Judge Kal Deshpande received a J.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Michael Moritz College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University. Judge Deshpande, subsequent to his graduation from college, worked for Accenture. During and after law school, he worked at the early-stage food services company Viands Concerted, LLC. He then joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner before joining the Board in 2008 as a Patent Attorney, following which he became a Judge.