Assad Rajani focuses on IP litigation and counseling for a wide range of high-tech and life sciences clients. Mr. Rajani has litigated cases in federal district court, on appeal at the Federal Circuit, and before the US Patent Office. He has been involved in all phases of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigations, taking and defending depositions, drafting briefs on case dispositive issues, performing infringement and validity analyses, working with inventors and experts, and trial preparation. He has successfully represented clients in trials in the Eastern District of Texas and District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Rajani also counsels clients regarding the protection and enforcement of IP rights in government contracts and conducts IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Rajani represents clients in general commercial litigation matters. Mr. Rajani regularly serves as pro bono counsel in guardianship cases and in landlord-tenant disputes.

Experience

  • Google and Motorola in a patent infringement suit involving computerized handling of contact information. Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Google Inc., Motorola Mobility LLC (D. Delaware, Fed. Cir.).
  • Time Warner in a patent infringement suit involving converting, navigating, and delivering video-on-demand content. The court granted Time Warner summary judgment of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Broadband iTV, Inc. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc. (D. Hawaii, Fed. Cir.).
  • Callidus in a patent infringement suit involving enterprise incentive compensation software and cross asserting Callidus’ patents. Successfully instituted CBM Review challenging the validity of all of Versata’s asserted business method patents and reversed the district court’s denial of a stay pending CBM Review. Callidus Software Inc. v. Versata (D. Delaware, Fed. Cir.).
  • Callidus in enforcing its patents and asserting business tort and breach of contract claims. The case settled in mediation on terms favorable to Callidus. Callidus Software v. Xactly Corp. (C.D. California).
  • SSL in a patent infringement suit involving end-to-end encryption technology. A jury trial ended with a US$10 million damages award and a US$5 million enhancement for willful infringement in SSL’s favor, which was aļ¬ƒrmed on appeal. SSL v. Citrix. (E.D. Texas, Fed. Cir.).
  • Symantec in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract suit involving storage management software. Symantec v. StorageCraft. (D. Utah).

Perspectives

Recognition

Northern California Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" (2013-2018)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2007
  • BA, Syracuse University, 2004, with honors (quadruple major)
Admissions
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Activities
  • Member, Legal Aid Society - San Mateo

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