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Furqan Nanji

Senior Associate




710 Lakeway Drive

Suite 120

Sunnyvale, CA 94085



TEL:  408.715.1211
FAX:  408.715.1201

Mr. Nanji earned a M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Subsequently, Mr. Nanji attended law school at UCLA where he graduated Order of the Coif with an emphasis in Business Law. Mr. Nanji is admitted to the State Bar of California and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Mr. Nanji has been practicing in the areas of patent and intellectual property law for over 15 years and has supported a broad range of clients, from larger, public companies to smaller, start-up and emerging companies.  Mr. Nanji has prepared and prosecuted patent applications over a wide a wide range of technologies including: CPU and GPU architecture and design, virtual processors, distributed storage systems, automated testing, networking protocols, data searching and monitoring, microservice monitoring, and memory design. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nanji also practiced high stakes patent litigation at the law firms of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP and Reed Smith, LLP, where he focused his practice on patent infringement litigation involving telecommunication and networking standards including DOCSIS and 802.11. Mr. Nanji also gained extensive experience working with software, Internet technologies, computer hardware, and auto theft prevention systems.

Mr. Nanji was also the sole IP Counsel at Gracenote, Inc., where he managed the company’s domestic and international patent portfolio and oversaw all matters related to IP litigation. In his capacity as IP counsel, Mr. Nanji also drafted patent applications, conducted due diligence, white space and freedom to operate analyses, and influenced the direction of the company’s patent portfolio growth.

Before attending law school, Mr. Nanji was as an engineer at Infrared Solutions Inc. (now Fluke Corporation) where he developed the processes for collecting raw data from infrared sensors and also developed the code for programming the processes onto FPGAs and DSPs.  Mr. Nanji also worked at LSI Logic Corporation where he developed algorithms and tools to perform electromigration analysis on memory circuits and electrical characterization for PCI buffers. Additionally, at LSI Logic, Mr. Nanji worked in the areas of digital logic design, design verification, synthesis, simulation, custom memory and analog circuit design.


University of Minnesota, M.S., Electrical Engineering, Graduate Fellowship Award
University of Minnesota, B.S., Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude
UCLA School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif


State Bar of California
United States Patent and Trademark    Office
All Federal District Courts of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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