Pavan K. Agarwal is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP with decades of experience advising clients on business impacts of patents throughout its lifecycle. His practice is centered on patent law and trade secret law, with concentration on patent litigation and licensing, opinions and counseling (including patent prosecution). Pavan represents numerous clients in a variety of technical areas, with emphasis on electronics and automotive technology companies, including in leading edge areas including artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. In patent disputes, he has extensive experience representing manufacturing and high tech clients in several patent-heavy U.S. Federal Districts, the International Trade Commission, and in post-grant proceedings (mostly inter partes reviews) in front of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has litigated numerous cases and conducted licensing negotiations relating to standard essential patents (SEPs). He is an active member in the firm's Electronics and IP Litigation Practices and is also a member of the firm’s Appellate and International Practices and the Automotive and Technology Industry Teams.
Pavan is the immediate past chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Recognition and Clerkship
Pavan has been recognized numerous times in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, The Legal 500, and as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Pavan served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1996-1997).
Affiliations and Thought Leadership
Pavan regularly lectures both in the U.S. and internationally, emphasizing leading edge legal and cutting edge technical trends. He has spoken and written about artificial intelligence trends, connected cars and autonomous vehicles, and wireless communications.
Pavan has previously served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School and as a patent editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.