Campbell Stephenson LLP
Intellectual Property Attorneys
    Samuel G. Campbell III
    Eric A. Stephenson
    Gentry Crook McLean
    Of Counsel
    Shiv Naimpally
    Senior Attorney
    Ashwin K. Anand
    John A. Fedock
  Shiv Naimpally


Shiv’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution related to software and hardware technologies, including operating systems, searching algorithms, databases, machine learning, enterprise software, virtual machines, trusted computing, machine translation, supply chain management, parallelized graphics (e.g., ray tracing), cloud computing, video codecs (e.g., HEVC), videoconferencing, telecommunications, gaming controllers, consumer finance, processors, and memory devices.


Shiv started his career as a software designer at Bell-Northern Research, the research arm of Nortel Networks, a leading telecommunications company. Initially, Shiv was part of a development team for telecom switching products. Later, he worked in the optical transmission products group. In his final years at Nortel, Shiv was senior manager of wireless marketing for North America.

Shiv began writing patent applications in 2003 (before he started law school) as a technical writer for a Dallas-based IP boutique. Shiv has worked for several patent law firms, including the Austin office of Lee & Hayes.

During law school, Shiv was appointed national student liaison to the Section of Science and Technology of the American Bar Association. Since 2008, he has been on the editorial board of SciTech Lawyer magazine (a quarterly publication of the Section) and a member of the leadership council of the Section. As an issue editor, Shiv produced a half dozen issues of the magazine, including two issues on the law of virtual worlds and an issue on space law. From 2012-2016, Shiv served as editor-in-chief of SciTech Lawyer.

Shiv enjoys spending his spare time playing East Indian hand percussion (tabla). He has performed on over a dozen CDs and regularly performs with several bands in Austin.


Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada, B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics


State Bar of Texas, 2007
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008


American Bar Association

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