Anupam Sharma is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
Mr. Sharma has worked on a variety of Intellectual Property litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on patent and trade secret cases. He has litigated in federal district courts nation-wide and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
He has extensive experience in conducting technical analysis regarding the validity, infringement and enforceability of patents. He has worked with scientific experts and technical personnel to conduct pre-filing investigations, develop non-infringement and invalidity positions and claim construction positions. Mr. Sharma has worked on litigation matters involving a broad range of technologies, such as semiconductor manufacturing, semiconductor capital equipment, microprocessor and base-band processor design and other digital integrated circuits, and electronic design automation (EDA) software.
Prior to starting his legal career, Mr. Sharma was a venture capital associate at Investor Growth Capital, a subsidiary of Investor AB, where he evaluated investment opportunities in the hardware and technical software sector. Before that, he was an investment banking associate in the Semiconductor and Capital Equipment Group of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group. Mr. Sharma has also worked with Intel Capital’s Merger & Acquisitions Group.
Before attending law school, Mr. Sharma worked as an engineer for Mentor Graphics, Inc., where he developed electrical and physical synthesis software. He was also a Research Assistant in the Hardware-Software Codesign Research Group at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.