Fahd H. Patel is Of Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Patel focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in district courts, as well as post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office.
Mr. Patel works on developing case theories throughout the life cycle of a case, from complaint to trial. He frequently works with technical experts, has taken and defended expert depositions, and has prepared multiple experts for deposition and trial. He also prepares case dispositive briefs, performs case management duties, and handles offensive and defensive discovery.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Patel is regularly involved with post‑grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) under the America Invents Act. He has prepared numerous petitions for inter partes review that have resulted in settlement of the underlying litigation and has also successfully defended against post-grant review and other petitions. He is a committee co-chair for the PTAB Bar Association.
During law school, Mr. Patel worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO, where he examined applications in the areas of computer software, telecommunications, and business methods. He has spent his career working on a wide variety of highly technical subject matters, including telecommunications systems, computer networking, databases, memory interfaces, computer architecture, operating systems, digital rights management, business methods, and computerized financial transactions.
Mr. Patel received his B.S. in computer engineering, with honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Patel is admitted to practice before the USPTO.Show More
Representing Uber in a high-profile action brought by Waymo for alleged trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement pertaining to LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles.
Represented plaintiff PhishMe in patent litigation relating to network security technology against its direct competitor. Case terminated based on favorable settlement.
Represented respondent BlackBerry in an ITC investigation involving a hierarchical user interface for accessing music tracks on portable media players. Obtained an early initial determination from the ALJ finding the asserted patent invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101.