We are pleased to announce that Shailendra Maheshwari has joined the firm as Partner in our Litigation, Intellectual Property, Patent and Technology and IP Transactions Practices.
Mr. Maheshwari’s practice focuses on complex litigation in the intellectual property space across almost all technologies, including biotechnology, fintech, blockchain/smart contracts, software, mobile applications, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. His technical background and scientific training allow him to understand these technologies and impart reasoned advice. Mr. Maheshwari also provides strategic counseling and guidance to clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. He has drafted and negotiated numerous complex commercial agreements including SaaS, MSAs, NDAs, standstill, material transfer, and settlement agreements. He has also assisted with data privacy and compliance matters and policies for these clients, as well as other related corporate matters.
Mr. Maheshwari has litigated across the country at all levels including District Courts, the Federal Court of Claims, the International Trade Commission (“ITC”), the PTAB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has also had a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Maheshwari has particular expertise in “Section 337” cases at the ITC, having been involved in over 20 matters relating to patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes on behalf of both complainants, respondents, and third parties. He has successfully obtained general and limited exclusion orders on behalf of his clients and assisted in providing advisory opinions for clients seeking to import after exclusion orders. Mr. Maheshwari has been involved in nearly 100 intellectual property disputes.
Mr. Maheshwari also is very active in licensing and monetizing IP on behalf of clients. He has asserted large and cutting-edge patent portfolios for clients, resulting in significant licensing revenues, settlements, cross-licenses, and other business solutions. Mr. Maheshwari has drafted and negotiated a significant number of IP licenses for clients and conducted due diligence on patent portfolios for sales and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Potomac Law, Mr. Maheshwari was Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.