Manoj Gandhi’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property (IP) litigation. Mr. Gandhi has litigated patents in the U.S. district courts in several scientific and technical fields, including telecommunications, computer semiconductors, integrated circuits, software, oil field services and equipment, and automotive technology.
Practice & Background
Mr. Ghandi has advised clients on patent portfolio scope, licensing and risk assessments. In addition, he has worked on corporate projects for mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas and telecommunications industries that involved IP due diligence and various licensing issues. One of these projects was for a proposed purchase of directional drilling technology by a large exploration and production company.
Mr. Ghandi received his J.D. in 2006 from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was an articles editor of the Houston Journal of International Law. He received his B.S.E. in computer and telecommunications engineering in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gandhi’s recent representations include:
- defending a leading telecommunications company in a patent infringement suit involving mobile navigation systems against a nonpracticing entity (D. Del.)
- defending a leading telecommunications company and its subsidiary involving microprocessor architecture found in the computer chips in cellular handsets (E.D. Tex.)
- defending a leading telecommunications company in a patent infringement case filed by a nonpracticing entity involving two patents relating to the use of authentication servers to control access to protected computer resources on an IP network (D. Neb.)
- defending a multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider in a patent infringement case relating to least-cost routing methods for telecommunications traffic and to systems for interfacing between circuit-switched and packet-switched telecommunication systems (D. Del.)
- securing a favorable settlement and dismissal, with prejudice, on behalf of an oil and gas drilling company in a patent infringement suit involving downhole motors and drill strings (E.D. Tex.)
- successfully asserting our client’s patents relating to casing running tools used in the drilling of oil and gas wells; the case settled favorably for our client six days before jury selection (E.D. Tex.)
- successfully defending one of the world’s largest IT and electronics companies in a patent infringement suit involving wireless communications and data transmission systems; the case, which was filed by a nonpracticing entity, settled favorably for our client before trial (E.D. Tex.)
- successfully defending a global Internet services and media company in a patent infringement suit involving streaming audio and video technology; the case, which was filed by a nonpracticing entity, settled favorably for our client during trial (S.D. Tex.)
- successfully defending a manufacturer of automobile components in a patent infringement case concerning heavy-duty truck and trailer suspension systems (N.D. Ill.).