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 litigation, including patentability trials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and patent infringement cases in district courts. Clients benefit from the breadth and depth of his experiences in technology, business, and law.
Mr. Jairam has been a patent practitioner for over a dozen years, and his experience spans several areas of patent law, including prosecution, litigation, post-grant proceedings, licensing, and opinions. He has drafted and/or prosecuted over two hundred patent applications in various technical fields, generally relating to electrical engineering and computers. Mr. Jairam has worked on numerous patent infringement cases and has more recently been among the most active practitioners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO. For example, in 2018, he filed more IPR petitions than any other associate in the United States, according to Docket Navigator. He also handles IPRs on behalf of patent owners and leverages his experience in patent prosecution. He has been recognized as a "Legal Lion" by Law 360 for his IPR work.
Mr. Jairam has had a proven track record of diligent efforts and successful results throughout his life. For example, after graduating first in his high school class at the age of 16, Mr. Jairam earned undergraduate degrees in mathematical sciences, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering, with University Honors, and a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, all from Carnegie Mellon University. After university, Mr. Jairam worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for about seven years on research and development projects generally involving signal processing and communications. His work covered image processing, radar signal processing, audio signal processing (e.g., for speech/speaker/language recognition), and natural language processing. As a result, he has a sound understanding of various technical issues that arise in patent matters.
In addition to his primary practice in patent law, Mr. Jairam has served as local counsel in the "Rocket Docket" Eastern District of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for various types of matters, including commercial litigation, defamation, and class action securities litigation. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily in veterans law and patent law.
Accolades and Recognitions
Recognized as a Legal Lion by Law360 (2018)
Washington DC Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2018)
Carnegie Mellon Senior Leadership Award (2000)
Phi Beta Kappa (2000)
George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors (2013)
Boston University, M.S., Business Administration and Management (2008)
Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001)
Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Computer Science, with University Honors (2000)
Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, with University Honors (2000)
Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Mathematical Sciences, with University Honors (2000)
Co-author, "Planning for a PTAB Deposition," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, October 27, 2017
Co-author, "A First Look at the Impact of Recent Rule Changes on Patent Owner Preliminary Responses," Landslide, April 12, 2017
Primary author, "Motion tracking patent invalidated in litigation involving F-35 Joint Strike Fighter," Lexology, July 27, 2015
Primary author, "Navy's under-construction ships found not to infringe FastShip patents," Lexology, July 9, 2015
Primary author, "War memorial sculptor wins appeal in copyright litigation with government," Lexology, February 13, 2015
Primary author, "California federal judge invalidates spinal surgery patents due to lack of objective boundaries," Lexology, December 1, 2014
Primary author, "Federal Circuit finds computer bingo patents invalid as abstract ideas," Lexology, August 27, 2014
Primary author and coauthor for various case summaries for Circuit Case Digest, a monthly publication of the Federal Circuit Bar Association
Primary author for various case summaries for PTAB Roundup, a weekly publication of the PTAB Bar Association
- Douglas A. Jones,Martha Herzog,Hussny Ibrahim, Arvind Jairam,Wade Shen,Edward Gibson,Michael Emonts, "ILR-Based MT Comprehension Test with Multi-Level Questions,"HLT-NAACL (Short Papers) 2007: 77-80
- Douglas A. Jones, Arvind Jairam,Wade Shen,Paul D. Gatewood,John D. Tardelli,Michael Emonts, "Experimental Facility for Measuring the Impact of Environmental noise and speaker Variation on speech-to-speech Translation Devices,"SLT 2006: 250-253
Represented a Fortune 500 bank in patent infringement litigation regarding web page authentication. The case was settled in a manner the client found favorable.
Represented a leading telecommunications company in litigation alleging infringement of eight patents pertaining to cloud computing and secure networking. The case was dismissed for lack of standing.
Represented a major software company in litigation alleging infringement of patents involving integrated development environment (IDE) for programming. The case was dismissed with no payment by client.
Represented a leading semiconductor foundry in patent infringement litigation involving plasma technology for semiconductors. The case was settled in a manner the client found favorable.
Represented a payment systems company in patent infringement litigation involving database security and cryptography. The case was settled in a manner the client found favorable after filing a petition for covered business method (CBM) review.
Represented a Fortune 500 hotel company in litigation alleging infringement of three patents involving wireless networks. The case was dismissed without payment by client after our preparation of IPR petitions.
Represented an aircraft electronics company in patent infringement litigation involving aircraft power systems.
Represented a leading microscope maker in IPR challenge to microscopy patent. The case was settled after the Board instituted trial on all grounds.
Representing a leading technology company in CBM challenge to patent directed to collecting data over the Internet.
Representing a leading technology company in IPR challenge to patent directed to device control based on natural language processing.
Representing a leading electronics company in IPR challenge to six patents directed to DRAM systems.
Representing a leading technology company in IPR challenge to patent directed to GUI components.