For more than a decade, Chandran Iyer has been counseling mature and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors on a variety of technology-related issues. As a registered patent attorney with experience in patent litigation, post-grant PTO proceedings, and patent prosecution, Chandran also helps global corporations and market-leading innovators obtain, enforce, monetize, and license patent portfolios. He is co-chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, a firm-wide, interdisciplinary team experienced with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other IP-related matters.

Chandran’s patent law experience spans a variety of industries, including electrical and mechanical technologies, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, computer software, and smartphone and internet technologies. He has managed and argued cases at both the state and federal levels, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has also overseen Abbreviated New Drug Application cases and litigations involving complex technology such as backup and restore software, middleware technology, wearable fitness monitors, and multi-axial pedicle screws. In addition, he handles a number of post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office such as inter partes reviews (IPRs) and reexamination. 

Chandran is a nationally and internationally recognized leader, speaker, and author on patent use, enforcement, and monetization. He is a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Nanotechnology Committee and a past Chair of DRI’s ITC Litigation Committee. He speaks frequently at conferences, annual meetings, and universities on three continents, and his writing and commentary regularly appear in major law, science, business, and technology publications.

Before joining Goldberg Segalla, Chandran was a partner at a prominent global IP firm based in Washington, D.C.

Chandran’s work extends across many industries and products, with a particular emphasis on computer science and electrical technologies.

A small sampling of highlights includes:
  • Asserting patents on behalf of an industry leader for peer-to-peer I/O technologies used in smartphones and other mobile devices
  • Representing a maker of enterprise data backup and restoration technologies in patent litigation involving some of the world’s largest software and hardware companies
  • Representing the owner of an activity-monitoring technology patent in district court litigation and in an inter partes review proceeding against a manufacturer of wearable fitness monitors
  • Defending one of the world’s largest auto makers in patent litigation involving vehicle-to-smartphone connectivity technology
  • Handling inter partes review proceedings for a long-established global pharmaceutical leader involving a patent for antifolate combination therapy
  • Handling ITC Section 337 litigation involving electronic devices that have a retractable USB connector
Professional Affiliations
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Technology Law Association
  • International Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Biology/Biochemistry, 1996


Publications and Presentations
  • Co-Author, "Applicability of §101 Challenges in ANDA Pharmaceutical Litigation," New York Law Journal, March 23, 2018
  • Quoted, "Goldberg Segalla Adds Patent Pro As IP Chair," Law360, May 2, 2017
  • Presenter, "Technical Session XII – Mediation and Arbitration…Opportunities and Options," 9th Edition GIPC 2017, New Delhi, India, January 12, 2017
  • Presenter, “Benchmarking Post Issuance Proceedings: Plaintiff and Defensive Perspectives,” The IP Strategy Summit, Washington, D.C., June 7, 2016
  • Presenter, “Funding Patent and Other Intellectual Property Litigation,” The Financial Executives Networking Group, San Diego, California, February 3, 2015
  • Presenter, "Enforcing Your Patents in a Rapidly Changing Landscape," Corporate Directors Forum Roundtable, San Diego, CA, November 2014
  • Presenter, "3D Printing: An Interactive Look at Its Utility to Medicine and Its Attractiveness to Pirates and Terrorists," ABA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 8, 2014
  • ‎Presenter, "IPR in Conjunction With Litigation,” 6th Global Intellectual Property Convention‎, Hyderabad, India,‎ January 16–18, 2014
  • Co-Author, “5 Things We Learned About Inter Partes Review This Year,” Law360, December 19, 2013
  • Presenter, “Post Grant and Reexamination Proceedings,” Premier Cercle IP Summit – Patents and Trademarks, Paris, France, December 9–11, 2013
  • Presenter, "Comparing Enforcements of Patent ‎Rights in the U.S. and Europe," AIPF Annual Meeting, ‎Washington, D.C., September 29, 2013
  • Presenter, “Funding Patent Litigation,” CONNECT FrameWorks Workshop, San Diego, California, May 7, 2013
  • Presenter, “America Invents Act: Managing IP Risk in the New Era of USPTO to Patent Trials” 5th International Intellectual Property Rights Conference, Bangalore, India, January 23–30, 2013
  • Presenter, “USPTO Post-Grant Trials in the Boardroom and the Courtroom: A Course for CEOs and IP Litigation Managers,” IP Summit, Brussels, Belgium, December 6, 2012
  • Instructor,  “Discovery During Patent Litigation,” Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi, India, March 2008
  • Instructor,  “Patenting Nanotechnology,” Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India, March 2008
  • Instructor, “Pharmaceutical Patents After KSR,” Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Gurgaon, India, March 2008
  • Instructor, “U.S. Patent Litigation Primer,” K&S Partners, Bangalore, India, March 2008
  • Author, “Slow Down Before Accelerating: Litigation Ramifications of Accelerated Examination Procedure,” The SciTech Lawyer, Summer 2007 (Vol. 4, No. 1)
  • Author, “MRP3, A New ATP-Binding Cassette Protein Localized to the Canalicular Domain of the Hepatocyte,” American Journal of Physiology, June 1999 (Vol. 276, Issue 6)