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Proshanto Mukherji, Ph.D.

Principal

Boston, MA
617-368-2179
mukherji@fr.com
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Background

Proshanto Mukherji is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson.

Proshanto Mukherji is a patent trial and appellate lawyer. He has extensive courtroom experience and has worked in the Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission, and in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. Dr. Mukherji has participated in trials, argued key motions in Federal Court, and helped author successful briefs, including appeal briefs, post-trial briefs, claim construction briefs, and briefs on dispositive motions. He has represented high-technology companies across a broad range of technical fields, including cellular telephone systems, Internet technologies, computer architecture, biotechnology, advanced materials, and medical devices.

Dr. Mukherji’s recent notable victories include successfully defending of one of the world’s largest electronics and software companies against allegations of patent infringement in a case involving wireless consumer electronics, where he helped win a judgment of noninfringement. Dr. Mukherji also successfully defended one of the world’s largest smartphone makers in a patent infringement trial in the Eastern District of Texas, where he helped win a jury verdict of no infringement of multiple patents even though they were alleged to be essential to the cellphone communication standards.

Prior to law school, Dr. Mukherji obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester. His dissertation research focused on artificial intelligence methods for the automatic discovery of complex statistical patterns in data.

Dr. Mukherji was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of Intellectual Property in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School 2009
magna cum laude


Ph.D., University of Rochester 2006
Computer Science


M.S., University of Rochester 2002
Computer Science


B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology 2000
Computer Science
summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2009
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

​Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review 2008-2009
Articles Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology 2006-2007​

Other Distinctions

Named Massachusetts Super Lawyers‘ Rising Star, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Selected Publications

“On Enforcing Viral Terms,” 122 Harvard Law Review 2184 (2009).

Case Note, “FTC v. Accusearch, Inc.,” 121 Harvard Law Review 2246 (2008).

Laws in Logical Worlds, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken (2008).

“Discovering Laws as Anomalies in Logical Worlds,” Ph.D. thesis, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2006).

“State-based Discovery and Verification of Propositional Invariants,” with Lenhart K. Schubert, Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. CSREA Press (2006).

“Discovering Planning Invariants as Anomalies in State Descriptions,” with Lenhart K. Schubert, Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Automatic Planning and Scheduling. AAAI Press (2005).

“Context-free Languages Can Be Accepted With Absolutely No Space Overhead,” with Lane A. Hemaspaandra and Till Tantau, Information and Computation, 203(2):163-180 (2005).

“Computation with Absolutely No Space Overhead,” with Lane A. Hemaspaandra and Till Tantau, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Developments in Language Theory. Volume 2710 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 325-336. Springer-Verlag (2003).

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