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Veena Tripathi is an associate in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson P.C. She was previously a summer associate with the firm. Her practice focuses on patent litigation and she has extensive experience in all aspects of the patent litigation process, including pleadings, discovery motions, pre-suit diligence, pre-trial motions, expert witness preparation, demonstratives, and mediation preparation. She also has experience preparing matters for appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and with pre-drafting research for Inter Partes Review petitions before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Ms. Tripathi is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), with expertise in a wide range of data privacy issues, including how to manage and secure personal information and how to prepare and maintain effective data security and privacy policies. Ms. Tripathi is also a member of the newly formed Junior Committee of Next Generation Lawyers, an organization dedicated to empowering junior attorneys seeking to obtain more substantive experiences inside and outside of the courtroom.

During law school, Ms. Tripathi served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. As the lead online editor for the Minnesota Law Review, she founded and hosted the school’s first legal podcast, Experto Crede, and managed the journal’s official blog, De Novo. She served as the president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and co-chair of the South Asian Law Student Association. Ms. Tripathi was the class-elected J.D. speaker at her commencement ceremony.

Ms. Tripathi is actively involved with pro bono causes. She was previously a law clerk with the Innocence Project of Minnesota and has volunteered with the LegalCORPS Brief-Advice clinic, which assists new and emerging businesses with their IP and business needs. In 2020, Ms. Tripathi served as pro bono counsel on behalf of the ACLU of Minnesota to win a voting rights case involving individuals who require assistance at the polls. She has also worked on privacy/HIPPA issues and trademark prosecution on a pro bono basis, as well as preparing an asylum brief.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Tripathi worked across broad range of technologies and business sectors, ranging from medical research to high-growth startup technologies and platforms.


Ms. Tripathi is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Minnesota Patent Litigation Wrap-Up – July 2020,” Fish Litigation Blog (August, 28, 2020).

An Introduction to Patent Due Diligence,” Fish’s IP Law Essentials (July 30, 2020).

District of Minnesota Does Not Require Deposed Entity to Identify Topics on Which Each 30(b)(6) Witness Will Testify,” Fish Litigation Blog (July 29, 2020).

Minnesota Patent Litigation Wrap-Up – Q4 2019,” Fish Litigation Blog (May 14, 2020).

District of Minnesota Address Key Infringement Concepts in Catheter Case,” Bar Talk, (May 13, 2020).

Keeping Up With Life Sciences Appeals: 1Q2020,” Fish Litigation Blog (April 10, 2020)

Veena Tripathi, Note, Halo from the Other Side: An Empirical Study of District Court Findings of Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages Post-Halo, 103 Minn. L. Rev. 2617 (2019).

“Started From the Bottom: What Drake’s Fair Use Win Means to The Future of Music Sampling.” De Novo, University of Minnesota (November 6, 2017)

“Exhaustion and the ‘Right to Repair’: Ownership Rights after Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intern., Inc.” Fish and Richardson Litigation Blog (June 22, 2017)

“Patents, Medications and WHO controls them: A look inside a potential negotiator of the patented drug trade.” The Globe, Chicago, IL (August 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2)

Recognized as a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association (2020).

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J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (2019) Lead Online Editor, Minnesota Law Review

B.S., Neurobiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2014)

B.S., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2014)

  • Illinois 2020
  • Minnesota 2019
Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Junior Committee, Next Generation Lawyers

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