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Background

Dalia Kothari is an associate in the litigation group of Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office and was previously a summer associate of the firm. Her practice focuses on patent litigation in a variety of industries including software, wireless networking, fiber optics, integrated circuits, semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer products, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare technology. Ms. Kothari also has experience in design patent litigation and commercial litigation involving tort claims and contractual disputes.

Ms. Kothari has represented clients in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations to trial and settlement. Her experiences include running the day-to-day aspects of cases, drafting and arguing case-dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, acting as a liaison with opposing counsel and co-defendants, trial witness preparation, and cross-examinations at trial. She has litigated cases in both state and federal courts, and at the International Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Ms. Kothari served as a Civil Division Law Clerk at the United States Attorney’s office. She is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono practice and has worked on asylum, adoption, and fair housing cases.

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School 2014
Senior Editor and Notes Committee Member, Stanford Law Review; Associate Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review


B.S., California Institute of Technology 2011
Biology with honors
Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Immunology and in Computational Neuroscience

Admissions

  • California 2014
  • Arizona 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Other Distinctions

Publications

Mayo at Five: Are Traditional Method of Treatment Claims in Danger Under Section 101?,” co-authored with Geoff Biegler and Megan Chacon, Fish Litigation Blog (October 9, 2017).

Mayo at Five: Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claims,” co-authored with Geoff Biegler and Megan Chacon, Fish Litigation Blog (September 6, 2017).

Fourth Year Associate Argues at Claim Construction Hearing in Minnesota District Court,” author, Next Generation Lawyers Blog (May 16, 2017).

Junior Attorneys Argue Post-Trial Briefing Before Judge Kronstadt,” author, Next Generation Lawyers Blog (April 6, 2017).

Communicating with Vegetative State Patients: The Role of Neuroimaging in American Disability Law,” 66 STANFORD L. REV. 1451 (2014).

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