January 24–27, 2022
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Aarti Shah is a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend, where she focuses her practice on patent litigation and has extensive experience as trial counsel. She assists companies in all industries, particularly high tech and life sciences, to protect their innovations. Leveraging her insider’s view gained during her time spent as a senior investigative attorney in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Aarti helps her clients develop and implement effective ITC strategies. She particularly enjoys simplifying technology for judges and juries, devising creative and pragmatic strategies, and working closely with in-house counsel. She has a particular interest in helping companies fight counterfeits and knockoffs.

Prior to joining the firm, Aarti was a member of an international law firm in its Washington, DC office where she focused her practice on patent litigation. Previously, Aarti gained extensive experience as trial counsel, having served in the ITC as a senior investigative attorney. During her tenure in the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, she served as lead counsel for the federal government in seven trials and in over 25 ITC investigations, covering trade secrets, trademarks, and electrical, computer, mechanical, and chemical patents. Prior to working with the ITC, Aarti practiced as a patent litigator in the Alexandria, Virginia office of an international law firm where she handled district court litigations relating to computer, electrical, mechanical, and pharmaceutical technologies. She also handled appellate litigation before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and provided counsel on patent portfolios and infringement opinions.

Aarti is very active in pro bono matters, particularly those relating to women and children, and is listed in the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Aarti is frequently invited to write and comment on ITC litigation matters. She has limited working knowledge of Spanish and Gujarati.

Sessions with Aarti Shah

11:00 AM EST
January 27, 2022

Litigating in Parallel with the PTAB: Do’s and Don’ts for Concurrent ITC and District Court Litigation

With the same claim construction standards now applied across all forums, what pitfalls await and unsuspecting petitioner or Patent Owner?  Leveraging parallel records before the agency, motions to stay, judicial estoppel, and issue preclusion will be discussed along with best practices for fighting on two fronts.

Gene Quinn
Matthew Rizzolo
Aarti Shah
Mitch Yang