Anand Sharma

Manager-IP analytics – Finnegan’s Washington US office
Anand Sharma is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, a member of the firm’s Management Committee, and a previous Practice Group Leader.  He has 20 years of experience in strategic client counseling, patent litigation and Patent Office post-grant proceedings.  He advises global companies in varying technology areas, including telecom, data storage and software solutions, consumer appliances and electronics, semiconductor assemblies, hybrid engines, medical devices, steel manufacture, agrochemicals, and textiles.  Mr. Sharma has managed portfolios of hundreds of patents, prepared dozens of opinions, and in the last eight years alone, managed and tried ten cases to jury or bench verdict, including several high-stakes smartphone and consumer appliance litigations. Mr. Sharma is a frequent lecturer on U.S. patent prosecution and litigation strategies at legal and industry conferences.  He has also taught patent law at Howard University’s College of Engineering and College of Law.  Prior to his career at Finnegan, Mr. Sharma worked as a software engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.