Apurv Gaurav

Apurv Gaurav


Washington, DC

Main: 202.824.3000 Fax: 202.824.3001


Apurv combines an entrepreneur’s creativity with an attorney’s problem-solving skills to help clients form, protect, and utilize their intellectual property assets. As a registered patent attorney, Apurv focuses his practice on patent procurement, prosecution, post grant proceedings, and litigation. He leverages his technical backgrounds in both electrical engineering and molecular and cell biology to practice in a broad spectrum of technologies, including wireless communications, medical imaging and devices, electrical and electronic devices, financial technology, smart wireless connectivity, computer hardware and software, bio sensors, renewable energy generators, and energy efficient appliances.

Prior to joining Banner Witcoff, Apurv worked as an attorney for a renowned patent boutique firm. As part of a team, Apurv performed a due diligence of more than 200 patents for a Fortune 100 client that claimed an infringement by an international competitor. Subsequently, the International Trade Commission opened an investigation on this matter. Apurv also managed various aspects of a patent portfolio for a major medical technology company with an aim to thwart competitor advances into specific areas, and worked closely with inventors of a global financial company on the idea creation, patent drafting, and patent filing in the blockchain technology space.

Apurv has also been an inventor for an improved solar-LED system adapted for commercial lighting. Apurv’s entrepreneurship and startup experience allows him to deliver legal solutions that drive to the heart of his client’s business goals.

While in law school, Apurv served as patent law clerk at a renewable energy startup, and as Articles Editor for the Intellectual Property & Technology Forum. He was also awarded the Owen M. Kupferschmid fellowship for his externship at Oxfam, where he co-authored a research paper investigating how the international investment arbitration system can be reformed. While pursuing his Master of Science degree, Apurv conceptualized and developed software for a smart intravenous glucose monitoring and insulin infusion device.

Apurv is the Vice President of Programming for the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Section of IP Law, DC Cal Alumni Association and Columbia Engineering Alumni Association.

In his free time, Apurv enjoys trying the latest food venues in D.C., traveling around the world, and running along the Potomac.

  • University of California, Berkeley
    2009, B.A.
  • Boston College
    2013, J.D.
  • Columbia University
    2015, M.S.

Bar Admissions

  • 2015, New York
  • 2017, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Named to Managing Intellectual Property Rising Stars list, 2019.

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