Nisha N. Patel

Nisha-Patel

Nisha N. Patel

Partner

Silicon Valley | 3000 El Camino Real, Five Palo Alto Square, Suite 650, Palo Alto, CA, United States of America 94306-2112
+1 650 813 4834 | +1 650 813 4848


vCard
PDF

Nisha N. Patel practices intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation matters. Ms. Patel represents technology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in IP litigation suits, as both plaintiffs and defendants. She has in-depth technological experience in diverse electrical and mechanical fields, including: telecommunications, computer architecture, medical devices, power distribution systems, fiber optics, telehealth platforms, and semiconductor microfabrication.

Ms. Patel's litigation experience spans all aspects of trial and appellate practice in federal courts across the United States. She also has extensive experience handling post-grant matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, such as reexamination and inter partes review proceedings. Ms. Patel also maintains an active pro bono practice, including serving as first chair in a jury trial in the Northern District of California and successfully arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Experience
  • Intellectual Ventures v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. et al. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas). Represented Intellectual Ventures in multiple patent infringement suits involving ten patents relating to LTE systems. Obtained US$43M jury verdict; settled.
  • Intellectual Ventures v. AT&T Mobility et al. (U.S. District Court, District of Delaware). Represented Intellectual Ventures in multiple patent infringement suits involving over 28 patents related to various aspects of telecommunications services including LTE and 3G infrastructure, SMS messaging, MMS messaging, web-based services and directory assistance. Settled.
  • Music Choice v. Stingray Digital Inc., et al. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas). Represent Music Choice in patent infringement and contract suits, and related inter partes review proceedings, regarding media-on-demand technology. Settled.
  • Jazz Pharms., v. Snychrony Grp., LLC, et al. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Represented Jazz Pharmaceuticals in trade secret misappropriation and contract suit relating to sleep-related drugs. Settled. 
  • Mondis Technology Ltd. v. LG Electronics, Inc. (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey). Represented Mondis in case against LG’s digital televisions that implement HDMI and VESA plug-and-play technology. Obtained US$45M jury verdict; pending.
  • BPI Sports LLC v. NAI. Represented BPI in patent infringement case involving nutritional supplements utilizing L-citruline. Settled.
  • One of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in a criminal matter involving RICO, conspiracy, theft of trade secrets, among other claims. 
  • A digital telehealth company in a patent litigation dispute in the Northern District of California involving six patents, related inter partes review proceedings, and patent portfolio counseling.
  • An artesian bottled water producer in trademark portfolio counseling and enforcement strategy.
*Includes matters handled at Dechert and prior to joining the firm.
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2008
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2011, cum laude, Dean's List (2010-2011)
Admissions
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
External Articles
Speaking Engagements
  • Women in IPLS — New York, NY; Roundtable speaker, "Women in IP" panel hosted by the Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Society (March 5, 2020)
  • Effective Time Management for Legal Professionals — ABA 8th Circuit Meeting (Law Student Division); University of St. Thomas School of Law (February 1, 2013)