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Biography

Biju Chandran, Ph.D., leverages over 11 years of legal experience and over 10 years of deep technical experience to assist innovative companies bring products to market and protect their related intellectual property. His practice focuses on representing technology companies in all aspects of patent prosecution and client counseling in the mechanical, electrical, medical device, and semiconductor technologies. Biju’s unique combination of skills and experience — as an engineer and inventor, a former U.S. patent examiner, and now a patent attorney — enables him to effectively work with inventors, corporate counsel, and business leaders to develop and implement intellectual property strategies that broadly support protecting market share and maximizing intellectual property assets.

Throughout his career, Biju has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications across a wide range of technologies (including medical devices, mechanical components, consumer devices, and IC devices and fabrication methods), and prepared numerous invalidity, noninfringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions. Biju is also proficient in developing and executing post grant review strategies in concert with concurrent litigation. He has particular experience in working with clients to analyze patent-related risks and opportunities as their technology evolves and new products are introduced to the marketplace.

Before joining Bookoff McAndrews, Biju spent eight years at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, a global intellectual property law firm. Before practicing law, Biju worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Prior to entering the intellectual property field, Biju gained industry experience as an engineer for nine years with Intel Corporation, where he designed semiconductor packaging. Biju is a named inventor on over 20 U.S. patents, and several corresponding foreign patents, in technologies related to integrated circuit (IC) fabrication and packaging.

Highlights

  • Prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications.
  • Prepared and successfully prosecuted several post grant proceedings at the USPTO.
  • Co-inventor of over 20 U.S. patents.
  • Delivered multiple invited presentations and ASME and IEEE conferences.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Virginia

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1996
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1991
  • College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India, B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1987

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for intellectual property, 2015-2018.
  • Recipient of the Chris Bartok Memorial Award in Patent Law: Awarded to a member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who exhibited excellence in the study of patent law.

Publications

  • Author. “IPR Time-Bar Determinations are Appealable – Wi-Fi One, LLC vs. Broadcom Corp,” BoMc Blog, February 27, 2018.
  • Author. “USPTO Extends Glossary Pilot Program,” BoMc Blog, March 12, 2015.
  • Co-Author. “The Mechanical side of Ultra-Low K – Can it take the strain?”, Future Fab Intl, V17, June 21, 2004.
  • Co-Author. “Packaging the Itanium(R) microprocessor,” Proceedings of the 52nd Electronic Components and Technology Conference, pp. 583-589, 2002.
  • Co-Author. “Effect of package design and layout on BGA solder joint reliability of an organic C4 package,” pp. 1205-1214, Proceedings of the 50th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, 2000.