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3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 525
VA 22030
Phone: (703) 652-3822
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Technology Areas

Network Devices
Computer Architecture
Business Methods
Digital Video

Practice Areas

Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications; Domestic and International

Strategic Portfolio Building

Opinions: Non-Infringement; Invalidity, Patentability

Trademark Application Preparation and Prosecution

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia
Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent   and Trademark Office


J.D., Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law

B.S.E.E., Northeastern University 

Professional Affiliations 



Ashok Mannava is a co-founder of Mannava & Kang, P.C. Ashok has over 17 years of experience in intellectual property law as a patent attorney and as a former patent examiner. Ashok counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, with a specialty in patent law. In addition to patent procurement, Ashok handles infringement, invalidity, licensing, and due diligence issues, and manages patent portfolios for our small to mid-size clients. His technical expertise includes network devices, computer architecture, software, business methods, digital video, and telecommunications including wireless.

Prior to co-founding Mannava &Kang, P.C., Ashok was a senior patent attorney in the intellectual property group at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale) and, prior to Wilmer, an associate at Banner & Witcoff. At Wilmer, in addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Ashok developed and managed patent portfolios for small and mid-sized companies based on their evolving business plans. Ashok also developed expertise in licensing and due diligence matters and patent pooling. Ashok was 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 also 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 a co-op engineer at General Electric Aircraft Engines.