Professional Biography

Rajiv P. Sarathy Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6478

    F +1.206.359.7478


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA


  • Bellevue

    T +1.425.635.1400

    F +1.425.635.2400


    The PSE Building, 10885 N.E. Fourth Street, Suite 700

    Bellevue, WA






  • 06.14.2013
    USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board Completes the First Patent Invalidity Trial Under the America Invents Act
    In its first “final” decision under the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has invalidated and cancelled all five challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,553,350, finding that the claims recited unpatentably abstract ideas and did not recite a “useful” invention as required by 35 U.S.C. § 101.  A jury in a Texas federal district court had previously found that the petitioner, SAP America, Inc., infringed three of the claims at issue in the petition, awarding patent owner Versata Software, Inc. $345 million in damages.  A Federal Circuit panel affirmed that award last month, although SAP has petitioned for rehearing (on grounds relating to infringement and damages rather than validity).
  • 05.10.2013
    CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp.: Still No Definitive Guidance On Patent-Eligibility Under Section 101
    On May 10, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released its much-awaited en banc decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp.  A majority of the court affirmed a district court's holding that Alice's claims are not directed to patent-eligible subject matter under 35 USC § 101.


Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D.,
    cum laude
    , 2002,
    Research and Technical Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • The Schulich School of Business, York University, M.B.A., 1994
  • University of Toronto, B.S., Computer Science, 1990