Xanadu Halkias’ s practice involves the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international, and foreign patent applications for clients in the fields of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering for both hardware and software. In addition, Dr. Halkias assists lawyers and has experience in post-grant proceedings and patent litigation matters as well as providing transactional and diligence support through patent searching, preparation of patentability, validity, freedom to operate and infringement opinions.

Prior to joining in 2022, Dr. Halkias was a Patent Agent at different firms in the New York city area. She was also an adjunct professor and post-doctorate researcher at the Université du Sud in Toulon, France. Her research focused on advance machine learning, specializing in deep artificial intelligence. During her tenure at Columbia University, Dr. Halkias researched topics including advanced signal processing and machine learning applied in bioacoustics and also fulfilled her breadth requirements in computational neuroscience. Dr. Halkias received her B.S. at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. She majored in electronics and systems engineering and minored in bioengineering and computational systems. Dr. Halkias is also an inventor and holds patents pertaining to biomedical devices geared specifically to movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.


  • Education

    • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2023

    • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2009

    • MPhil, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2008

    • MS, Electrical Engineer, Columbia University, 2005

    • BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2002

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • US Patent and Trademark Office

  • Languages

    • Greek

    • French