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Shival Virmani

Shival Virmani

SanDisk

Plano , TX, USA


Shival Virmani is Vice President, Patent Licensing at Rockstar Consortium. He has several years  of combined patent attorney and licensing executive experience in corporate, private and federal government environments.

Prior to joining Rockstar, Shival was Vice President Intellectual Property at Vonage, where he was in charge of all intellectual property matters.  He has also served as  Associate General Patent Counsel at InterDigital, where he was a lead patent licensing negotiator responsible for reaching significant royalty-bearing deals in the wireless space in Europe, North America and Asia, and as Senior Director Licensing/Litigation for Infineon Technologies in Munich, Germany. 

Before going in-house, Shival was in Washington, D.C., where he was a litigation associate in a Chicago-based general practice firm.  He also worked in the federal government, initially as an Examiner at the Patent and Trademark Office and then as a Staff Attorney handling "Section 337" litigations at the International Trade Commission.

Shival holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virgina Tech, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University, and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law.

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