Arvind Jairam is a patent attorney with experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent prosecution, litigation, post-issuance proceedings, patent portfolio analysis and patent opinions. Since 2008, Mr. Jairam has drafted over 100 patent applications in various subject areas including circuits, telecommunication networks, semiconductor devices, computer hardware and software, signal processing, electromagnetism, optics, e-commerce, business methods, medical devices, mechanical devices, exercise equipment and clean energy technologies.
Arvind is an experienced patent litigator. He has worked on patent infringement cases involving circuits, cryptography, databases, programming tools, software, image compression, thin-film transistors, telecommunication networks, virtual machines, digital cameras, security systems, medical devices, plasma physics and power systems in commercial aircraft, 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). He has prepared several IPR/CBM petitions and leverage his years of patent prosecution experience to develop practice strategies that are effective before the PTAB. In addition, as a litigator he understands the subtleties of the relationship between district court patent litigation and PTAB post-issuance proceedings.
Arvind has a deep technical background, including a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and several years of experience as an engineer. His master’s curriculum focused generally on networks, signal processing, and mathematical modeling. After completing his first master's degree, he worked in R&D at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. From 2001 to 2006, he worked primarily on image processing for radars, and from 2006 to 2008, he worked on speech recognition, speaker recognition and machine translation systems. His activities at Lincoln Lab 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.
Arvind attended law school part-time at the George Washington University Law School while working as a patent agent/law clerk at Duane Morris. In this way, he gained valuable real-world legal experience throughout the years of law school.
In addition to his law degree and technical degrees, Arvind earned a second master's degree in business administration and management, which has given him a better understanding of the realities of the marketplace. He has a strong background in marketing, finance, and operations, and he graduated near the top of his class at Boston University (GPA 3.97/4.0). His business training helps him craft legal strategies with clients' business goals in mind.
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. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 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, criminal law and veterans law.
- District of Columbia
- 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
- 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
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Diploma, Deposition Skills
- 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
- Contributor, Duane Morris PTAB Practice Blog
- Contributor, Government Contracts and Litigation Blog
- Co-author, "California Federal Judge Invalidates Spinal Surgery Patents Due to Lack of Objective Boundaries," Duane Morris Alert, December 1, 2014
- Co-author, "Federal Circuit Finds Computer Bingo Patents Invalid as Abstract Ideas," Duane Morris Alert, August 27, 2014
- Author, "U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter," Duane Morris Alert, June 25, 2014
- Author, "Federal Circuit Reverses District Court on Claim Construction in Patent Suit Involving Google's Street View," Duane Morris Alert, March 18, 2014