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Archana B V Bhuta

Archana B V Bhuta

Juniper Networks Inc

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Archana Bhuta
Director of Patents
Juniper Networks


Archana Bhuta is currently Director of Patents at Juniper Networks.  Juniper Networks delivers innovative software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking.  Ms. Bhuta currently manages the overall patent program at Juniper as well as counseling all of Juniper’s software, routing and switching business groups on patent portfolio growth and management.  Ms. Bhuta is also involved in handling patent litigation, standards and IP licensing matters at Juniper.  Prior to this role, Ms. Bhuta acted as chief counsel for Juniper's security related business group where she led the IP due diligence and IP integration of the $95M acquisition of Altor Networks, $70M acquisition of SMobile Systems, Inc. , IP asset acquisition of Blackwave, Inc. and the acquisition of patents from Bitgravity, Inc.  In that role, she also counseled business group clients on the development, release and protection of proprietary IP (including the management of the patent portfolio), negotiated complex inbound technology license agreements, partnership agreements and joint development agreements and counseled clients on the use and inclusion of open source technology.


Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Ms. Bhuta was at Sun Microsystems where she was responsible for patent litigation, patent portfolio development, copyright counseling and IP licensing.  Prior to joining Sun, Ms. Bhuta was in private practice at Weil Gotshal & Manges focusing on IP litigation and at Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman focusing on patent prosecution, due diligence and opinion work.


Ms. Bhuta obtained her J.D. degree from the John Marshall Law School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.



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