Sanjiv P.Laud


Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8879

Sanjiv Laud is a nationally recognized patent litigator with experience at every level of the U.S. legal system — from the Patent Office to the Supreme Court. His cases have involved video streaming, cloud storage, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, payment processing, and other technologies. His first case in private practice was about trash bags.

Sanjiv has handled cases in several of the nation's busiest IP trial courts, including the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. In the past three years, Sanjiv has argued and won summary judgment or case-dispositive claim constructions in three separate cases for Google and its commercial partners. In two other cases, he played a central role in obtaining transfers out of the Eastern District of Texas into more favorable and convenient forums.

As a former Federal Circuit law clerk, Sanjiv maintains a regular practice in Federal Circuit appeals and often leads case-critical briefing in district court. 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, which included a successful petition for writ of mandamus at the Federal Circuit. He has been a member of winning appellate teams for Google, Canon, Nikon, and SK Innovation.

Sanjiv is passionate about diversity and advancement within the legal profession. In 2020, Sanjiv and his wife founded the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.


  • Cohesity disposes of six-patent litigation brought by adverse competitor CommvaultJones Day successfully represented Cohesity Inc. ("Cohesity") and obtained dismissal in a six-patent, competitor suit filed by Commvault Systems in April 21, 2020.
  • U.S. Bank defends patent infringement claims involving gift cards sold in shopping mallsJones Day is defending U.S. Bank National Association in two related patent infringement disputes initially brought by AlexSam, Inc. related to prepaid gift cards sold in Simon shopping malls.
  • Banks resolve patent cases brought by Caselas involving credit card productsJones Day represented First Community Bancshares, Guaranty Bank & Trust, and Broadway National Bank in three related patent infringement cases brought by Caselas, LLC against local community banks
  • 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.