Mr. Desai is a director in the firm's Litigation and Electronics Groups and
focuses on patent litigation and general intellectual property strategy. He
has been involved in various matters before district and appellate courts,
as well as the International Trade Commission in Section 337 actions. Mr.
Desai has experience with a wide range of technologies in all phases of
litigation including case management and strategy, taking and defending
fact and expert depositions, pre-trial and jury trial practice, and critical
motions briefing. Mr. Desai also has experience counseling clients in
intellectual property strategy, including patent portfolio development and
analysis, licensing, infringement, validity, and freedom to operate
opinions, and preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
At the College of William and Mary law school, Mr. Desai was a member
of the William and Mary Law Review and was selected as a State
Scholar. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James E.
Bradberry, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia and
as a student law clerk at Earle Hale and Associates for two years while in
law school. Mr. Desai earned his undergraduate degree in Computer
Science from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, where he also undertook pre-medical studies.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Desai worked for Noblis, Inc. (formerly
Mitretek Systems) as a senior technical lead in their Center for Criminal
Justice Technology. While at Noblis, Inc. Mr. Desai served as a software
engineer and systems analyst in the area of biometric information
systems for various government agencies, including the U.S. Department
of Justice and the FBI. Mr. Desai specialized in software development for
fingerprint matcher subsystems, developing front-end latent fingerprint
matcher software for use on a variety of back-end automated fingerprint
identification system platforms.