Rajat Khanna is an associate in Kirkland’s Chicago office and concentrates his practice on intellectual property matters with a focus on patent disputes. He litigates patent matters for a variety of clients in federal courts across the United States and has significant experience with AIA proceedings before the USPTO. Rajat’s cases have involved a wide range of technologies, including digital rights management (DRM), data encryption, communications and network systems, databases, and mobile computing.

Rajat is also actively involved in pro bono service and has helped clients in matters involving disability benefits, domestic violence, and family law.

Before joining Kirkland, Rajat worked as an engineer for more than five years at Motorola, Inc. where he helped develop hardware, software, and manufacturing strategy for radio infrastructure systems.


Thought Leadership


Terminating AIA Post-Grant Proceedings, THE PATENT LAWYER 33-35, (May 2016)

Procedural Grounds for Raising a Section 101 “Alice” Motion, 26 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S INTELLECTUAL PROP. LITIG. NEWSLETTER 4 at 2–9, (Summer 2015)

Reissue Proceedings: Another Twist in the Tale of AIA Post-Grant Review, Intellectual Prop. Magazine 36–37, (Mar. 2015)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Illinois


  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • English


  • Indiana University Maurer School of LawJ.D.cum laude2014

    Managing Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

    Chief Justice, Sherman Minton Advocacy Board

  • The University of Texas at AustinB.S., Electrical Engineering2004