- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
Shikha Somani focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, prior art searching for patentability and invalidity opinions, and also strategic patent landscaping.
As a former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for over 4 years, Shikha has experience examining patents in the field of computer software and hardware systems. She has a deep understanding of U.S. patent prosecution and prior art searching.
Shikha is a U.S. citizen residing in Calgary, Canada AB and is a registered U.S. patent agent.
Shikha is also an active member in the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
- After her experience with the USPTO, Shikha was an Intellectual Property Specialist with Nureva, Inc., where she developed an internal patent process while reporting directly to the General Counsel.
- Shikha then opened her own consulting firm where she drafted patent applications, conducted patentability searches, and conducted competitive intelligence on patent landscapes for her clients.