Raj S. Davé, D.Sc.

President & Founder
Davé Law Group, LLC

raj.dave@davelawgroup.com

2000 Duke Street, Suite 300 | Alexandria, VA 22314
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Summary

Dr. Raj S. Davé, a registered patent attorney in the United States, is the President & Founder of Davé Law Group (DLG), a full-service Intellectual Property law firm in Virginia. He is on the Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) and also serves as Chair Professor for IPR Excellence at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU). Previously, he was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Morrison Foerster.

Dr. Davé’s experience in Intellectual Property (IP) includes IP counseling, patent prosecution, dispute resolution, licensing, technology transactions, IP mining and enforcement, post-grant proceedings, pre-litigation opinions and patent litigation, including ANDA litigation. He also has extensive experience in several diversified technologies, including biotechnology, business method, chemical, electrical, hardware and software technologies, information technology and internet, materials and polymer science, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication.

Dr. Davé is recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property and the Legal 500 U.S. He has authored articles published in Duke Law & Technology Review, Yale Journal of Law and Technology, and Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, among others. He is a Board Member of the United States National Inventors Hall of Fame, as well as other nonprofit organizations. He is the Founder of the George Washington University Law School India Project and has led 10 judicial delegations from the United States to India. He is a Board Member of WHEELS Global Foundation (www.wheelsglobalfoundation.org), whose mission is “Technology Enabled Philanthropy” to give back to India, the United States, and to global communities by providing technological solutions to issues related with water, health, energy, education, livelihood, and sustainability. He serves as the Director of the Sustainability track of WHEELS Global Foundation.


Work Experience

• November 2017 – present: President and Founder, Davé Law Group.

• January 2009 – November 2017: Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP.

• March 2007 – January 2009: Partner, Darby & Darby.

• April 1997 – March 2007: Associate and Partner, Morrison Foerster LLP.

• November 1996 – April 1997: Associate, Fish & Richardson.

• November 1989 – November 1996: Scientist and Associate Fellow, Monsanto and Bayer.

• June 1986 – November 1989: Assistant Professor, Michigan Molecular Institute.


Selected Past and Present Clients

Apple, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals, Bilcare, Biomerix, Bridgestone Firestone, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Care Innovations, Ceramext, CipherCloud, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Fortress Investment Group, Harvard University, Infinite Computer Solutions, Intel, Korean Institute of Science and Technology, LiquidMetal Coatings, LiquidMetal Technologies, Medicus Engineering, Medtronic, Moser Baer, NaviSaluteE, NorthShoreBio, NucTech, Tata Cancer Research, The Rader Group, Thonhauser GmbH (an AFCO company), Toray Composites, Toray Industries, Toray Plastics America, Seagate, Space Data Corporation, State of Virginia, Stelo Technologies, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, University of Pennsylvania, Zena Technologies, Zydus Pharmaceuticals


Approximate Number of Opinions Prepared, Patent Drafted and Prosecuted

Opinions: 300; patents drafted: 1000; patents prosecuted: 3000


Additional Experience

• Has formed strategic alliances with major investment groups to finance patent litigations.

• As leader of Global Pharma at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, Raj assembled highly experienced team from a cross-section of key practice areas, including FDA/regulatory, Intellectual Property, litigation, technology transactions, and trade secrets.

• Represents many generic pharmaceutical companies in ANDA challenges in court and through inter parties review at the U.S. Patent Office.


Professional Highlights

• Recognized as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property and The Legal 500 U.S.

• Author of articles in Duke Law & Technology Review, Yale Journal of Law and Technology, and Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, among others. In addition, Dr. Davé has published about 30 scientific papers and book chapters. He is the co-editor of the book entitled “Processing of Composites,” Hanser Publishers, 2000, 480 pages.

• Member, Board of Invent Now (parent of Inventors Hall of Fame) and other nonprofit organizations.

• Founder of the George Washington University Law School India Project; led 10 judicial delegations from the US to India and facilitated the formation of the Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law at IIT, Kharagpur

  • Honors & Awards
  • Membership
  • Presentations
  • Admissions
• Burton Award for Legal Achievement (2004)
• 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)
• District of Columbia
• Connecticut
• Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• Virginia
• "IP Licensing in Nanotechnology," AIPLA 2012 Annual Meeting, October 2012.
• “Managing Intellectual Property Portfolio in the U.S. and India," 3rd Summit for U.S.-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.
• J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1996
• LL.M., Patent Law, The George Washington University Law School, 2003
• D.Sc., Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 1986
• M.S., Materials & Polymer Science, Washington State University, 1983
• B.S., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1981

Languages

Bengali; Gujarati; Hindi


Education

• J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1996

• LL.M., Patent Law, The George Washington University Law School, 2003

• D.Sc., Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 1986

• M.S., Materials & Polymer Science, Washington State University, 1983

• B.S., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1981


External Publications

• Abstract ideas, IP Magazine, Authors: Neil Davey, Myungjin Ro, G. Deepak Sriniwas, Manisha Singh and Raj S. Davé, 12/5/17

• How Cuozzo Will Impact the Interplay between Post Grant Proceedings and Hatch-Waxman Litigation, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, Authors: Natasha Mishra, Patrick A. Doody, Raj S. Davé, 02/01/17

• Frand v. Compulsory Licensing: The Lesser of the Two Evils, Duke Law & Technology Review, Authors: Raj S. Davé, D.Sc., Srividhya Ragavan, Brendan Murphy, 01/04/16

• Interfacing of Science, Medicine and Law: The Stem Cell Patent Controversy in the United States and the European Union, Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology, Authors: Raj S. Davé, D.Sc., Sonya Davey, Neil Davey, Na Xu, Rajet Vatsa, Samir Devalaraja, Screenivas Gannavaram, Ananda Chakrabarty, Paul A. Harris, Qian Gu, 11/12/15

• Nanotechnology Patent Licensing, Licensing Update: 2013, Authors: Raj S. Davé, D.Sc., Jeff Hohenshell, 05/20/13

• Cyber-Security Threats and Privacy Controls for Cloud Computing, Emphasizing Software as a Service, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Authors: Raj S. Davé, D.Sc., Priya Das, H. Ward Classen, 03/01/13

• IP Problems Don't Just Need IP Solutions, Managing Intellectual Property, Authors: Raj S. Davé, D.Sc., Ana N. Damonte, Brendan Murphy, Andy Sun, 02/15/12

• Promoting Clarity and Certainty in the Patent Process, Express Pharma, Authors: Raj S. Davé, D.Sc., Greg Kalbaugh, Christopher K. Dorsey, 10/12/10

• The Doctrine of Equivalents in Various Patent Regimes-Does Anybody Have it Right? Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Authors: Raj S. Davé, Judge Nicolas Pumfrey, Judge Peter Meier-Beck, Martin J. Adelman, Shamnad Basheer, 1/1/2009

• A Mathematical Approach to Claim Element and the Doctrine of Equivalents, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Volume 16, Number 2 Spring 2003.