourced data, delivery algorithms.

Marine Surveying: Marine seismic surveying; marine electromagnetic surveying; and marine surveying equipment (e.g., streamer cables, seismic source and sensor equipment including hydrophone design), analysis tools using seismic inversion.

Medical devices: Arthroscopic surgical instruments.

Telecommunications/Wireless technologies: Middleware used within the service provider network, database management, call routing.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Volunteer with Girls Empowerment Network (GEN)
  • Volunteer with TechGirlz

Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Western District of Texas


  • Ariane L. Beck, Xiangyi Guo, Han-Din Liu, Aruna Ghatak-roy, Joe C. Campbell, "Low dark count rate 4H-SiC Geiger mode avalanche photodiodes operated under gated quenching at 325nm," Proc. SPIE 6372, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques, 63720O (25 October 2006).
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