Deji Akanbi, Ph.D.
Dr. Akanbi is a Technical Specialist in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. His technical experience is in electrical engineering, computer engineering, electronics, and computing. His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents in the fields of telecommunications, signal processing, optics and photonics, electronic circuits and systems, computer networks, sensor devices and networks, and power systems. He has worked on the prosecution of patents involving complex engineering technologies.
Prior to joining Banner and Witcoff, Dr. Akanbi was a Technology Advisor at an intellectual property law firm. Prior to entering the legal industry, Dr. Akanbi worked for Sandia National Laboratories, where he led a team of electrical and mechanical engineers on research and new product development for the United States Department of Energy. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories, Dr. Akanbi was a Principal Engineer at Halliburton where he led a team on engineers and technologists on product development on novel oil well intervention monitoring and diagnostics using electronic sensors, fiber-optics and optoelectronics. He also contributed to the advancement of digital media storage, networking, and data communication when he was a Senior Engineer and Technology Strategist at Hewlett Packard.
Dr. Akanbi is also a licensed and registered professional engineer with experience in several industries including computer hardware and software, information technology, telecommunications, oil and gas, energy, and the government research and development sector. He has led research and product engineering and technology teams in Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Akanbi earned both his B.Sc., summa cum laude, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Akanbi has also published several papers in top journals and conference proceedings.