Arvind Jairam

Duane Morris LLP
505 9th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-2166

Phone: +1 202 776 5252
Fax: +1 202 403 3665

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Arvind Jairam


Arvind Jairam focuses his practice on intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.  He draws upon his legal, technical and business experiences to solve problems for clients creatively, efficiently and comprehensively.

Mr. Jairam has experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent prosecution, litigation, post-issuance proceedings, patent portfolio analysis, and invalidity, non-infringement and clearance opinions. Since 2008, Mr. Jairam has helped clients obtain patents on inventions in various subject areas including circuits, mechanical devices, wireless and wired communications, semiconductor devices, electromagnetism, medical devices, exercise equipment, optics, clean energy technologies, software and business methods. The breadth and depth of his technical background enable him to work efficiently with inventors and the Patent Office to procure patents. 

Mr. Jairam is an experienced patent litigator. He has worked on complex 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 and plasma physics, among other topics. He worked at Duane Morris as a law clerk while attending law school at night, thereby becoming familiar with the practical details of litigation even before he was an attorney.

Mr. Jairam's practice also includes post-issuance proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review of patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). His litigation experience helps him counsel clients about the interplay between post-issuance proceedings and litigation, and his prosecution background enables him to craft strategies that are attuned to PTAB practices.

Mr. Jairam's technical background includes degrees in electrical and computer engineering, computer science and mathematics. After completing his first master’s degree, he gained valuable engineering experience at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. From 2001 to 2006, he worked primarily on radar discrimination algorithms for missile defense, and from 2006 to 2008, he worked on speech recognition, speaker recognition and machine translation systems. Mr. Jairam worked on a range of activities at Lincoln Lab, including algorithm conception, software development, systems engineering, field testing and briefings to civilian and military leadership.   His projects were often multidisciplinary and covered subjects such as digital signal processing (image and speech domains), communications systems, radar engineering (software and hardware), aerospace engineering and computational linguistics. He has co-authored and/or presented several technical papers.

In addition to his law degree and technical degrees, Mr. Jairam earned a second master's degree in business administration and management, which his given him a better understanding of the competitive challenges faced by companies in various sectors.  That understanding helps him craft patent strategies with clients’ business goals in mind. 

Mr. Jairam maintains an active pro bono practice and has worked on a range of pro bono matters in patent law, animal law, criminal law and other areas of law.


  • 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. Patent and Trademark Office


  • 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


  • 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