Overview

Srikant (“Sri”) Viswanadham is an associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group in the firm's Washington, DC office.

Areas of Practice

Sri focuses his practice on patent procurement and enforcement, patent portfolio management, and strategic IP counseling.  He has advised companies ranging from startups to large multinationals with respect to all aspects of IP protection, with a particular emphasis on building and curating IP assets that align with the strategic business goals of his clients.

Sri has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications over the course of his career.  Sri’s technical expertise is wide-ranging and traverses multiple industries and technology areas including computer software and hardware, 802.11 and cellular networking protocols, consumer electronics, autonomous driving, machine learning, financial services, medical devices, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). 

In addition to his core patent procurement practice, Sri has substantial experience rendering invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions and providing litigation support.  Sri also has experience with trademark and copyright procurement and enforcement.         

Insights

Articles

  • “Legal Alert: Another Software Patent is Invalidated – Are Business Method and Software Patent Rights at Risk?” November 19, 2014
  • “Legal Alert: Alice Pulls a White Rabbit From the Supreme Court’s Hat – Software Patents after Alice v. CLS Bank,” CLE co-presenter, October 28, 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Panelist, “Defensive Prosecution and Portfolio Management,” 3rd Annual IP Defense Summit – Seattle, October 23, 2018
  • Co-Panelist, “Strengthening Your IP Portfolio with Design Patents,” 2018 IP Institute, Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, September 21-22, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “One-Oh-What Now? Patentable Subject Matter Madness,” Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Patent and Litigation Committees, March 9, 2015

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006

B.A., Mathematics (Computer Science Emphasis), University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Admissions

  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Practice Exclusively Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
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