Trishan Esram, PhD


Trishan Esram, PhD

Senior Technology Specialist

Trishan Esram is a senior technology specialist whose practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international and foreign patent applications. Dr. Esram works with a variety of technology clients, including those in the electronics and engineering, solar energy, and software and hardware sectors. He is a registered patent agent and has nine granted patents.

Dr. Esram is currently pursuing his JD degree at Georgetown University Law Center.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Dr. Esram was a patent agent at another firm in Washington DC, where he drafted and filed more than 50 applications and prosecuted more than 200 US and foreign utility and design applications.

After he received his PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Esram worked as a senior engineer in the Advanced Power and Energy Systems department of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. While there, he developed an innovative transactive control system for an electrical power grid, assisted small businesses in evaluating and improving their new technologies, and designed a smart micro grid for the US Army and evaluated a solar system design for army camps in Kuwait.

For two years, Dr. Esram worked as a senior engineer for SolarBridge Technologies, Inc., where he served as a key designer of a disruptive micro-inverter for alternating-current photovoltaic modules. Previously, Dr. Esram was a co-op hardware engineer with EMC Corporation and tested state-of-the-art data storage systems and contributed to the development of future-generation systems.

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  • Education

    • PhD, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

    • MS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

    • BS, Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2003

      summa cum laude

  • Languages

    • Creole

    • English

    • French