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Udit Sood
Udit Sood
Associate
San Francisco +1 415 591 7064 usood@cov.com Download V-card

Udit Sood focuses his practice on high stakes commercial litigation, particularly patent infringement in the high technology, gaming, and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Sood has experience handling patent matters involving a wide range of technologies, for example, satellite Internet, set-top boxes, slot machines, cellular communications and information security. In addition, he represents clients in disputes involving trade secret, unfair competition and antitrust laws.

  • Representing Israeli defense company Elbit Systems Ltd. in Eastern District of Texas lawsuit alleging infringement of its patents relating to satellite communication technology by a global provider of satellite-based Internet services.
  • Represented Aristocrat Technologies in patent litigation in the District of Nevada relating to slot machine technology, including preparation of inter-partes review (IPR) petition challenging validity of opposing party’s design patent.
  • Advised a global interactive television company on multiple district court and ITC actions involving the company’s patents on various set-top box related technologies.
  • Represented Samsung in a patent infringement action at the ITC brought by Creative Technology Ltd. involving media organization capabilities in smartphones.
  • Advised multinational consumer electronics manufacturer specializing in audio technologies on potential FRAND violations by holder of patents essential to various ATSC, BDA and ETSI standards, and advised on litigation strategy.
  • Advised leading operator of Internet infrastructure, including the authoritative registry for some of the Internet’s most prominent top-level domains, on enforcement of its cyber-security related IP against potential infringers.
  • Represented Indian OEMs in defensive infringement action involving standard essential patents (GSM, 2G and 3G) before the Delhi High Court and the Competition Commission of India.
  • Lead associate in bringing a trade secrets and breach of confidentiality action on behalf of a leading multinational IT staffing company in a district court in Bangalore. Prepared and filed complaint, obtained an ex parte injunction and secured a favorable settlement all within a few weeks.
  • Represented a multinational technology company in copyright infringement suit concerning content in third party mobile applications before the Delhi High Court.
  • Represented generic drug manufacturer in defensive patent litigation involving breast cancer medication.
  • Represented leading seeds manufacturer in India in offensive litigation asserting breach of confidentiality and infringement of the sui generis statutory IP rights in seeds.
  • Represented Cricbuzz.com in a defensive unfair competition suit before the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India.
  • Represented easyGroup (UK) and affiliated companies in a trademark infringement suit involving the “EASYJET” mark before the Delhi High Court. Presented closing arguments in part, secured an injunction, damages of INR 500,000 as well as litigation costs.
  • Represented the collecting society, Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), before the Supreme Court of India in opposing a challenge to the constitutionality of the Indian Copyright Act concerning music royalties brought by the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India.

Pro Bono

  • Anderson et al v. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment - Representing class action plaintiffs in the Northern District of California against SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for disseminating false and misleading advertising relating to the care and treatment of its captive orcas.
  • Robinson v. Dignity Health - Represented transgender man in Title VII lawsuit in Northern District of California against employer for blanket exclusion of gender reassignment surgery from medical insurance plan.
  • Minna Saran et al v. Suresh Kumar Koushal & Union of India - Represented parents of LGBT persons in petition before the Supreme Court of India for reconsideration of its ruling “recriminalizing” homosexuality in India.