Sasha S. Rao is counsel in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group. Sasha has been involved in various matters before federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Sasha's experience spans from initial fact investigation through trial in a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, materials science, chemical arts, and automotive technology. He also has experience counseling clients in intellectual property strategy, including licensing, infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions.
Prior to joining the firm, Sasha was a patent litigation associate at a large IP firm and a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. He is also a published author on topics covering artificial intelligence, the gig economy, and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).
Sasha has performed pro bono work representing unaccompanied minors in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court and representing low-income clients in fair housing matters.
Sasha received his J.D. from Boston University and B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University.