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Bijal Vakil

Bijal Vakil

  • Firm: Allen & Overy LLP
  • Practice Area: Patent Litigation
  • Country: California, USA
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 530 Lytton Ave 2nd Floor, Palo Alto,, CA 94301.

About Bijal Vakil

Bijal serves as the global co-head of the firm’s Technology practice. He is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice in the Silicon Valley office. He successfully represents technology companies across their life cycle. He also has an impressive track record litigating complex patent cases in district courts, the International Trade Commission, and before the Federal Circuit. The knowledge and insight he brings to the most complex technology and intellectual property matters globally make him a valued asset for companies ranging from those on the Fortune 100 list to Silicon Valley start-ups.
Bijal’s practice covers a wide range of technologies, including computer software, semiconductors, drones, e-commerce, social media, payments, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, telecommunications, video games, medical devices and innovative uses of blockchain technology in cryptocurrency. His technology practice includes serving as lead counsel in hundreds of contentious patent matters, leading US and cross-border deals, strategizing on complex technology transactions and forming technology alliances in trailblazing industries.
At his previous Firm, he served as the Managing Partner of his previous Firm’s Silicon Valley office for over a decade, Chair of the U.S. Diversity Committee, and the founder of the Taiwan practice.
Noteworthy experience includes advising (includes previous firm experience):
The legal community recognizes Bijal’s unique skill set. He was selected to serve in various court committees in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, including (1) Co-Chair of the Lawyer’s Representative Committee; (2) Chair of two Magistrate Judge Selection Committees; (3) Member of Magistrate Judge Reappointment Committee; and (4) Mediator, Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
Bijal strongly believes in keeping the door open for others. To that end, he served on the Executive Committee of the National Asian Pacific Bar Association (along with various other positions), Committees for the National South Asian Bar Association, the NAPABA Law Foundation Board, as President of the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon Valley (along with various other roles) and as President of the Asian Law Alliance (along with various other roles).
Qualifications
PROFESSIONAL
  • Admitted: State Bar of California, 1997
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
ACADEMIC
  • JD, Davis School of Law, University of California, Davis
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles

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