Practice Areas



  • Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon, Mathematics Honor Society


  • District of Columbia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2011
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2007
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2007


The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2007

Virginia Tech, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1993

Tennessee Tech University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1990

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Usha M. Parker

Washington, D.C.
703.236.4500, ext. 4111

Usha Parker’s practice includes all aspects of patent prosecution of electrical and some mechanical technologies. Her experience includes prosecution of communication systems and infrastructure, drilling technologies, power generation systems, semiconductor devices and processing systems, refrigerant recovery systems, vehicle diagnostic tools, medical (scanning) devices, workflow, CAD, software, recording media, elevator control systems, metering systems, and business methods. Prior to attending law school, Usha worked as an electrical engineer for 14 years at Motorola and at a Navy lab in areas including satellite and cellular telephony, radar systems, and missile fuses. During her tenure at the Navy lab, Usha earned an MSc in electrical engineering with an emphasis on satellite communications.

Experience Highlights

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2020-present

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2011-2019

Associate, Baker Hostetler, 2010-2011

Associate, Oblon Spivak, 2007-2010

Senior Staff Engineer, Motorola, Chandler, AZ, 1995-2004

Electronics Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, 1990-1995


Chapter 4: Patents in Electronic Commerce in Internet Law for the Business Lawyer, Juliet M. Moringiello, ed. (2nd ed. 2012) (Nguyen and Parker)

Treatment Of The Recapture Doctrine At The BPAI Post North American Container Oblon Spivak Patents Post-Grant Blog April 2, 2010 (Baker and Parker)

It’s OK To Pay Fact Witnesses for Their Time Intellectual Property Today October 2006 (Gholz and Parker)



Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

AIPLA, Electronic and Computer Law Committee, Chair, Prep & Pros Subcommittee