Charan focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, appeals and counseling. He has represented clients in various federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims and in arbitration.
His patent litigation experience has involved representing pharmaceutical companies in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation relating to women’s health products, and treatments for Parkinson’s disease and diabetes insipidus. He also regularly represents one of the largest technology companies in the world in patent litigation matters relating to browser toolbars and mapping applications. His other intellectual property litigation experience has involved patents and trade secrets relating to a broad range of technologies, including scintillation crystals used in PET scanners, Internet content delivery systems, infrared missile seekers, genetically modified crops, industrial automation networking equipment, postal sorting equipment, mobile telephone handsets, IEEE 1394-compatible computer peripherals and power converters.
Charan has experience in all phases of litigation and arbitration. He has first-chaired trial, argued an appeal to the Federal Circuit, examined expert witnesses at trial and in arbitration hearings and argued dispositive motions and claim construction hearings. He has deposed over 50 fact and expert witnesses in cases relating to a variety of technologies. Charan also has experience prosecuting patents relating to medical devices and electronics and manufacturing systems and preparing patent infringement and validity opinions.
Charan previously served as an adjunct professor, teaching the Introduction to Intellectual Property course at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association for the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and the Board of Trustees for the Lowell School. Prior to law school, he worked as a guidance and control systems engineer with the defense systems group of Texas Instruments.
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