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Recognized Patent Litigator Joins Paul Hastings in Washington, DC

June 09, 2014

Washington, DC - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Naveen Modi has joined the Intellectual Property practice in Washington, DC as a partner. Mr. Modi joins from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, where he was a partner.  Mr. Modi has an extensive practice representing companies in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

"The overhaul of the patent law under the America Invents Act (AIA) has given rise to new ways to challenge and defend patent claims,” explained Joseph O’Malley, co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings. “Naveen is among a handful of lawyers who have established a strong track record handling these contested proceedings before the Patent Office.  He will help lead our Patent Office practice to better serve our clients in this rapidly-growing forum,” he added. 

“Naveen’s arrival is another example of the strategic investments we are making in our Litigation practice,” said Barry Sher, chair of Paul Hastings’ Litigation practice. “Our Intellectual Property practice has grown in size and stature and Naveen will help us continue on this upward trajectory. We are increasingly leading a wide-range of clients, from tech giants to leading pharmaceutical companies, to victory with precedent-setting decisions and an innovative legal approach,” he added.

In addition to his focus on post-grant proceedings, Mr. Modi’s practice covers a full spectrum of patent-related matters, including litigation (U.S. district court, U.S. International Trade Commission, and appellate), interferences, client counseling, and opinions.  His patent experience encompasses a range of technical areas, including medical devices, software, networking, business methods, semiconductor devices, and electronics.

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Through a collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to client service, the professionals of Paul Hastings deliver innovative solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.