Arvind Jairam
Associate

  • Duane Morris LLP
    505 9th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20004-2166
    USA
  • Phone: +1 202 776 5252
    Fax: +1 202 403 3665
    ajairam@duanemorris.com

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Arvind Jairam is a patent attorney with a practice focusing on all aspects of patent law, including patent prosecution, litigation, post-issuance proceedings, patent portfolio analysis and patent opinions. 

Since 2008, Arvind has drafted over 100 patent applications in various fields generally related to the electrical and computer arts, including circuits, telecommunication networks, semiconductor devices, computer hardware and software, signal processing, and electromagnetism.  He also has worked on applications in other areas including optics, e-commerce, cryptography, business methods, medical devices, motors, food processing, exercise equipment and clean energy technologies.

Arvind has worked on patent infringement cases involving 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, among other topics. 

Arvind's practice also includes patent post-issuance proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review of patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). 

Arvind’s unique technical background sets him apart from other patent attorneys.  His undergraduate studies provided him a broad foundation in all aspects of hardware and software, from device physics to circuits, computer architecture, operating systems, the networking stack, and applications.  During his master’s studies at Carnegie Mellon, Arvind concentrated in signal processing, networks, and mathematical modeling.  At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he worked from 2001 to 2006 on image processing and target discrimination for missile defense radars.  From 2006 to 2008, he diversified his engineering skill set by working on audio signal processing, speech recognition, speaker recognition and machine translation systems for military applications. His duties included algorithm conception, software development, systems engineering, field testing and briefings to civilian and military leadership. His projects were typically multidisciplinary and covered subjects such as digital signal processing, communications systems, radar engineering (software and hardware), aerospace engineering and computational linguistics. Thus, Arvind has studied and/or worked on nearly all aspects of electrical and computer engineering, in addition to his experience in those fields as a patent practitioner.

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 in patent law, animal law and veterans law.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 bank (defendant) in patent infringement litigation regarding web page authentication. Case settled in a manner the client found favorable.
  • Represented a leading telecommunications company (defendant) in litigation alleging infringement of eight patents pertaining to cloud computing and secure networking. Case dismissed for lack of standing.
  • Represented a major medical device company (defendant) in litigation alleging infringement of four patents related cutting guides and fixtures for ankle/knee surgery. Case settled in a manner that the client found favorable after our preparation of IPR petitions.
  • Represented a major software company (defendant) in litigation alleging infringement of patents involving integrated development environment (IDE) for programming. Case dismissed with no payment by client.
  • Represented a leading semiconductor foundry (defendant) in patent infringement litigation involving plasma technology for semiconductors. Case settled in a manner the client found favorable.
  • Represented a payment systems company (defendant) in patent infringement litigation involving database security and cryptography. Case settled in a manner the client found favorable after filing of CBM petition.
  • Local counsel for an online and print publisher (defendant) in defamation litigation in district court and on appeal. Judgment in favor of our client was affirmed on appeal.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 hotel company (defendant) in litigation alleging infringement of three patents involving wireless networks. Case was dismissed without payment by client after our preparation of IPR petitions.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 computer networking company (defendant) in patent infringement litigation involving uniform resource locator (URL) technology for web pages. Case settled in a manner the client found favorable after invalidity contentions.
  • Represented an aircraft electronics company (plaintiff) in patent infringement litigation involving aircraft power systems.
  • Represented a major telecommunications equipment manufacturer (defendant) in litigation alleging infringement of two patents involving LTE and 3G/4G communications. Both patents were invalidated in IPRs.
  • Represented Voxx International Corporation in its $20 million acquisition in 2015, through Newco, a Delaware LLC, of 54 percent of the assets of EyeLock, Inc., a Puerto Rico corporation, and EyeLock Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of EyeLock, Inc.
  • Represented networking equipment company in patent infringement litigation involving Power over Ethernet technology. Case settled in a manner the client found favorable.
  • Representing defendants in litigation alleging infringement of three patents involving telephony.
  • CBM2014-00121: Represented Phoenix Payment Systems, Inc. (petitioner) in covered business method proceeding involving database security. Settled in a manner the client found favorable after filing of petition.
  • IPR2016-00051: Representing Carl Zeiss Microscopy (petitioner) in inter partes review proceeding involving microscopes.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2013
  • Boston University, M.S.B.A., Business Administration and Management, 2008
  • Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Mathematical Sciences, with University honors, 2000
    - Phi Beta Kappa
    - Senior Leadership Award
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Computer Science, with University honors, 2000
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, with University honors, 2000

Professional Training

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Diploma, Deposition Skills

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2013-present
    - Patent Agent, 2009-2013
  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds P.C.
    - Patent Agent, 2008-2009
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory
    - Associate Staff Researcher, 2001-2008

Selected Publications