Mr. Anand Sharma
Anand Sharma practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular emphasis on district court and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 litigations, as well as strategic client counseling. Mr. Sharma has extensive experience in managing day-to-day operation of patent litigations and in developing and implementing patent litigation strategies. He also has considerable experience in trial practice, including taking and defending witnesses at deposition and trial, preparing and arguing discovery, Markman and summary judgment motions, and participating in settlement and mediation negotiations. Mr. Sharma has also drafted numerous patentability, validity, and infringement opinions, as well as patent applications. In addition, he counsels clients on strategic patent planning in areas such as patent procurement, licensing, and pre-litigation considerations. Mr. Sharma’s practice has covered many technology areas, including smart phones, medical devices, neurosurgery navigation systems, locomotives, engine after-treatment systems, multi-wire cable fabrication, semiconductor probe card assemblies, DRAM, well-site drilling equipment, and consumer appliances and electronics. Mr. Sharma is a frequent lecturer on patent-related matters. He has lectured at conferences sponsored by various industry and legal associations, including the National Bar Association, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the National Association of Software and Service Companies. Additionally, he has authored articles on IP topics related to India and has often been quoted in IP Law360. Mr. Sharma also serves as an adjunct professor at Howard University, teaching patent law at the College of Engineering and at the Law School. He also chairs the firm’s diversity committee.