San Diego attorney Kevin Kantharia has received the 2013 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Robert C. Watson Award for his paper, “The Shrinking and Unpredictable Law of Willful Patent Infringement: Why the Federal Circuit Should Revisit En Banc the Issues in Bard Peripheral Vascular.”
Kantharia is an associate with Fish & Richardson.
The AIPLA's annual competition is designed to encourage interest in intellectual property issues and give law students further experience with the concepts and realities of a career in intellectual property law.
Students are encouraged to submit articles on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property and judges consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge of intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought.
Kantharia wrote the article during his third year in law school at the University of San Diego Law School, where he earned his law degree earlier this year.
He joined Fish & Richardson after graduation and was admitted to the California bar in December 2013.
Kantharia was previously a participant in Fish’s Diversity Fellowship program in 2011 and worked as a summer associate for the firm while attending law school.