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Neil Desai
USC Gould School of Law

Neil Desai

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: October 6, 2022




Neil Desai is an associate at Wilson Sonsini focusing on intellectual property litigation. He is experienced in legal matters relating to a wide range of technologies, including software, electronics, biotechnology, and medical devices and diagnostics.

Prior to his legal career, he was an electrical engineer at Northrop Grumman Space Technology, where he worked on digital circuit design for communication systems. He also worked in Northrop Grumman’s Intellectual Asset Management group helping to identify technologies for patenting.

Desai received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from UCLA and USC, respectively, and his JD from UCLA.  

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

USA Today
November 28, 2022
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was interviewed about what schizophrenia really is. "A common misconception is that we're unable to care for ourselves and that's not true," she said. "For some people it is, but not for all of us. We can have relationships –romantic and friendships. But we often don't see that (in the media) because of the emphasis on sensationalism and 'othering' us."

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Jonathan Barnett
November, 2022

Letter from Former Judges and Government Officials, Legal Academics, and Economists to Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter on Standard-Essential Patents and Patent Pools (co-lead author with Adam Mossoff), Nov. 30, 2022.

Robin Craig
November, 2022

The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center featured Re-Envisiong the Anthropocene Ocean (University of Utah Press, forthcoming), edited by Robin Kundis Craig with Jeffrey M. McCarthy.

Robin Craig
November, 2022

"4°C," 106 Minnesota Law Review 191 (Nov. 2021), co-authored with J.B. Ruh, was selected as one of the top 5 environmental, natural resources, and energy law articles for 2021-2022 through the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt Law School review process, for inclusion in the 16th Annual Environmental Law and Policy Review.