Arvind Jairam is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Duane Morris. His practice covers all aspects of patent law, including patent litigation, patent prosecution, post-issuance proceedings and due diligence matters. He draws upon perspectives gained from his legal, technical and business experiences to solve problems for clients efficiently and thoroughly.
Mr. Jairam is an experienced patent litigator. He has worked on complex patent infringement cases involving circuits, cryptography, databases, programming tools, image compression, thin-film transistors, telecommunication networks, virtual machines, video cameras, medical devices and plasma physics, among other cases. He attended law school at night while working at Duane Morris, thereby becoming familiar with strategies and nuts and bolts of real-world litigation throughout his years in law school.
Since 2008, Mr. Jairam has helped clients obtain patents on inventions in various subject areas generally related to the electrical and mechanical arts, including circuits, mechanical devices, wireless and wired communications, semiconductor devices, electromagnetism, medical devices, optics, mathematical modeling, software and business methods. His technical background and years of experience at a research laboratory enable him to work efficiently with inventors on a range of technical subjects.
Mr. Jairam's practice also includes post-issuance proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review of patents. His litigation experience helps him understand strategic considerations regarding the interplay between post-issuance proceedings and litigation, and his patent prosecution experience positions him well for post-issuance proceedings before the Patent Office.
Mr. Jairam's technical background includes degrees in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and mathematics. After his graduate engineering studies, he worked as an engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. From 2001 to 2006, he developed radar algorithms to counter ballistic missile threats. From 2006 to 2008, he worked on speech recognition, speaker recognition and machine translation systems. During that time he studied and applied Mandarin and Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Iraqi dialect) professionally, and foreign languages (including various languages from around the world) continue to be an area of personal interest to him. Mr. Jairam's R&D efforts at Lincoln Lab encompassed algorithm conception, software development, systems engineering and field testing in various technical areas, including digital signal processing (e.g., in image and speech domains), communications systems, radar engineering (software and hardware), aerospace engineering and computational linguistics. He has co-authored several technical papers.
In addition to his law degree and technical degrees, Mr. Jairam earned a master's degree in business administration and management.
- 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. 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
- 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
- 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