Rajiv P. Patel
Partner - Intellectual Property Group
Fenwick & West LLP
With extensive experience in patent procurement, disputes, and transactions, Mr. Patel is frequently retained to develop and execute patent strategies for clients.
In patent procurement matters, Mr. Patel creates patent strategies and counsels, prepares and prosecutes patents in a wide range of electrical, mechanical and software technologies. He advises companies on strategic uses of patent reissue proceedings and actively prosecutes such proceedings. He also partakes in appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. In addition, Mr. Patel develops and executes global patent strategies involving patent procurement in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Brazil and India.
In patent dispute matters, Mr. Patel is active in reexamination and litigation proceedings in technology areas that include solid-state memories, electronic gaming, Internet technologies, and media and entertainment.
In patent transaction matters he is involved with negotiations of patent and intellectual property ("IP") licenses, and leads IP due diligence and audit matters for mergers & acquisitions, venture funding, initial public offerings, private equity financings, and securitizations.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Patel was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he taught a patents course. Mr. Patel was a faculty member of Law Seminars International and The Continuing Education Bar of the State Bar of California. Presently, he is on the faculty of Practising Law Institute and chairs two patent programs (1) Advance Patent Prosecution and (2) Patent Reexamination and Litigation Crossover Proceedings. In addition, Mr. Patel has authored a number of articles in the field of patent law.