Hogan Lovells adds tech-focused patent litigator as partner in Northern California

Northern California, 1 June 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that IP litigator Nitin Gambhir has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property, Media and Technology (IPMT) practice as a partner based in its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. He joins the firm from Polsinelli.

Gambhir represents plaintiffs and defendants who work with a broad range of technologies, including computer networking, telecommunications, smartphones, memory controllers, medical imaging, sensor technology, entertainment and gaming, and internet-related systems.

“I am excited to join the firm to build on its strong reputation as a go-to firm for technology industry clients in Northern California,” Gambhir said. “Hogan Lovells provides me with a truly global platform to continue to grow my technology IP litigation practice, which will benefit from its strong Corporate and Regulatory offerings as well.

He brings a strong technical background in computer-related technologies to complement his deep experience advocating for clients in a variety of complex IP lawsuits, which includes successfully defending them in bet-the-company patent infringement and trade secrets cases. Adding to his technology bona fides, he holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles, and received a Certificate in High Technology Law while attending the Santa Clara University School of Law.

“One of our strategic priorities has long been to add technology-focused IP litigators in Northern California,” said Celine Jimenez Crowson, IPMT Practice Leader for the Americas. “Adding a partner like Nitin to our market-leading IP litigation team allows us to strengthen our position even further.”

“For many technology companies, protecting IP is akin to protecting the business. So adding a deeply technical and experienced litigator like Nitin in NorCal is a huge boon for our clients,” said Patrick Michael, co-managing partner for Northern California. “We are excited to continue to grow our strong bench of¬ technology lawyers across practice areas -- including IP, litigation, and M&A -- in Northern California.”

The addition of Gambhir follows a string of several strong hires within Hogan Lovells’ IPMT practice, including prominent IP partners like Patrick Michael and Krista Schwartz in Northern California as well as renowned trademark and copyright IP litigation partner Joel Smith in London.

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