Aruna Ghatak-Roy


Aruna Ghatak-Roy’s practice focuses on assisting individual inventors, startups, and entities secure their IP rights. Her electrical engineering background in conjunction with her law degree helps Aruna position her practice in the unique area where business, engineering, and law intersect. Aruna’s position to help her clients is further strengthened given the strong multi-dimensional team she is part of at Dickinson Wright. Out of the Austin office, she has access to a solid team including IP, technology transfer and licensing, litigation, and corporate practices.

Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Aruna’s legal experience includes gaining patent prosecution experience at mid-sized and boutique patent law firms in Austin before she branched out on her own.

In her solo practice, she provided her expertise to individual inventors and startups, and she filed patents related to blockchain technology, biotech, and computer memory. Aruna’s engineering experience includes over 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.

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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