Arvind Jairam is an associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice in the areas of patent litigation, patent post-grant proceedings, and due diligence analyses.
Arvind has worked on patent infringement cases in various federal district courts regarding technologies including circuits, cryptography, databases, programming tools, software, image compression, thin-film transistors, Power over Ethernet, telecommunication networks, wireless networking, telephony, VoIP, virtual machines, digital cameras, security systems, medical devices, rare-earth magnets, plasma physics, and aircraft power systems. He also has experience with litigation involving other types of intellectual property such as trademarks and trade secrets.
Arvind is also an experienced patent prosecutor and has drafted and/or prosecuted hundreds of patent applications since 2008 in various fields. He leverages his prosecution and litigation experience in his practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has worked on numerous inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review matters before the PTAB.
Clients benefit from Arvind’s breadth of experiences, as much of his practice lies at the intersection of law, business, and technology. For example, his knowledge of finance and accounting from his graduate business degree guides his perspectives when performing patent portfolio valuations that include complex damages analyses. Additionally, his technical experience enables him to handle matters involving various technologies comprehensively and efficiently.
Before joining Paul Hastings, Arvind 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.
Arvind worked for seven years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. At Lincoln Lab, he gained research and development experience in various projects related to national security. From 2001 to 2006 he worked on image processing and target discrimination for missile defense radars, and from 2006 to 2008, he worked on audio signal processing (e.g., for speech and speaker recognition) and natural language processing (e.g., for speech-to-speech translation systems).
Arvind’s graduate engineering coursework focused on signal processing, networks, and mathematical modeling. He earned undergraduate degrees in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mathematics. Accordingly, he has an interdisciplinary background and understands various aspects of technology relating to hardware, software, theory, and implementation.
In addition to his intellectual property law practice, Arvind has successfully 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.
Arvind maintains an active pro bono practice and has worked on a range of pro bono matters regarding patent law, animal law, veterans law, and voting issues.
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