Manjula Variyam

Manjula Variyam
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison.


Manjula Variyam brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial and big law firm experience in the servicing of her clients' intellectual property needs. Manjula has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in an array of technologies, including software, cloud computing, communication networks, oil and gas, turbines, and even hobby crafts. Manjula also has experience conducting patent searches and preparing patentability reports, as well as developing patent licensing strategies for her clients.

In addition to her experience in patent law. Manjula has experience advising start-up clients regarding their wider intellectual property strategy, including trademarks and IP licensing.

Before her legal career, Manjula worked as an engineer with Texas Instruments and is the listed inventor on five United States patents.

In her spare time, Manjula continues to pursue her lifelong passion for art. She is, herself, an avid portrait artist.


JD, Southern Methodist University, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Georgia Tech, Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering


State Bar of Texas
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office