Arvind Jairam focuses his practice on patent litigation, including patentability trials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and patent infringement cases in district courts and the Federal Circuit. Arvind’s experience spans patent prosecution, litigation, post-grant proceedings, licensing, and opinions.
Arvind has worked on numerous high-profile patent infringement cases and is among the most active practitioners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He is a member of McKool Smith’s PTAB group, which is ranked #1 by IAM for patent owner work based on win rate in 2022. He focuses his IPR practice on cases on behalf of patent owners. He has previously gained substantial experience on behalf of petitioners. For example, in 2018 he filed more IPR petitions than any other associate in the country. He leverages his extensive patent prosecution experience (over 200 patent applications drafted/prosecuted) to achieve successful outcomes in IPR proceedings. Arvind has a successful track record in litigation and has been recognized as a “Legal Lion” by Law360.
Prior to entering law school, Arvind acquired a unique technical background that distinguishes him from other patent attorneys. He was the youngest triple-degree recipient in the history of his university, earning degrees in mathematical sciences, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering at the age of 20. He subsequently earned a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and worked as an engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for seven years on projects involving signal processing for missile defense radars, speech and natural language processing, machine learning, and communication systems.
With a master’s degree in business administration and management, Arvind also understands the business concerns of clients and manages his teams effectively. His legal, technical, and business skills enable him to win cases efficiently and consistently.
Prior to joining the firm:
- 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.
Rankings & Honors
• Recognized as a “Legal Lion” by Law360 for IPR work relating to smartphone patents on behalf of Google
• Recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, Washington DC region (2018-2022)
Media & Events
• Contributing editor, Roundup (biweekly publication of PTAB Bar Association) (2018-present)
• 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, Apr. 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, Feb. 13,
• Primary author, “California federal judge invalidates spinal surgery patents due to lack of objective boundaries,”
Lexology, Dec. 1, 2014
• Primary author, “Federal Circuit finds computer bingo patents invalid as abstract ideas," Lexology, Aug. 27, 2014
• A. Jairam, E. Singer, D. A. Reynolds, "Triage Framework for Resource Conservation in a Speaker Identification
System," 2007 IEEE Int'l. Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP '07), pp. IV-69-IV-72.
• D. Jones, M. Herzog, H. Ibrahim, A. Jairam, W. Shen, E. Gibson, M. Emonts, “ILR-Based MT Comprehension
Test with Multi-Level Questions,” Proc. NAACL HLT 2007, Companion Volume, pp. 77–80, Rochester, NY, April
• D. A. Jones, A. Jairam, W. Shen, P. Gatewood, J. Tardelli, M. Emonts, "Experimental facility for measuring the
impact of environmental noise and speaker variation on speech-to-speech translation devices," 2006 IEEE Spoken
Language Technology Workshop, 2006, pp. 250-253.
J.D., with honors, George Washington University School of Law, 2013
M.S., Business Administration and Management, Boston University, 2008
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
B.S., with University Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
B.S., with University Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science, 2000
B.S., with University Honors, Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office