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Ranjini Acharya

Associate
+1.650.798.6765
Fax +1.650.798.6701
Ranjini Acharya, resident in the firm’s Palo Alto office, focuses her practice on the litigation of complex patent, trade secrets misappropriation, and copyright disputes in federal District Courts and at the International Trade Commission.

Ms. Acharya represents leading high-technology clients across a diverse range of industries in connection with patent and copyright disputes, including security systems, home automation, intrusion detection and prevention software, wireless LAN systems, cellular telephony, wireless chipsets, barcode scanners and lab instrumentation, secured network data storage devices, pharmaceuticals, rich media content software, printed circuit boards, power over Ethernet (“POE”) devices, Internet security software systems, statistical software, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer technology, and networked exercise systems, among others.

Ms. Acharya regularly works with expert and fact witnesses to develop case themes and strategies, and has experience taking and defending expert and fact witness depositions, arguing at discovery conferences, arguing at Markman hearings, and in trying a patent case to a jury.

Ms. Acharya has also worked on several trade secrets misappropriation cases under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (2016), and regularly counsels clients on the development and enforcement of trade secrets policies in conjunction with employment contracts and joint development agreements.

Ms. Acharya received her LL.M. with Honors in 2012 from Stanford University, and her LL.B. with Honors from the University of Sydney in 2009. Ms. Acharya also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors and the University Medal from the University of Sydney (2007). Prior to joining K&L Gates’ Palo Alto office, Ms. Acharya practiced for several years as an intellectual property litigation lawyer in the Sydney office of K&L Gates (then Middletons).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Copyright Society of Australia
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • NSW Young Lawyers