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Siri Rao

Phone: +1 202.624.2602
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Siri Rao is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

Siri received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2017, where she was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. During law school, Siri interned at the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters. She received the law school’s Pro Bono Recognition Award at graduation for contributing more than 100 hours of pro bono legal services during her time in law school. Prior to law school, Siri worked as a research assistant at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, MD. Siri earned her B.S. in biomedical engineering from The George Washington University.

Representative Engagements

  • Siemens Industry Inc. v. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies, No. 1:16-cv-284 (D. Del.) Represented plaintiff Siemens in patent-infringement action involving Positive Train Control (PTC)-related patents. Jury awarded Siemens nearly $6.7 million.
  • Waters Tech., Inc. & Waters Corp., Inc. v. Agilent Techs., Inc., No. 18-1450-MN (D. Del.) – Representing Agilent in a patent infringement suit on n-glycan labeling reagent.
  • Lonza Walkersville, Inc. v. Cellular Dynamics International, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-01304 (D. Del.) – Represent Lonza Walkersville, Inc. in an infringement suit involving seven stem-cell related patents.


  • The George Washington University, B.S. biomedical engineering (2013)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2017)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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"Bunch O’ Balloons Trade Secret Dispute Results in Bunch O’ Appeals," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 6, 2021). Authors: Siri Rao, Molly A. Jones and Warrington Parker.
"Harmonized Approach to Rulemaking: FTC Announces New Rulemaking Group," Crowell & Moring’s Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (April 2, 2021). Authors: Christopher A. Cole and Siri Rao.
"Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 & 2021 USPTO Fee Changes," (January 28, 2021). Contacts: David Ervin, Deirdre Long Absolonne, Preetha Chakrabarti, Siri Rao
Client Alert / Newsletter
ViaClean Technologies & PureShield File Suit Against Novalent, Ltd., & Inhold, LLC For Breach Of Contract, Fraud, Unfair Competition And Deceptive Trade Practices iCrowdNewswire (November 20, 2020)
Media Mentions
ViaClean Technologies & PureShield File Suit Against Novalent, Ltd., & Inhold, LLC For Breach Of Contract, Fraud, Unfair Competition And Deceptive Trade Practices PR Newswire (November 17, 2020)
Media Mentions
PureShield And ViaClean Technologies File Suit Against Allied BioScience For Patent Infringement, False Advertising, Unfair Competition & Tortious Interference PR Newswire (September 30, 2020)
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PureShield Says Allied Bio Coronavirus Disinfectant Infringes Law360 (September 29, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Seventh Circuit Upholds $140 Million Compensatory Damages Award and Caps Punitive Damages at $140 Million in Trade Secret Case," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (September 17, 2020). Authors: Siri Rao and Julia Milewski.
"Should the Federal Circuit’s “Actual Notice” Test For Presuit Patent Damages Be On the Supreme Court’s Chopping Block?," Landslide (September 17, 2020). Authors: Mark Supko and Siri Rao.
"CAFC Illumina Clarification Is Good News For Diagnostics Innovators," Intellectual Asset Management (September 2, 2020). Authors: Anne Elise Herold Li, Siri Rao, and Suzanne Trivette.

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