Email: sb@hkw-law.com
Phone: 678.384.7460

Sharad Bijanki’s practice focuses on intellectual property, including patent litigation and post-grant proceedings before the USPTO. His patent practice involves all stages of litigation, including developing infringement, invalidity, and claim construction strategies. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Bijanki has drafted inter partes review petitions, and has served as back-up counsel for proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has additional experience preparing patent specifications and prosecuting patents in a variety of technical areas. Mr. Bijanki has represented clients in intellectual property matters in technical areas such as chemical engineering, food science, pharmaceuticals, and biochemistry.

Prior to law school, Mr. Bijanki worked as an operations manager and systems engineer for a multinational consumer foods company.

Practice Areas

  • Patent Litigation (including USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings)
  • Trademark Rights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Licensing

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Iowa (Inactive)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law; J.D. with distinction (2013)
    • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in IP Law
    • President, Intellectual Property Law Society
    • Best Oralist at Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court Competition
    • Iowa Law Review, Vol. 97, 2011-12
  • University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; B.S. with distinction, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2007)

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Published Works

  • Redefining Attorney-Fee Shifting Under the Lanham Act: Protecting Small Businesses and Deterring Trademark Infringement, 98 Iowa L. Rev. 809 (2013)

Speaking Engagements    

  • Design Patent Protection for Artists and Small Businesses, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (April 2016)
  • Publisher Media Libel Liability & Rational Basis for Antitrust Regulation – Iowa Supreme Court Review 2013, Scott County Bar Association (December 2013)
  • Update on Copyright Law: Authorship and Fixation in the Seventh Circuit, Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association (October 2012)