Ava H. Billimoria

Of Counsel

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Ava H. Billimoria

Partner

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Contact Information

Email: abillimoria@vivacqualaw.com
Office: 734-436-2673
Fax: 734-418-3320

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School (2008)
  • M.S.E. (Electrical Engineering), University of Michigan (2011)
  • B.S.M.E., Kettering University (GMI Engineering and Management Institute) (2002)

Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Overview

Ava specializes in patent preparation and prosecution, foreign patent prosecution, the preparation of freedom to operate and patentability opinions, and patent litigation. She has also successfully argued many cases before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Ava has worked with large multinational corporations, midsize corporations, start-ups, and individual inventors. She is involved in her clients’ business and regularly assists them in evaluating and addressing their intellectual property needs. Ava enjoys visiting her clients and teaching their employees about intellectual property in the United States and worldwide.

Ava has degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Her technical expertise includes automotive and aerospace technologies, software related technologies, LED lighting systems, and power systems. Before her legal career, Ava worked as an automotive engineer at Nissan Motor Company specializing in the areas of engine cooling and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Before joining Vivacqua Crane, Ava was an attorney at a national law firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked at one of the largest patent boutiques in the United States.

Practice Areas

  • Patents
  • Patent Prosecution
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Appeals

Technology Sectors

  • Automotive
  • Engines
  • Transmissions
  • Wireless technologies
  • Aerospace
  • LED lighting
  • Power Systems
  • Software (including extensive experience in arguing Alice rejections)
  • Airline Reservation Systems
  • Gas Turbines
  • Cache Memory Systems
  • Solar Technologies