For more than a decade, Chandran B. Iyer has been counseling mature and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors on a variety of technology-related issues. As a registered patent attorney with experience in patent litigation, post-grant PTO proceedings, and patent prosecution, Chandran also helps global corporations and market-leading innovators obtain, enforce, monetize, and license patent portfolios.
He is Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, a firm-wide, interdisciplinary team experienced with patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and other IP-related matters.
Chandran’s patent law experience spans a variety of industries, including electrical and mechanical technologies, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, computer software, and smartphone and internet technologies. He has managed and argued cases at both the state and federal levels, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
He has also overseen Abbreviated New Drug Application cases and litigations involving complex technology such as backup and restore software, middleware technology, wearable fitness monitors, and multi-axial pedicle screws. In addition, he handles a number of post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office such as inter partes reviews (IPRs) and reexamination.
Chandran is a nationally and internationally recognized leader, speaker, and author on patent use, enforcement, and monetization. He is a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Nanotechnology Committee and a past Chair of DRI’s ITC Litigation Committee.
He speaks frequently at conferences, annual meetings, and universities on three continents, and his writing and commentary regularly appear in major law, science, business, and technology publications.
Before joining Goldberg Segalla, Chandran was a partner at a prominent global IP firm based in Washington, D.C.
Chandran’s work extends across many industries and products, with a particular emphasis on computer science and electrical technologies.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- International Technology Law Association
- International Bar Association
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2000
- Brandeis University, B.A., Biology/Biochemistry, 1996
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