Puja Detjen, Partner

IP practice rooted in corporate experience

Puja Detjen came to Patterson + Sheridan with a unique skillset that she has since put to good use in her intellectual property law practice. As a former member of GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program, Puja supported corporate strategy objectives across manufacturing, operations, and supply chain management. Today, she leverages her diverse business experience to lead the way for inventors seeking to align their IP efforts with a strategic plan.

Puja’s practice is focused on patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence for IP transactions, and brand protection. She has experience in a variety of technical areas including wireless communications, wearable devices, audio output devices, and neural networks.  Puja’s ability to focus on the bigger picture without losing sight of the details ensures that her client’s inventions have the needed protection to thrive across multiple jurisdictions.

Minimizing risk while maximizing value

In addition to preparing and prosecuting patents, Puja provides transactional support for clients engaging in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. For Puja, this involves performing IP portfolio due diligence and analyzing assets such as trademarks, patents, and licensing agreements. Puja also collaborates with inventors, in-house counsel, and foreign and domestic associates to manage the myriad of working components and competing interests that accompany these complex transactions. Relying upon a cohesive mix of her legal expertise and management skills, Puja is able to deliver exceptional results that meet each party’s individual needs.

When she isn’t devoting her time to helping clients navigate the patent application process or the intricacies of an M&A deal, Puja enjoys the performing arts, spending time with her husband and children, and pursuing her passion for wellness and healthy living.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 2010
  • B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court