Prominent patent litigators join Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington

27 January 2021

Prominent patent litigators join Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington

Prominent patent litigators Indranil “Indy” Mukerji and Stephen Marshall have joined the intellectual property and litigation departments at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington, with Mukerji joining as Willkie’s head of tech patent litigation. They were previously principals at the intellectual property boutique Fish & Richardson.

With more than two decades of intellectual property experience, Mukerji is a trial lawyer who handles complex litigation in federal courts and tribunals around the country, including in Texas federal courts (Eastern District and Western District) and at the U.S International Trade Commission. He has represented many of the world’s leading tech companies in high-stakes disputes involving nearly every important aspect of computer and electrical hardware, software, and networking.  Mukerji also drives strategic analysis and counseling for patent portfolios of companies ranging from start-ups to global industry leaders.

Marshall focuses his practice on complex patent litigation and counseling with an emphasis on embedded systems and software, mobile devices and standards, and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies. He also has extensive experience in communications and networking protocols and standards. Marshall has represented clients before U.S. District Courts around the country, particularly in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

“Our technology platform has expanded tremendously across the firm in recent years, including with the opening of our Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, which serve a growing client base ranging from established tech leaders to startups,” said firm chairman Thomas Cerabino. “Indy and Steve are talented and well-established patent litigators with deep experience guiding the world’s leading technology companies through complex patent disputes. Their addition expands our IP capabilities and complements our market-leading technology-focused corporate, M&A and private equity platforms. We are delighted to welcome them to Willkie.”

Thomas J. Meloro, chair of the firm’s intellectual property department, said: “Patent disputes and PTAB activity are vital to many of our clients, especially in the high-tech sector, which has translated into growing demand for our patent litigation expertise and capabilities. With over 100 patent cases under his belt, including leading some of highest profile cases of the past decade, Indy is a go-to IP trial lawyer, litigator and negotiator for top tech companies. He and Steve are a terrific team who bring a practical, client-focused approach to high-stakes cases. Their impressive track record, stellar reputations and collaborative approach will be valuable additions to our IP practice. They are a natural fit at Willkie.”

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