Amit Makker represents clients in complex intellectual property disputes across a range of high technology sectors.
Mr. Makker guides clients through the full life cycle of patent disputes in a broad range of technical industries, including:
- Networking technologies, both wired and wireless
- Cellular systems
- Internet and cloud technologies
- Computer hardware
- Medical devices
Mr. Makker has experience in all phases of patent litigation, including claim construction proceedings, summary judgment proceedings, and trial. His background as an electrical engineer for a large defense contractor and his broad technical knowledge allow him to communicate effectively with engineers and distill complex concepts for judges and juries.
He represents clients in district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and in post-grant proceedings including inter partes review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
While in law school, Mr. Makker was a senior copy editor for the Southern California Law Review and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Society. He also served as a judicial extern for Judge Christina A. Snyder of the District Court for the Central District of California.
As part of his active pro bono practice, Mr. Makker was part of the Latham team that led the 2020 US Census litigation (for which the team won the firm’s Robert M. Dell Prize for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service), successfully petitioned the Obama administration for clemency on a client’s behalf, and successfully sought expungement of a client’s criminal record.