Rohit Singla is a litigation partner who focuses on antitrust and intellectual property disputes in high technology industries. He represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including software, entertainment, videogames, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Rohit’s antitrust work includes representing clients in cases involving monopolization, horizontal and vertical conspiracies, sham petitioning, resale price maintenance and Robinson-Patman Act violations. He also has significant intellectual property experience in a range of areas including patent litigation, copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and trade secret claims. Rohit has a particular specialty in the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, such as antitrust challenges to so-called “reverse payment” patent settlements, claims of sham patent litigation, technological tying and intellectual property defenses to antitrust claims.
Rohit has an active pro bono practice that included a labor arbitration on behalf of an alternative high school in Oakland, a series of immigration appeals on behalf of an innocent target of post-9/11 antiterrorism investigations, a Ninth Circuit appeal in a prisoner civil rights case, asylum cases involving transgender issues and various civil rights matters. He is a member the board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and the board of governors of Public Advocates.
Rohit received a B.S. with honors in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he was the first undergraduate to be awarded a teaching fellowship in the Computer Science department and spent four years as a teaching fellow. He then spent two years with McKinsey & Company’s Knowledge Management group in New York.
After receiving his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, Rohit clerked for Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena and served as a research fellow at Stanford Law School’s Law, Science & Technology Program.