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Ragesh K. Tangri
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Rhetoric, 1986
J.D., Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Ragesh Tangri has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies, in a wide variety of cases. He assisted American Honda in a multi district and multi-state antitrust action relating to the grey-market importation of new motor vehicles from Canada, leading to an opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversing the district court's grant of class certification. He represented Google, Inc. and Kai-Fu Lee in a trade-secret and non-compete claim brought by Microsoft, resulting in Dr. Lee's being permitted to take a position with Google in China. He represented Intel Corporation in litigation brought by Frank Shum concerning the inventorship of patents, as well as damages claims under state law. He assisted Broadcom in its dispute with Qualcomm, litigating the scope of the exclusion order to be granted by the United States International Trade Commission. He has represented numerous major law firms in professional negligence claims, arising from work done in a variety of underlying areas. And he helped represent Cadence Design Systems in its long-running dispute with Avant! Corporation, including arguing the successful Ninth Circuit appeal of the district court's denial of a preliminary injunction, and participating in a multi-week criminal restitution hearing that led to an award of over $180M.
Prior to founding Durie Tangri, Ragesh clerked for the Hon. A. Raymond Randolph on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He joined Keker & Van Nest in 1994 and became a partner there in 1999. He has taught the Introduction to Civil Procedure and Law on Lawyering courses at Boalt Hall, and spoken frequently on issues including trade secret law, professional negligence, ethics, claim construction, and the differences between the U.S. and Canadian legal systems. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern District Historical Society, a former member and co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives of the Northern District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading practitioner in Intellectual Property.
Ragesh served from 2007-2009 as a member of the Board of Directors of Slow Food Nation. He is a fan of the NFL and can fairly be described as obsessive about the music of Bruce Springsteen.
- » Tangri, Ragesh and Little, Jan Nielsen, Parallel Proceedings: The Uncomfortable Intersection of Criminal and Civil Litigation. ABTL Northern California Report, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1998.
- » McGowan, David F. and Tangri, Ragesh K., A Libertarian Critique of University Restrictions of Offensive Speech. 79 Calif. L. Rev. 825, 1991.
- » Tangri, Ragesh K., Notice Any Changes in Rule 8 Lately? ABTL Report, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2009.
- » Lemley, Mark A. and Tangri, R. K., Ending Patent Law's Willfulness Game. Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 18, p. 1085, 2003