Attorney

SHEKHAR VYAS

Attorney

vyas@swdelaw.com
(302) 999-1540 – Ext.3

SHEKHAR VYAS has over sixteen years of experience counseling clients in intellectual property and complex commercial law matters. Before joining Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC, he was a Partner at Fish & Richardson and The Eclipse Group, a Managing Attorney at Ladas & Parry LLP and in-house counsel for a multi-billion dollar equity fund.

Mr. Vyas’ practice concentrates on intellectual property-related matters, specifically including patent litigation, licensing, transactions, advising client executives, in-house counsel and engineering staff on intellectual property strategy at various stages of litigation and trial and foreign trademark prosecution. He has worked in the fields of electrical engineering, digital media, computer software, compression technologies, medical technology and telecommunications.

Mr. Vyas has represented parties, such as Microsoft and Intel, before multiple District Courts around the country, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission. He has served as counsel for small to large clients on patent portfolio strategy, management and optimization. Mr. Vyas also acted as a lead negotiator in several licensing matters on behalf of emerging and Fortune 100 companies.

He currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) and sits on the committee for the Grant Access Portal for CONNECT, a San Diego regional non-profit organization with member support from the research community, private sector and government whose purpose is to educate the San Diego region on how to commercialize local research-based discoveries. Mr. Vyas participates on multiple committees within the San Diego chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for the San Diego Sports Innovators, as well as for both of the annual entrepreneurial challenges sponsored by San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, and serves as a Redcoat on the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls. He has served as a guest speaker on trademark and patent law at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University.

Education

George Washington University, B.S.E.E. 1995

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 1999

Pre-S&W Case Highlights

Multimedia Patent Trust and Alcatel-Lucent v. Microsoft Corporation (S.D. Cal.) — Defended Microsoft against video compression patent asserted by MPT and worked on ten patent counterclaims filed by Microsoft against Alcatel-Lucent. Jury returned a verdict of no infringement and awarded no damages to MPT.

Lucent Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation (S.D. Cal.) — Defended Microsoft against three speech compression patents in multi-patent case brought by Lucent. Lucent dismissed two of the speech patents before trial. Court granted summary judgment of no infringement on the third speech patent, which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Toshiba Corporation v. Juniper Networks, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) — Represented Juniper against Toshiba in assertion of four patents related to router technology. Case won on summary judgment and upheld on appeal.

Intel Corporation v. Broadcom Corporation (D. Del.) — Represented Intel in asserting five patents against Broadcom. Jury returned verdict for Broadcom on two patents, after which Judge granted Intel’s motion for new trial and case settled.

Bellcore v. FORE Systems (D. Del.) — Defended FORE against four ATM and Ethernet patents. Bellcore dismissed two patents prior to trial. After favorable Markman ruling on the two remaining patents, court entered final judgment of no infringement for FORE. Named top defense victory by National Law Journal in 2000. Federal Circuit affirmed one patent and reversed and remanded the other. Case settled after remand.