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Ranganath Sudarshan
Ranganath Sudarshan
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5346 rsudarshan@cov.com Download V-card

Ranganath (Ranga) Sudarshan is a trial and appellate lawyer who helps innovation-driven clients resolve their most important technology disputes. He has particular expertise in advising international clients on cross-border intellectual property issues, whether in providing strategic portfolio advice, defending against infringement allegations, or enforcing intellectual property rights.

Mr. Sudarshan brings to clients a track record of successful outcomes including in the lead counsel role. His technical training at Stanford, combined with his written and oral advocacy skills, make him valuable to technology clients facing difficult litigation controversies.

  • Texas Instruments in numerous patent litigation matters (E.D. Tex., E.D.N.Y., ITC, and Federal Circuit).
  • Samsung Electronics in numerous patent litigation matters (E.D. Tex., ITC).
  • Elbit Systems Ltd. in patent litigations related to satellite data communications, video surveillance systems, and inertial motion tracking (E.D. Tex., C. of Fed. Claims, P.T.A.B., and Federal Circuit).
  • OmniActive Health Technologies in Certain Food Supplements and Vitamins, defending claims of infringement relating to ocular antioxidants (ITC, D.N.J., P.T.A.B.).
  • GE Lighting Solutions, LLC in an appeal to the Federal Circuit involving LED lighting technology.
  • Indo Count Industries Ltd. in Certain Woven Textile Fabrics and Products Containing Same, defending claims of infringement related to textile manufacturing (ITC).
  • Intercos S.p.A. in patent and trade secret litigation related to cosmetics manufacturing (N.D. Tex. and Los Angeles Superior Court).  
  • Intellectual Property Owners’ Association as amicus curiae in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
  • Microsoft Corp. in a patent litigation relating to multimedia technology (E.D. Tex, N.D. Cal.).
  • The Clearing House, The Credit Union National Association, The Financial Services Roundtable, and the Independent Community Bankers of America as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Techs., Inc.
  • Retractable Technologies, Inc. in a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, in a case relating to issues regarding the construction of claim terms in patents.    
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 131 S. Ct. 2188 (2011). The Court held that the Bayh-Dole Act does not necessarily vest title to government-funded inventions in federal contractors, citing our brief twice in its opinion.

Pro Bono

  • Represent Alabama death-row inmate in appeal before Alabama state court. Successfully obtained vacatur of death sentence after 1 week evidentiary hearing.   
  • Successfully represented a World War II combat veteran’s survivor in a benefits case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
  • Successfully represented an inmate in the Pennsylvania prison system in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Case involved constitutional claims relating to allegations of religious discrimination and sexual harassment by prison officials.

Previous Experience

  • Prior to law school, Mr. Sudarshan worked as a software engineer for a venture-backed network storage/security startup, as well as for a large Silicon Valley hardware company.  While in graduate school, he was a Mayfield Fellow with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, IP Litigation "Rising Star" (2014-2016)
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court Yearly Award (2009)