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Brianne Bharkhda is a litigator who represents a variety of clients in high-stakes patent litigation. She specializes in complex pharmaceutical patent litigation, and has litigated numerous cases involving generic drug approvals and the Hatch-Waxman Act. Ms. Bharkhda has experience representing clients at all stages of litigation, from case inception through trial and appeal. Her trial experience in intellectual property actions includes both jury trials and bench trials involving issues of patent infringement and validity. She has also argued motions in several of the nation’s most active patent litigation jurisdictions and worked extensively with experts.

  • Representation of Warner Chilcott in Hatch-Waxman litigations against several generic drug manufacturers relating to the ulcerative colitis drug Asacol®.
  • Representation of AstraZeneca in multi-defendant Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to Nexium® and Nexium® 24HR.
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to medication used to treat osteoporosis.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation against several generic drug manufacturers relating to injectable drug used to treat diabetes.
  • Representation of several major pharmaceutical companies in preliminary injunction litigation at district court and Federal Circuit levels to prevent threatened at-risk launches by generic competitors.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in patent litigation involving medical device used to treat respiratory disorders.
  • Representation of large medical device company in patent litigation involving regenerative tissue graft technology.
  • Representation of consumer electronics manufacturer in patent litigation concerning mobile networking technology.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in mass tort products liability litigation involving prescription drugs.
  • Representation of Genentech in product liability lawsuits involving Rituxan®.
  • Successful representation of vacuum tube manufacturer in product liability actions in state and federal court.
  • Representation of leading media and technology company in patent litigation concerning mapping software.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of indigent clients in family court, landlord/tenant disputes, and public benefits appeals.
  • Representation of qualified applicant in appeal of state licensing board’s denial of her application for licensure as a speech and language pathologist.  

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation "Rising Star" (2015, 2016, 2017)