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Attorney Sri Sankaran

Sri Sankaran

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Biography

Within the technology legal field, I specialize in presenting your story in the best possible way to the relevant audience. To do this, I must understand the nuances of your business goals and your technology. I must also understand what about your story will best resonate with the relevant audience, whether that is a judge, a jury, an adverse party in a negotiation, or a potential business partner or investor.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Chicago
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • IP Contracts & Licensing
  • IP Consulting
  • Prosecution
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America© – Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2015, 2019; Litigation – Patent, 2015-2019
  • IP Star – Managing IP, 2014-2018

Representative Matters

  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement matter relating to formatted magnetic data storage tapes at the International Trade Commission and district court; settled during trial;
  • Won summary judgment of non-infringement on patent relating to self-nanoemulsified drug delivery system; affirmed on appeal;
  • Won summary judgment establishing that plaintiff’s patent on a corosolic acid composition for treatment of diabetes was invalid for lack of enablement and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct; won summary judgment dismissing claims of unfair competition; won award of $157,000 in attorneys’ fees;
  • Obtained permanent injunction and $250,000 judgment against preparation course that copied questions from plaintiff’s examination used to qualify individuals for state licensure as radiation therapists;
  • Won jury verdict of willful infringement and award of treble damages in action for infringement of patent on animal feed;
  • Won judgment, after jury trial, that plaintiff’s patent on machine used in cardboard manufacture was invalid; affirmed on appeal;
  • Represented plaintiff in Hatch-Waxman Act litigation relating to generic version of patented oral prednisolone; settled;
  • Successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction relating to patent on wireless data communication networks; plaintiff granted covenant not to sue after court issued preliminary claim construction favorable to defendant;
  • Represented plaintiff in action for infringement of patent relating to decision making software; settled;
  • Won preliminary injunction against infringement of patent on mechanical seals for a gearbox; settled thereafter;
  • Represented plaintiff in action for trademark infringement and unfair competition; settled;
  • Won summary judgment of non-infringement on patent relating to fixed network communications system; affirmed n appeal; won award of $800,000 in attorney’s fees;
  • Represented defendant in action alleging trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and defamation; won summary judgment or dismissal of all claims; affirmed on appeal;
  • Won summary judgment of noninfringement on patent relating to soil vapor extraction; affirmed on appeal;
  • Obtained permanent injunction and judgment of more than $2 million for infringement of DESERT EAGLE trademark and trade dress in Desert Eagle firearm;
  • Represented defendant accused of infringing patent on system for electronic trading; complaint dismissed with prejudice prior to claim construction hearing;
  • Represented plaintiff manufacturer of optical sensors in litigation relating to patent inventorship and theft of technology; settled.