Sanjay K. Murthy is a PTO-registered patent litigator with extensive trial experience representing technology companies in United States District Courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Section 337 investigations in the International Trade Commission.
He has successfully tried cases to juries on both coasts on behalf of Fortune 500 companies like Baxter and Pepsi. He has also first-chaired Markman hearings and argued numerous motions throughout the country.
In addition to his trial court experience, he also has significant appellate experience, having successfully handled matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Murthy also has extensive experience working on contested Post-Grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office, including Inter-Partes Reviews and ex-parte reexaminations, as well as at the European Patent Office. His current IPR work involves serving as lead counsel for Baxter International Inc., Praxair, Inc, and Match.com in multiple pending matters. He has successfully advised Baxter in multiple European opposition proceedings and German nullity actions. He has also filed successful requests for reexamination, which resulted in the complete cancellation of patents asserted in litigation.
He has experience with a broad array of technologies and fields, including medical devices (e.g., dialysis machines, drug infusion pumps, and stent grafts), pharmaceuticals, methods for manufacturing recombinant proteins (e.g., Factor VIII and alpha-1 antitrypsin), stem cells, organic/polymer chemistry, food science, oil drilling fluids, digital cameras, software-based methods, automotive windshields, and flexible packaging.
From 2007 to 2010, he was an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law, teaching an advanced course in patent law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James F. Stiven of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Prior to attending law school, he worked for a large environmental engineering consulting firm.
Representative Patent Litigation Experience
Representative USPTO/European Experience