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Chitrajit Chandrashekar


Silicon Valley

San Francisco

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Chitrajit Chandrashekar


Silicon Valley

San Francisco

CJ is an IP Litigation Associate in the Silicon Valley Office focusing his practice on strategic management of intellectual property assets, for clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations. He has represented global financial services and technology companies in litigation involving multiple patents. In addition, CJ has drafted invalidity contentions, non-infringement opinions, and claim construction briefs for his clients during patent litigation.

Prior to working as a litigation associate, he has helped build and manage patent portfolios having defensive and monetization value for Fortune 50 technology companies in wide range of technology areas including AI/ML, Internet of Things (IoT), smart phone applications, autonomous vehicles, computer networks, and network attached storage devices.

On a regular basis, CJ provides counseling related to usage of open-source, managed IP due diligence for M&A deals, and drafted and negotiated commercial agreements for technology transactions.

CJ previously served as a Law Clerk and as an Associate at another national Am-Law 50 law firm and worked in-house as an intellectual property specialist at a large technology company. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with limited recognition under 37 CFR 11.9(b). CJ is also a co-inventor of an issued U.S. Patent.

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Publications: 03 August 2022

Texas order could increase patent litigation in Calif. District

A July 25 order from Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas shocked the patent litigation world.

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Intellectual Property


Silicon Valley

550 High Street, Second Floor
Palo Alto
CA 94301

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San Francisco

140 New Montgomery
San Francisco
CA 94105

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Admitted: State Bar of California

Admitted: U.S Patent and Trademark Office (37 CFR 11.9(b))

Admitted: U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Admitted : U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Admitted: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, Intellectual Property Law and High Tech Law Certification with Honors

MIP, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

B.S., Visvesvaraya Technological University, Computer Science & Engineering graduated with distinction

Published work

  • Federal Circuit Clarifies Scope of IPR Estoppel, Lexology, March 2, 2022
  • "Texas order could increase patent litigation in Calif. District," Law360 (Aug. 3, 2022), with Jeremy Elman