Ashok K. Mannava


Ashok K. Mannava is an attorney specializing in intellectual property. Ashok is a co-founder of the intellectual property law firm of Mannava & Kang, P.C where he advises clients with respect to a variety of patent and trademark issues. Ashok’s practice includes patent procurement for electrical and computer-related technologies, client counseling and management of patent portfolios for small to mid-size clients, and M&A and pre-litigation counseling for patent matters.

Prior to co-founding Mannava & Kang, P.C., Ashok was a senior patent attorney in the intellectual property group at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and prior to Wilmer, was an associate at the law firm of Banner & Witcoff. At Wilmer, Ashok developed expertise in patent procurement, IP due diligence matters and patent pooling. Ashok was the acting patent pool coordinator for digital video broadcasting technology. At Banner, Ashok litigated patents related to electronic program guides and prepared and prosecuted patent applications.

Ashok formerly worked as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office for over five years, where he examined patents related to multiplexed communications and condition-responsive systems. Prior to joining the Patent Office, Ashok was a systems analyst at AIG Trading Corporation and an engineer at General Electric Aircraft Engines.