Rajeev Gupta, Ph.D., focuses his practice on patent litigation in U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), strategic patent prosecution, and client counseling.
Raj has considerable experience in telecommunications, optics, semiconductors, wireless technologies, neural networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal processing, networking, smartphones, communication protocols, cryptography, lithography, material properties of semiconductors and metals, biometrics, video game technologies, software, microprocessors, security systems, optical fibers, telematics, human-computer interaction, and in areas pertaining to fabrication and characterization of nanodevices.
His nanodevice experience includes physics of nanomaterials, laser manipulation of atoms, high-resolution optical Fourier transform spectroscopy of nanomaterials, quantum computing, quantum devices, and use of synchrotron radiation and other vacuum ultraviolet sources for characterization of materials and detectors for microlithography.
Raj has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including examining and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses at trial, taking and defending depositions, and managing day-to-day litigation activities. He has tried cases before administrative law judges at the ITC. Raj also has a wide range of experience involving post-grant proceedings, where he has served as co-lead counsel for several proceedings, and reexamination matters.
In addition to his litigation practice, Raj advises clients on a wide variety of transactional patent matters, including licensing, strategic prosecution matters, and monetization strategies for issued patents. He has extensive experience in assessing, developing, implementing, and managing patent portfolios. Raj also provides opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity of patents.
Prior to joining Finnegan, Raj served as a staff scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where his research activities covered a wide array of topics, including nanofabrication of one and two dimensional magnetic and non-magnetic arrays; microlithography with the use of excimer lasers and radiation from synchrotron sources; development of deep ultraviolet optical sensors; and high accuracy characterization of optical materials for optical microlithography. Raj leads Finnegan’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
- Georgetown University Law Center J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
- State University of New York, Stony Brook Ph.D., Physics, 1993
- Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India M.S., Physics, 1988
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, Hon. Richard Linn
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (president, 2014-present; vice-president, 2013-2014; Inn counselor, 2012-2013; treasurer, 2010-2012)
- American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
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