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Bindu Ann Palapura

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Bindu Ann Palapura is a partner focused on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation on behalf of clients ranging from startups to the Fortune 50, and across a wide range of industries from pharmaceuticals and chemicals to software and medical devices. Chambers USA notes she is “responsive, personable, and very calm and poised in the courtroom” with “an excellent knowledge of the local bench.”

Bindu is an active member of the Delaware Bar. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the District of Delaware Federal Bar Association as co-chair of the IP Section. She is also on the Board of the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware.

Prior to law school, Bindu was an associate in GlaxoSmithKline’s IT Development Program, where she managed various technology-related and process-improvement projects spanning the entire pharmaceutical R&D pipeline.

Bindu currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended technology giant Apple against a $30 million patent infringement claim brought by Evolved Wireless LLC related to two LTE technology patents
  • Helped medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics successfully defend a $67.5 million patent infringement suit brought by Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. in connection with three patents related to fluid injection port technology
  • Represented IBM in an $82.5 million jury trial victory in an infringement case against Groupon Inc. in connection with e-commerce patents
  • Secured a favorable ruling for Amneal Pharmaceuticals, maker of generics, specialty products and biosimilars, in a Hatch-Waxman case filed by Amgen Inc. over kidney disease drug Sensipar
  • Helped obtain a $3.27 million victory for DuPont with a jury finding Unifrax LLC liable for infringing a patent for thermal blanket coating used in aircraft structures
  • Successfully defended technology company Intel in a $2 billion infringement suit brought by AVM Technologies regarding circuit patents
  • Helped secure a $12.2 million jury award for Lexion Medical, a surgical device manufacturer, after finding a competitor liable for false advertising in connection with products used in laparoscopic surgical procedures

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Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2009; Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review, member

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2009

    Pennsylvania, 2010

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2010

    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010

    Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2012

Professional Activities and Honors

South Asian Bar Association of Delaware, Board Member

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member

Recognized in Chambers USA in Intellectual Property, 2018–2021 editions

Named in Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2019 and 2020 editions

Listed in Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star, 2019–2021 editions

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions

Listed in Delaware Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2014–2020 editions