Suparna Datta

Registered Patent Attorney

Boston, MA
Phone: 617.204.5110    Fax: 617.204.5150

Dr. Suparna Datta is a registered patent attorney and an associate in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office. She focuses her practice primarily on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the areas of wireless communication systems, optical and magnetic storage systems, error correction codes and digital signal processing.

Dr. Datta has several years of experience as a researcher and engineer in coding and information theory. As a member of the DSP Solutions R&D Center of Texas Instruments, she conducted coding research for 3rd and 4th generation wireless standards. In particular, she investigated and designed LDPC codes for use in mobile wireless ADSL systems.

Dr. Datta has worked with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center doing research for their Multimedia Communications Systems group. Additionally, she was a visiting assistant professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University, where she taught several electrical and computer engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

As a Presidential Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Datta’s doctoral work produced many new results in the area of coding for nonbinary runlength-limited channels. She has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals related to her work.

Dr. Datta is a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and the IEEE Information Theory Society.


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, with distinction, Cornell University, 1995
  • B.A., Mathematics, with distinction, Cornell University, 1995
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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