Sanjiv P.Laud


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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.


  • Google defends patent infringement lawsuits brought by Uniloc relating to Chromecast productsJones Day is defending Google LLC against patent infringement allegations in three lawsuits brought in the Eastern District of Texas by Uniloc 2017 LLC relating to Google's Chromecast products.
  • Google defends 15 patent infringement lawsuits brought by WSOU relating to multiple productsJones Day is acting as lead defense counsel on behalf of Google LLC in 15 patent infringement lawsuits in the Western District of Texas brought by WSOU Investments, LLC relating to a range of Google's products, including Pixel, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, G Suite, Gmail, and Nest Cam.
  • Huawei defends patent litigation relating to smartphone patentsJones Day represented Huawei Device USA Inc. in patent litigation brought by American Patents, LLC in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • U.S. Bank wins appeal, invalidates patent relating to check processing methodsJones Day successfully represented U.S. Bancorp and Elavon, Inc. on an appeal from a judgment that they had infringed Solutran, Inc.'s patent relating to check processing methods.
  • Google secures award of attorneys' fees at the Federal CircuitJones Day successfully represented Google LLC at the Federal Circuit, obtaining an affirmance of an attorneys' fees award of $820,000 after plaintiff, Max Sound Corporation's, case was dismissed for lack of standing.
  • Vascular Solutions enforces catheter patents against QXMédicalJones Day represents Vascular Solutions, LLC, Teleflex Innovations Sarl, and Arrow International, Inc in ongoing patent litigation.
  • HP obtains writ of mandamus in patent litigationOn behalf of HP Inc., Jones Day obtained a rare writ of mandamus from the Federal Circuit ordering Judge Schroeder from the Eastern District of Texas to transfer a patent litigation involving Google Chrome products to the Northern District of California.