With over a decade of experience in patent law, Arvind Jairam is an associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on patent post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and patent litigation in district courts.
As a member of the team recognized as the Post-Grant Firm of the Year by IAM in 2019, Mr. Jairam has handled many inter partes review (IPR) proceedings challenging the patentability of patents at the Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO. For example, he filed more IPR petitions in 2018 than any other associate in the United States, according to Managing Intellectual Property and Docket Navigator, and he was recognized by Law360 as a “legal lion” for his work for Google. He also has experience with covered business method (CBM) review and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings.
Mr. Jairam has extensive experience on patent cases in various federal district courts on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs. His patent litigation experience covers a wide variety of technologies, including circuits, cryptography, databases, programming tools, natural language processing, user interfaces, digital cameras, image compression, thin-film transistors, telecommunication networks, wireless networking, telephony, VoIP, virtual machines, security systems, medical devices, rare-earth magnets, plasma physics, and aircraft power systems.
In addition to his experience litigating patents, Mr. Jairam also has litigation experience in other areas of intellectual property law, including trademarks and trade secrets.
Additionally, Mr. Jairam is an experienced patent prosecutor and has drafted and/or prosecuted hundreds of patent applications since 2008 in various technical fields. His experiences in patent prosecution guide his work in litigation and post-grant proceedings. He is well-versed in the nuances of 35 U.S.C § 112 and is skilled at searching for prior art references.
Clients benefit from Mr. Jairam’s breadth of experiences, including his training and work experience in business, technology, and law. With a degree in business, Mr. Jairam is well situated to understand clients’ strategic concerns and appreciates the importance of effective project management. With four technical degrees and seven years of engineering experience, he can handle matters involving various technologies comprehensively and efficiently.
Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Jairam was a patent agent and patent attorney at an international law firm, and before that he was a patent agent at an intellectual property boutique firm.
Mr. Jairam worked in research and development for seven years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory after earning his first master’s degree. From 2001 to 2006 he worked on radar image processing (e.g., for automatic target recognition), and from 2006 to 2008 he worked on audio signal processing (e.g., for speech/speaker recognition) and natural language processing (e.g., machine translation).
In addition to his intellectual property law practice, Mr. Jairam has served as local counsel for clients in Virginia state court, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in matters such as commercial banking and defamation, and he has worked on various pro bono matters relating to contracts, patents, copyrights, animal law, and veterans law.
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