Vikas prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in the electrical, computer and electro-mechanical arts for clients in a wide range of industries. He also has experience with litigation, client counseling, patent monetization, technology transactions, opinions and obtaining trademarks and copyrights.

Technology Background

  • Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication
  • Consumer and Commercial Electronics
  • Wireless Communications and Infrastructure
  • Fiber Optics
  • Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
  • Computer Software, Apps and Internet-related Technologies
  • Multimedia Content Delivery
  • Network Security
  • Aerospace
  • Medical Imaging (involving technologies such as MRI, PET and CT)
  • Flexible Displays (involving display technologies such as OLED and LCD)
  • Image Processing & Optical Devices (such as cameras and printers)
  • Precision Measurement Devices
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Vibratory Structures
  • Process Measurement and Control Systems
  • Surveillance and Facial Recognition Devices
  • Mobile Antennas
  • GPS/Satellite Communications, Maps and Location Based Services
  • Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing
  • Dynamic Sound Projection/ Virtual Speakers
  • Business Methods

Prior to joining Taft, Vikas held several positions, including managing director of a hedge fund and the principal attorney of his own law practice. While in law school, he served as a teaching assistant, an associate editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and vice-president of the South Asian Law Students Association. Vikas received Best Student Book Awards in Tort Law and Advanced Legal Writing and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing: Transactional Drafting. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (2007)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S. Electrical Engineering (2003)


  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State - Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Member)

Community Involvement

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (Member)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (Member)