Padmaja Chinta is an experienced intellectual property attorney and trial lawyer. Paddy has counseled clients on all aspects of intellectual property with an emphasis on litigation. She has extensively litigated cases in federal courts from inception of suit through trial and appeal. Her cases span a broad spectrum of technologies with a particular focus on the Tech field and Hatch-Waxman ANDA litigation. The products involved in her cases range from video games, IoT devices, data compressors, televisions, and car air bag controllers to pain medications, cancer drugs, and medical devices. She has obtained significant victories in claim constructions, summary judgment, pre-trial, and §101 motions to dismiss for her clients. She has successfully defended patents in IPR proceedings before the Patent Board. She has also represented clients in arbitration, trademark, copyright, contract, and antitrust litigation.
In addition, Paddy has counseled clients on pre-suit investigations, product launches, and business strategies for pipeline products. Paddy has negotiated license deals involving products with hundreds of millions in revenue. She has prepared infringement and validity opinions of counsel. She is also experienced in procurement of patents and trademarks from the U.S. Patent Office. Paddy’s clients have ranged from multinational corporations to small start-ups and select individuals.
Paddy started her career and practiced for several years at Fish & Neave (subsequently part of Ropes & Gray), one of the premier intellectual property firms in the country. She also gained valuable business perspective having been senior in-house counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug company in the world. This unique experience equips Paddy to provide practical and results-oriented solutions to her clients.
Prior to her legal career, she was a marketing executive for Bausch & Lomb and practiced as an optometrist. Paddy obtained her Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was President of the LL.M. Association.
Paddy was selected to Law360’s Voices of the Bar as one of 50 IP experts in the U.S. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She is a New York Super Lawyer and recipient of 2017 International Advisory Experts Award for IP Lawyer of the Year in New York, Finance Monthly Global Award 2016 for Litigation and Corporate LiveWire Global 2016 Award for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation.
Paddy resides in New Jersey where she is an active volunteer in community activities.
Paddy is active in the Federal Bar Association where she serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Southern District of New York chapter and the national Chair of the Patent Law Committee.
Admissions: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Eastern District of New York Southern District of New York New York Professional Affiliations NY Intellectual Property Law Assoc. South Asian Bar Assoc. of New York
Paddy Chinta quoted by New York Times about the legal implications of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America show:
Padmaja Chinta Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America