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Irina Oberman Khagi

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Lorna Bernardo
Phone: 919.838.2042
lbernardo@smithlaw.com

Overview

Irina Oberman Khagi joined Smith Anderson in 2016. She practices in the areas of Intellectual Property, Technology Contracting and Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Irina has experience in asserting and defending claims of patent, trademark and copyright infringement. Irina also has experience advising clients in partnering, patent and technology licensing, research and development collaborations, and other strategic transactions. As part of her intellectual property practice, she also assists clients with protecting their intellectual property by prosecuting trademark registration applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Irina was a litigation associate in a large Boston-based law firm. Prior to that, Irina was a law clerk to the honorable Judge Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 36
  • Online Digest Contributor and Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, 2010-2011

Experience

Experience

  • Advised an international health care group in an agreement to acquire worldwide patent rights and related intellectual property for two cardiovascular drugs from a world leader in biopharmaceutical business.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company against contract claims related to a licensing agreement.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company and affiliates in patent infringement litigation.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in litigation arising from claimed antitrust violations.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in inter partes review proceeding before Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
  • Represented an internet content delivery network provider in patent infringement litigation.
  • Defended a majority shareholder in closely held corporation in shareholder dispute.

News & Publications

Publications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of Massachusetts 

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2013
  • Stanford University, B.A., International Relations, with distinction, 2009
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Firestone Medal for honors thesis

Clerkships

  • Chambers of Judge Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
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