Mind + Muscle

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Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox

Chandrika Vira

Mind + Muscle

Chandrika Vira



Ms. Vira is a director in the firm's Litigation and Biotechnology groups. Her practice focuses on patent litigation in district courts and patent office litigation.  Ms. Vira has extensive experience representing clients in the pharmaceutical industry in district court litigation arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act and before the Federal Circuit on appeal. Ms. Vira also represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board in inter partes review proceedings.

Ms. Vira has litigated cases involving a broad range of technologies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological arts and has experience with all phases of litigation from pre-filing investigations, fact and expert depositions, trials, and appeals.

In 2017, Ms. Vira was named a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers.

Prior to law school, Ms. Vira worked as a Project Manager for two technology companies.  While in law school, Ms. Vira participated in the Law Students in Court Clinic where she had the opportunity to directly represent clients in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.


  • "Ten Takeaways from the FDA's December 2016 Revisions to its Hatch-Waxman Regulations," Bloomberg BNA: Patents, Trademark & Copyright Journal, December 16, 2016
  • “Patent Owner's Preliminary Response In Inter Partes Review: Statutory Bars Part 1 & 2,” International Law Office, February 3, 2014 and March 17, 2014
  • “Optical and physical properties of bismuth borate glasses related to structure,” Phys. C hem. Glasses, 39 (2), (1998): 83-6
  • “A Structural analysis of the physical properties of bismuth and lead based glasses,” Phys. C hem. Glasses, 40 (6), (1999): 326-32
  • Admissions
      • New York

      • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      • Southern District of New York

      • Eastern District of New York

  • Education
    • J.D., The George Washington University Law School

    • B.A., Molecular Biology, Coe College


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