Phillip W. Citroen and Ronak D. Desai Named 2020 DC Rising Stars by National Law Journal
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced that
Phillip Citroën, an intellectual property Of Counsel in the Litigation department, described the biggest win or accomplishment in his practice. “I secured victories in six inter partes review proceedings before the [U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board], resulting in the cancellation of all 81 challenged claims across five related patents,” said Phillip. “All victories are sweet, but these victories were particularly meaningful because a subset of the claims was previously found not unpatentable in other proceedings.”
Ronak D. Desai is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation group. Ronak described his biggest win or accomplishment in his practice as “Formulating and executing a successful strategy on behalf of a high-profile client under simultaneous investigation by several Congressional committees and enforcement authorities. My prior Capitol Hill experience was key to achieving the result.” He added, “No one achieves anything alone. Victories are sweetened and setbacks softened when working together.”
At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.