Raj Davé is a partner in the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the Northern Virginia office. He focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling, patent prosecution, dispute resolution, licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property mining and enforcement, reexamination and reissue practice, pre-litigation opinions and patent litigation.
He represents U.S. and foreign clients in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, physical science, materials and polymer science, life science, nanotechnology and electronics, in matters relating to biochips, bioinformatics, biophysics, biomedical, business method, combinatorial chemistry, composites and polymers, digital health, fuel cell, holographic and magnetic media, information technology, internet and software, lasers, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS), optics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and wireless devices. Dr. Davé experience includes counseling relating to ANDA challenges and generic drug litigation.
His clients include major corporations that are world leaders in technological innovation, including several Fortune 100 companies. He has extensive experience managing large patent portfolios in several diversified technologies, including business method, hardware, and software technologies. In addition, he has carried out extensive due diligence analysis on patents on gaming and financial transactions.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Dr. Davé was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, and served as co-head of the Nanotech & Materials group at Morrison & Foerster.
Dr. Davé is the Manager of the India Project of the George Washington University School of Law, where he is responsible for organizing an annual delegation of intellectual property judges and lawyers to India. He is on the Board of Invent Now Inc., an initiative of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation.
Dr. Davé is the recipient of several technical and legal writing awards. He has made over 25 technical presentations and over 30 legal presentations at conferences and symposia in the U.S., India, China, Japan and the UK. Dr. Davé is the author or co-author of more than 30 scientific publications in the area of polymers and composite materials, and numerous legal publications. Dr. Davé is the co-editor of a book entitled Processing of Composites.
- Legal 500 US, Patent Prosecution (2011-2013)
- Pride of India Gold Award, Non-Resident Indian Institute of India (2006)
- Burton Award for Legal Achievement (2004)
- Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-2014)
- Robert C. Watson Award of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (2003)
- Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing (2003)
- Finnegan Prize of The George Washington University Law School, First Place (2003)
- Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), National Prize (1997)
- American Chemical Society, Student Paper Award (1986)
- Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Student Paper Award (1985)
India Project of the George Washington University School of Law (Founder and Manager)
Intellectual Property Owners Association—Asia Practice Committee (Past Vice Chair)
American Intellectual Property Law Association—Programs Committee (Past Member)
Inventors Hall of Fame—Invent Now Kids (Board Member)
India-US World Affairs Institute (Chairman)
Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Technology (PanIIT), DC Chapter (Founder and Board Member)
IP Licensing in Nanotechnology, AIPLA 2012 Annual Meeting, October 2012
Managing Intellectual Property Portfolio in the U.S. and India, 3rd Summit for US-India Trade & Economics (SUITE), May 2012
Managing Your Intellectual Property Portfolio in the U.S. and India, USINDIA Business Council (USIBC), April 2009
Intellectual Property in India, 2008 NYIPLA Annual Conference, January 2008
Inherent Anticipation: Lingering "Side Effects" on the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2007 AIPLA Annual Conference, October 2007
Declaratory Judgment Standard Post-MedImmume, 2007 AIPLA Annual Conference, October 2007
Compulsory Licensing in the United States, China, Japan, Germany and India, 1st IPO-JOP Asian Practice International Congress, September 2005
Unforeseeability - The Touchstone of the Doctrine of Equivalents in the United States, 2004 AIPLA Annual Conference, October 2004