Nagendra (Nick) Setty has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as co-chair of the firm’s 70 attorney IP practice group.  He will reside in the firm’s Palo Alto and San Francisco offices.  Setty joins from Fish & Richardson, where he founded and was managing principal of its Atlanta office and resided part-time in its Silicon Valley office.  Setty follows Stephen S. Korniczky, co-chair of Sheppard Mullin’s IP practice, who joined last year from Paul Hastings, where he was global chair of its IP practice group.

Setty has an international practice representing leading global businesses such as Bank of America, Cipla, Cisco, EchoStar, Landis + Gyr, LG, McKesson, Samsung, Siemens and Verint.  His practice focuses on litigating jury, bench and arbitration trials in patent, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright cases.  Over the past 20 years, he has served as lead counsel in more than 120 IP cases, spanning a broad range of technologies.  Setty is a frequent lecturer and author on IP related topics, and is recognized for his IP litigation expertise in Chambers USA.

“Nick is an extremely experienced, high profile patent litigator.  He brings a sophisticated patent litigation practice to our Palo Alto and San Francisco Offices and strengthens our global IP capabilities.  Nick is yet another excellent addition to our firm as we continue to build our nationally recognized IP team,” said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

“I am extremely excited about joining Sheppard Mullin’s global platform.  It’s clear to me that the firm is on the rise.  I am incredibly impressed with its strategic plan and collegial and entrepreneurial culture,” Setty commented.   “I look forward to helping Sheppard Mullin strengthen and build its growing reputation as a top tier IP practice.”

“Nick is an incredible addition to our IP team and we are thrilled to have him on board,” said Korniczky. “He is a leader with a history of building top notch IP practices, and has 20 years of experience successfully litigating “big ticket” patent disputes.  Equally important, he is genuinely a really nice guy.”

Setty received his J.D. from Emory University in 1992, a diploma in international law from Emmanuel College at Cambridge University in 1990 and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Emory University in 1987.


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