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Chandrika Vira

Director
Chandrika Vira

Chandrika Vira is a director in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate and Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Groups. Chandrika represents clients in complex patent litigations in federal district courts, in contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and before the Federal Circuit on appeal.

Chandrika has litigated cases involving a broad range of technologies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological arts, and electrical arts. Chandrika focuses her practice on litigating cases involving small-molecule pharmaceuticals under the Hatch-Waxman Act and biologics and biosimilars under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).

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

Prior to law school, Chandrika worked as a consultant for two technology companies where she advised companies on implementing technological solutions. While in law school at The George Washington University, Chandrika participated in the Law Students in Court Clinic where she had the opportunity to represent clients in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in the Criminal Division. Chandrika received her B.A. in molecular biology from Coe College.

Technical Publications

  • “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

Achievements

  • Super Lawyers, "'Rising Star - Washington, D.C." (2017)

Contact Information

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Education

J.D.
The George Washington University Law School
B.A.
Molecular Biology
Coe College

Admissions

New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association