Anish Desai

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Anish Desai
Anish Desai focuses on patent litigation in U.S. District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Anish has also represented clients as lead counsel in inter partes review proceedings. In 2018, Anish was one of the top attorneys involved in Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.

Anish has had significant roles in both jury and bench trials, including direct and cross-examination of key witnesses, presenting at Markman hearings, and arguing case-dispositive motions. He has served as counsel in over 100 IPR proceedings involving jet engines, wind turbines, medical devices, biologics, chemical compositions, smartphones, GPS and wearable technology, and e-vapor products.

Since 2021, Anish has been recognized by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for Patent Litigation, and in earlier editions he was recommended for his appellate work. He is currently named among The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for Patent Litigation in New York by IAM Patent 1000, which called him a “smart attorney who is excellent at simplifying technical detail for judges and juries and great on his feet.” He has also previously been recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” honored as “Best in Patent” by Euromoney in its “Americas Rising Stars Awards,” and identified as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation by DC Super Lawyers.

Recent cases that Anish has been involved with include:

  • Co-lead counsel for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in ITC, district court, and IPR proceedings involving patent infringement and antitrust claims relating to Eylea® and Lucentis® prefilled syringes.  
  • Lead counsel for BASF in an ITC proceeding against Sharda Cropchem relating to crystalline modifications of pyraclostrobin used for crop protection.  
  • Lead counsel for Johnson & Johnson in ITC, district court, and IPR proceedings against Intuitive Surgical relating to surgical staplers and robotic surgical systems.
  • Lead counsel for General Electric in an ITC proceeding against Siemens Gamesa relating to onshore and offshore wind turbine technology.
  • Counsel for Nuance Communications in Delaware patent infringement suit brought by AI Visualize relating to medical imaging technology.
  • Counsel for Nuance Communications in Delaware and Georgia patent and antitrust lawsuits, and IPR proceedings relating to speech recognition technology.
  • Lead counsel for GE Aviation in IPR proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals involving jet engine technology.
  • Representing Sanofi in litigation, IPR proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals relating to insulin formulations and insulin delivery devices.

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