Nigamnarayan Acharya

Partner

  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    1180 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 2900
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Nigam Acharya is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. He works with clients to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property by procuring patents and trademarks, helping license their inventions and brands, and litigating patents and trademarks in lawsuits. Over his 18 years of practice, he has prosecuted hundreds of patents in a variety of industries. As lead counsel in patent and trademark litigation, he has argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, multiple Federal district courts, and PTAB.

Nigam’s experience includes both domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, as well as conducting strategic analysis and counseling for domestic and international portfolio development, management, enforcement and licensing. He has deep expertise in many technologies and industries, including cloud-based products, mobile devices and software, Fintech services and pharmaceuticals.

Nigam routinely advises companies on complex technology transactions. These include, structuring and negotiation of licenses, software development and distribution agreements. As an active initial investor and board member of a Fintech company, he gained valuable insight and experience that he uses when advising his technology clients. He worked with the Fintech company’s management to grow and eventually sell the company after eight years.

Nigam’s pharmaceutical experience began with his graduate research in biophysical chemistry, where he studied thermodynamic parameters of protein-nucleic acid interactions. This expertise provides a solid foundation when he counsels pharma and chemical companies in securing and monetizing patents and litigating related disputes. His work in this area has earned him recognition from IAM Patent 1000 for over five years.

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of legal services, he applies the techniques he learned during his Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification.

Foreign Languages

Hindi

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Georgia
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Appellate Courts
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Other Admissions
    • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Admissions

Georgia

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

United States District Court for the District of Delaware

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas

USPTO

Awards & Honors

  • IAM1000, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Education

Emory University School of Law

Juris Doctor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science, Chemistry

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Political Science 

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