Sanjiv Laud is a trial and appellate lawyer who focuses on patent and technology litigation. He has experience at every level of the U.S. legal system, from the Patent Office to the Supreme Court.
Sanjiv represents technology companies in a wide range of industries, from mobile electronics and computer software to medical devices, oil and gas exploration, and manufacturing. He has particular experience handling patent infringement litigation in U.S. district courts. In a recent case, Sanjiv argued and won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of two major computer companies in the Eastern District of Texas, eliminating four of the asserted patents from the case. Previously, while at another firm, Sanjiv authored one of the first successful venue challenges after the Supreme Court's decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, including a successful petition for writ of mandamus at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
As a former Federal Circuit clerk, Sanjiv maintains a regular practice in Federal Circuit appeals and is often asked to assist with case-critical briefing in district court. Sanjiv also maintains an active pro bono practice, currently serving as lead counsel for a woman and son seeking asylum in the United States after they fled crime witness persecution in their home country of Honduras.
Before joining Jones Day in 2018, Sanjiv was a law clerk to two federal appellate judges and worked at a Washington, D.C. trial litigation firm.
- February 2019
TC Heartland: It's Time to Take Stock
- University of Minnesota (J.D. summa cum laude 2012); University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. in Physics 2008)
- Minnesota, District of Columbia, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Law Clerk to Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (2013-2014) and Hon. Diana E. Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2012-2013)