Dinesh Agarwal, Esquire

Dinesh Agarwal, Esquire, is a US Registered Patent Attorney who has been in global Intellectual Property (IP) Law practice for over 33 years.  Prior to starting his own practice, he was the Managing Partner of a DC area boutique patent law firm.

Mr. Agarwal has extensive worldwide experience in all aspects of IP law, including patent, trademark, and copyright preparation, prosecution (before US and foreign patent offices), and dealing with pre- and post-issuance matters, including patentability, infringement, validity, right-to-use, and state-of-art studies, rendering opinions, strategy for IP portfolio buildup, due diligence and policing activities, and litigation before the US courts nationwide and the US International Trade Commission (ITC).  Mr. Agarwal has worked on matters with several countries such as Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, South Africa, and South America.  He has worked with commercial, as well as the US and Indian Government (CSIR), and university clients, in many scientific disciplines including biomedical, biotechnical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, chemical, nanotechnology, business method, computer processes and systems, electromechanical, mechanical, and social networking areas.

Mr. Agarwal has obtained several hundred patents for clients and himself is the inventor of several patents.

Mr. Agarwal received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from the University of Maryland Law School in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from Lucknow University, Lucknow, India.

Mr. Agarwal is admitted to practice in the States of Maryland and Virginia, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and the US Supreme Court. Since his practice is limited to patent & IP matters, he represents clients nationwide and abroad.

Mr. Agarwal is fluent in Hindi and English.

Areas Of Practice

  • US & International Patent/Trademark/Copyright Preparation and Prosecution
  • Provisional, Utility, Design, Plant, and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Applications
  • Patentability, Validity, Infringement, Right-to-Use, State-of-the-Art Opinions
  • Due Diligence
  • Counseling and Strategy
  • Patent Avoidance and Policing Activities
  • Worldwide IP Portfolio Buildup & Maintenance
  • Licensing and Negotiations
  • Confidentiality, Licensing, and Technology Agreements
  • Prior Art Searching
  • Litigation


  • 2003/2006 Selected by Virginia Attorneys to be among the Virginia’s “Legal Elite (Virginia’s Best Lawyers – Intellectual Property) in a survey by the Virginia Business magazine.

Bar Admissions

  • April 1988 U.S. Supreme Court
  • July 1985 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Nov.  1989 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • June  1985 U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Reg. No. 31,809)
  • Jan. 1985 State of Maryland
  • Nov. 1989 Commonwealth of Virginia


  • 1984 J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence), University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1979 B.S.  (Life Sciences w/Chemistry Emphasis), University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1974 B.Sc. (Biology & Chemistry), Lucknow University, India.


  • Inventor – U.S. Patents 6,408,309, D704, 673, D715, 248, D750, 119, and WO 2014/003831.
  • Inventor plaintiff in a patent infringement litigation against a well-known social networking site.


  • The U.S. Patent System – A Model for the New Indian Patent Regime. The India Intellectual Property Forum, Embassy of India, Washington, D.C. (September 25, 1996).  Co-sponsored by the Indian Embassy and the George Washington University Law School.
  • Patenting and IPR: Imperatives, Process and Constraints.  FITT Seminar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India (March 7, 1996).
  • Competing in Global Economy with the Sword and Shield of Law – An Overview of the U.S. Intellectual Property Rights. Seminar arranged by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Mumbai, India (February 29, 1996).
  • Competitive Advantage by Innovation – A U.S. Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Perspective.  Technology Summit ’95, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, India (December 14-16, 1995).

Major Technologies/Industries Represented

  • Biotechnology
  • Gene Engineering
  • Bioscience
  • Biomedical
  • Biochemical
  • Pharma
  • Medical Devices
  • Chemical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductors/Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Electromechanical
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Energy/Power Generation
  • Computer Software and Systems
  • Business Methods
  • National Security Methods/Systems
  • RFID Corrosion Sensors, Emergency Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)
  • Building Construction and Materials
  • Explosive Devices
  • Hazardous Chemical Containment Devices
  • CBRN Material/Combat Clothing
  • Radioactive Material/Radon Detection Equipment
  • Automobiles (Airbags, Brakes, Door Locks, Engines, Frames, Gear Systems, Suspensions, Transmissions, Automatic Seat Belts, Seats)
  • Optical Devices (TV Screens, Touch Screens, Gyroscopes, Surface Analyzers)
  • Sporting Devices (Bicycles, Golf Clubs, Skis, Ski Boots, Bindings, Helmets, Clothing, Footwear, Diving Equipment, Skateboards, Pool Toys, Games)
  • Simple & Complex Machinery
  •  Biotechnology
    • Arthritis
    • Blood Diseases (Diabetes, Leukemia, AIDS, Clotting)
    • Brain/Neurological Diseases (Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Depression)
    • Heart Diseases (A Fib, Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Cardiomyopathy)
    • Skin Diseases
    • Cancer
    • Obesity
  • Biomedical Devices
    • Catheters, Dilators
    • High-Risk Medication Dispensing/Pharmacy Management
    • X-Ray/MRI Imaging
    • Medical Diagnostics
    • Medication Reminder Systems
    • Pain Monitoring Systems
    • Protective Helmets/Gloves
    • Pulse Oximeters
    • Prostheses
    • Weight-Loss Treatment/Exercise Equipment
  • Recombinant DNA Materials
  • Biological Techniques/Immunological Processes
  • Pharmaceutical/Drug Compositions (Microencapsulation Technology, Techniques)
  • Chemical Materials/Plants/Machinery/Laser Treatment
  • Petrochemicals, Polymers, PET Bottles, Optical Lenses
  • Toys, Amusement Devices, Gaming Systems
  • Animal Toys/Devices
  • Containers
  • Packaging
  • Lottery and Game Tickets
  • Hand Tools
  • Packaging
  • Super Strong Structures
  • Social Networking
  • High-Risk Medication Dispensing/Pharmacy Management