Anupam Sharma is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Mr. Sharma has worked on a variety of Intellectual Property litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on patent and trade secret cases. He has litigated in federal district courts nation-wide and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
He has extensive experience in conducting technical analysis regarding the validity, infringement and enforceability of patents. He has worked with scientific experts and technical personnel to conduct pre-filing investigations, develop non-infringement and invalidity positions and claim construction positions.
Mr. Sharma has worked on litigation matters involving a broad range of technologies, such as semiconductor manufacturing, semiconductor capital equipment, microprocessor and base-band processor design and other digital integrated circuits, and electronic design automation (EDA) software.
Prior to starting his legal career, Mr. Sharma was a venture capital associate at Investor Growth Capital, a subsidiary of Investor AB, where he evaluated investment opportunities in the hardware and technical software sector.
Before that, he was an investment banking associate in the Semiconductor and Capital Equipment Group of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group. Mr. Sharma has also worked with Intel Capital’s Merger & Acquisitions Group.
Before attending law school, Mr. Sharma worked as an engineer for Mentor Graphics, Inc., where he developed electrical and physical synthesis software. He was also a Research Assistant in the Hardware-Software Codesign Research Group at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Stanford Law School, J.D., 2000
- Stanford School of Engineering, M.S., 2000
- University of Illinois, 1997
- University of Georgia, M.S., 1990
- University of New Delhi, India, B.E., 1988
Bar Admissions :
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Representative Matters :
- Represented Texas Instruments in a multi-party Investigation concerning 3D graphics processors and memory controllers. Computing or Graphics Systems (USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-984).
- Represented Texas Instruments in a patent infringement action involving physical layer of IEEE 802.11 standard. CSIRO v. Texas Instruments Incorporated, 6:12-CV-00578 (E.D. Tex.).
- Represented Texas Instruments in patent infringement matter involving monolithic battery chargers. Represented Texas Instruments as petitioner in an IPR proceeding. Unifi Scientific Batteries, LLC v. Texas Instruments Incorporated, 6:12-CV-00223 (E.D. Tex.).
- Represented Texas Instruments in a patent litigation involving design of phase-lockloops. PLL Technologies, Inc. v. Texas Instruments Incorporated, 1:14-CV-00944 (D. Del.).
- Represented Altera Corporation in a patent infringement action involving FPGA chips. Cradle IP, LLC v. Altera Corporation (D. Del.).
- Represented Texas Instruments in a patent infringement involving H.263 standard. Intravisual, Inc. v. Texas Instruments Incorporated, 2:10-CV-0090 (E.D. Tex.).
- Represented WARF in a patent litigation involving design of parallel processors. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Intel Corporation, 3:08-CV-00078 (W.D. Wisc.).
Memberships and Affiliations :
- State Bar of California
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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