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Sharad K. Bijanki

Associate
Atlanta | 678.690.5713
Fax | 404.869.6972

Sharad Bijanki focuses his practice on intellectual property, especially patent litigation and post-grant proceedings. His patent practice involves all stages of litigation, including developing infringement, invalidity, and claim construction strategies. He has also drafted and filed multiple inter partes review petitions before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), serving as lead and backup counsel, and he dedicates a significant portion of his practice to patent prosecution matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is experienced with other intellectual property and civil litigation matters, including copyright infringement, Lanham Act claims, and health care contracts.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Sharad served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit where he reviewed district court records and helped draft appellate opinions in a variety of federal lawsuits. Earlier in his career, he was a systems engineer and operations manager for a multinational consumer foods company.

While earning his law degree at the University of Iowa College of Law, he was president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and a member of the national moot court teams for both the Giles Sutherland Rich patent competition and the Saul Lefkowitz trademark competition. He also worked on the Iowa Law Review. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sharad also has an active pro bono practice representing clients through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Georgia PATENTS Program. The USPTO recently recognized him for his service to financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. 

Representative Experience

  • Served as counsel in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation matters involving generic versions of drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis, thromboembolism, hypertension, and gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • Represented client as lead counsel on inter partes review petition of patent covering pharmaceutical drug formulation and method of treatment for asthma and COPD.
  • Assisted with all stages of litigation in a patent infringement and false advertising suit before the Northern District of Georgia involving commercial trucking tire pressure technology, as well as in a patent infringement suit before the Eastern District of Texas involving GPS location technology.
  • Counseled multinational engineering consulting firm on patentability of inventions in potential new markets related to environmental engineering.
  • Prosecuted patent applications on innovations related to food ingredients, FDA approved drugs and medical devices, environmental spill cleanups, commercial truck seating, and agricultural machinery.

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Honors & Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Pro Bono Certificate, 2017
  • University of Iowa College of Law ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in IP Law
  • Best Oralist at Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition

Memberships

  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Georgia PATENTS Advisory Board
  • State Bar of Georgia, Outreach Committee of IP Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association, CLE Planning Committee of IP Section
  • Parker Poe Pro Bono Committee