Press Release

Crain’s Chicago Business Names Morgan Lewis Partner Sanjay Murthy Among the City’s Most Influential Minority Lawyers

December 11, 2017

CHICAGO, December 11, 2017: Morgan Lewis partner Sanjay K. Murthy has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the city’s “Most Influential Minority Lawyers.” The inaugural list of the city’s most prominent minority members of the bar appears in today’s issue of the publication. The winners were chosen from the Chicago metro area and demonstrated a record of success in major cases over the last 18 months.

A patent litigator, Mr. Murthy has an extensive trial background representing technology companies in US district court, before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. He has successfully tried cases to juries on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.

Recently, Mr. Murthy was a member of a Morgan Lewis team that achieved a complete trial victory for Praxair, Inc., a global industrial gases company, in an 11-patent infringement case in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. The asserted patents relate to INOMAX (inhaled nitric oxide, which is used to treat neonates and children with breathing disorders) and medical devices for delivering the same. In September the court ruled that five of the asserted patents were invalid and that the other six were not infringed, which resulted in a complete victory for Praxair. The case received national press attention.