Nigam Acharya is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. He works with clients to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property by procuring patents and trademarks, helping license their inventions and brands, and litigating patents and trademarks in lawsuits. Over his 18 years of practice, he has prosecuted hundreds of patents in a variety of industries. As lead counsel in patent and trademark litigation, he has argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, multiple Federal district courts, and PTAB. Nigam’s experience includes both domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, as well as conducting strategic analysis and counseling for domestic and international portfolio development, management, enforcement, and licensing. He has deep expertise in many technologies and industries, including cloud-based products, mobile devices and software, Fintech services and pharmaceuticals.
Nigam routinely advises companies on complex technology transactions. These include structuring and negotiation of licenses, software development, and distribution agreements. As an active initial investor and board member of a Fintech company, he gained valuable insight and experience that he uses when advising his technology clients. He worked with the Fintech company’s management to grow and eventually sell the company after eight years.
Nigam’s pharmaceutical experience began with his graduate research in biophysical chemistry, where he studied thermodynamic parameters of protein-nucleic acid interactions. This expertise provides a solid foundation when he counsels pharma and chemical companies in securing and monetizing patents and litigating related disputes. His work in this area has earned him recognition from IAM Patent 1000 for over five years. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of legal services, he applies the techniques he learned during his Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
Intellectual Property & Technology
Complex Business & Commercial Litigation