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.
Mr. Jairam’s experience spans all aspects of patent law, including prosecution, litigation, post-grant proceedings, licensing, and opinions. He has drafted and/or prosecuted hundreds of patent applications since 2008 in various technical fields. His 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.
Throughout his life, Mr. Jairam has worked hard and achieved high results. For example, he graduated first in his high school class of 502 students at the age of 16, earned three undergraduate degrees (with honors) and a master’s degree in the next five years, worked in engineering for seven years while earning a business degree at night (and graduating second in his class), and then worked as a patent agent while earning his law degree at night (with honors). Now, as a member of the team recognized as the Post-Grant Firm of the Year by IAM in 2019, Mr. Jairam works harder than ever before on behalf of clients. He filed more IPR petitions in 2018 than any other associate in the U.S. according to Managing IP and Docket Navigator, and he was recognized by Law360 as a “legal lion” for his work for Google.
Clients benefit from Mr. Jairam’s breadth of 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. Mr Jairam worked in research and development for seven years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory after earning his first master’s degree. From 2001 to 2008, he worked on radar image processing (e.g., for automatic target recognition), 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 the 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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