Dr. Singhal earned a Bachelor of Science (summa-cum-laude) with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Engineering Technology from West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in 1995. At West Texas A&M University, he served as President of West Texas A&M’s Chapter of Epsilon Delta Pi, the National Honor Society for Computer Science. He also served as Vice-President of West Texas A&M’s Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the National Honor Society for International Students. He then earned a Master of Science in Computer Science in 1996 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science in 2001 from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). Most recently, Dr. Singhal earned a Juris Doctor (summa-cum-laude) from Mitchell Hamline School of Law (St. Paul, Minnesota), where he received the Burton Award for excellence in Legal Writing.
Prior to joining Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP, Dr. Singhal worked as Patent Agent for Eastman Kodak Company, where he provided a full range of intellectual property services. While at Kodak, he drafted and prosecuted a full docket of patent applications worldwide. He also assisted attorneys with developing freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement opinions, as well as various intellectual property agreements, such as University research agreements, joint development agreements, product evaluation agreements, licenses, assignments, and non-disclosure agreements.
Before starting his career in Patent Law, Dr. Singhal worked in the Kodak Research Labs as Principal Research Scientist for over twelve years and has authored over thirty conference papers and journal articles. He has presented numerous talks on his research at international forums in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Singhal also held a position as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester. Dr. Singhal is a holder of seventeen U.S. patents.
Dr. Singhal’s extensive technical background and patent practice includes areas such as digital imaging technologies, medical imaging, printing technologies, functional printing and materials, electronics, electro-optics and mechanics, algorithms and software, multimedia and social networking, image and video processing, 3D and stereo vision, information technology systems, and business methods.
Dr. Singhal provides pro bono services through the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County in New York, which provides free legal help to low-income residents who are facing non-criminal legal problems. He is also an active member of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association in Rochester, NY, having previously served on the Board from 2015-2019.
Dr. Singhal is admitted to practice in New Jersey (2020), and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.