Turhan Sarwar focuses his practice on patent litigation and post-grant proceedings, as well as copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Turhan was an associate with Volpe and Koenig P.C. where he focused his practice on intellectual property litigation, licensing, and portfolio management, and provided support in the prosecution of domestic and international trademark and patent applications.

While in law school, he was a Legal Writing Fellow, teaching predictive and persuasive legal analysis, writing, and oral advocacy to LLM students.  He also conducted preliminary hearings and trials as a certified legal intern at the Office of the District Attorney in Philadelphia and served as a judicial intern in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Turhan was a founding officer of the Penn Law SAGE Project, a pro bono group whose primary objective is to provide critical aid to the Philadelphia public interest community in serving survivors of gender-based violence. He served as Production Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law.

Prior to practicing law, Turhan was a consultant at a biometrics consulting and integration firm conducting technology research for individual biometric modalities (fingerprint, iris, etc.), industry research for identity management and security applications, and feasibility and vulnerability analysis of specific biometric deployments for government and commercial clients.

Litigation:
  • Represented Smith & Nephew before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a twelve-patent litigation concerning orthopedic medical devices.
  • Represented plaintiff in seven-figure enforcement campaign concerning product photography that included copyright and DMCA litigation before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
  • Represented Sony before the United States International Trade Commission in patent litigation involving telecommunications technology.
  • Represented BTG International Inc. before the United States International Trade Commission in patent litigation involving antibody-based snake antivenom compositions.
  • Aided in representing international advertising company in patent infringement and trade secret case concerning software for tracking advertising effectiveness.
Post-Grant Proceedings:
  • Represented Smith & Nephew in six inter partes review proceedings concerning suture anchors.
  • Drafted inter partes review petitions concerning electronic cigarette technology.
  • Drafted inter partes review petitions concerning medical packaging technology.
Prior IP Experience:
  • Drafted office action responses and helped prosecute patents for major developer of wireless communication technology; aided in management, licensing, and enforcement of standards-essential IP portfolio.
  • Aided in developing infringement theories for enforcement campaign for microprocessor manufacturer.
  • Aided in representing sports equipment manufacturer in appellate litigation for patent and Lanham Act matter concerning bicycle components.
  • Aided in management of international patent portfolio of manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components.
Consulting
  • Conducted vulnerability and accuracy analysis for optical- and capacitance-based fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, face recognition scanners, and speaker/speech recognition technologies.

In law school, Turhan earned Honors for excellence in Legal Writing.  He also received the Exemplary Pro Bono Service Award. Turhan has also been named repeatedly to the list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Turhan enjoys writing fiction and is a proponent of cats and hats.

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Turhan Sarwar focuses his practice on patent litigation and post-grant proceedings, as well as copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Turhan was an associate with Volpe and Koenig P.C. where he focused his practice on intellectual property litigation, licensing, and portfolio management, and provided support in the prosecution of domestic and international trademark and patent applications.

While in law school, he was a Legal Writing Fellow, teaching predictive and persuasive legal analysis, writing, and oral advocacy to LLM students.  He also conducted preliminary hearings and trials as a certified legal intern at the Office of the District Attorney in Philadelphia and served as a judicial intern in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Turhan was a founding officer of the Penn Law SAGE Project, a pro bono group whose primary objective is to provide critical aid to the Philadelphia public interest community in serving survivors of gender-based violence. He served as Production Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law.

Prior to practicing law, Turhan was a consultant at a biometrics consulting and integration firm conducting technology research for individual biometric modalities (fingerprint, iris, etc.), industry research for identity management and security applications, and feasibility and vulnerability analysis of specific biometric deployments for government and commercial clients.

Litigation:
  • Represented Smith & Nephew before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a twelve-patent litigation concerning orthopedic medical devices.
  • Represented plaintiff in seven-figure enforcement campaign concerning product photography that included copyright and DMCA litigation before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
  • Represented Sony before the United States International Trade Commission in patent litigation involving telecommunications technology.
  • Represented BTG International Inc. before the United States International Trade Commission in patent litigation involving antibody-based snake antivenom compositions.
  • Aided in representing international advertising company in patent infringement and trade secret case concerning software for tracking advertising effectiveness.
Post-Grant Proceedings:
  • Represented Smith & Nephew in six inter partes review proceedings concerning suture anchors.
  • Drafted inter partes review petitions concerning electronic cigarette technology.
  • Drafted inter partes review petitions concerning medical packaging technology.
Prior IP Experience:
  • Drafted office action responses and helped prosecute patents for major developer of wireless communication technology; aided in management, licensing, and enforcement of standards-essential IP portfolio.
  • Aided in developing infringement theories for enforcement campaign for microprocessor manufacturer.
  • Aided in representing sports equipment manufacturer in appellate litigation for patent and Lanham Act matter concerning bicycle components.
  • Aided in management of international patent portfolio of manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components.
Consulting
  • Conducted vulnerability and accuracy analysis for optical- and capacitance-based fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, face recognition scanners, and speaker/speech recognition technologies.

In law school, Turhan earned Honors for excellence in Legal Writing.  He also received the Exemplary Pro Bono Service Award. Turhan has also been named repeatedly to the list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Turhan enjoys writing fiction and is a proponent of cats and hats.