For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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Ravi Ranganath

Associate, Litigation  

Mountain View 650.335.7614


Ravi Ranganath focuses his practice on a broad variety of litigation and patent litigation matters to support clients in the high technology and life science industries. Ravi has experience with all aspects of litigation, including summary judgment, trial, and appeal. He has represented clients in jurisdictions throughout the country, including the Northern District of California, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, District of Delaware, and the United States International Trade Commission.

Ravi works to provide clients with strategies for early dispute resolution. For example, in Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC v., Inc., et al. (W.D. Tex.), Ravi represented Amazon and helped secure judgment of patent invalidity for failure to claim eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. By winning judgment on the pleadings, Amazon was able to avoid costly discovery and an accelerated case schedule typical in that district.

Ravi also has extensive trial experience working as part of teams that secured favorable judgments for their clients. In 2014, Ravi was part of a trial team in LendingTree, LLC v. Zillow, Inc., et al. that successfully secured a defense verdict for defendants Zillow and Adchemy in the Western District of North Carolina against competitor LendingTree. After a five-week trial, the jury found that Zillow and Adchemy did not infringe the asserted patents and the patents were invalid.

In 2011, Ravi was part of a trial team representing a Korean manufacturer of finger print detection devices in an investigation pending before the International Trade Commission, In the Matter of Certain Biometric Scanning Devices, U.S.I.T.C. Inv. No. 337-TA-720. Ravi helped prepare extensive pre- and post-trial briefing and several rounds of briefing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The matter is widely recognized for raising novel issues relating to the scope of the ITC’s authority to issue exclusion orders where the underlying violation was based on a finding of induced infringement. The issue was eventually decided by a 6-4 vote of the Federal Circuit sitting en banc.

Ravi also has considerable experience in drafting winning appellate briefs. In the Affinity Labs v. Amazon matter, Ravi took a leading role in preparing the responsive appeal brief, which led to the Federal Circuit affirming the district court’s judgment on the pleadings of Section 101 invalidity in a precedential opinion. In the LendingTree v. Zillow matter, Ravi helped prepare Zillow’s briefing in the appeal following Zillow’s complete victory in a jury trial in the Western District of North Carolina. The Federal Circuit not only affirmed the jury’s verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of the asserted claims for improper inventorship, but in response to Zillow’s cross appeal, found the asserted claims to be patent-ineligible under Section 101.

Ravi has also taken on several pro bono matters. In one such matter, Pineida v. Lee, et al. (N.D. Cal.), Ravi was part of a team that helped secure a preliminary injunction forcing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide an inmate a medically necessary diet. Ravi was recognized for his contributions on this case with the 2015 Outstanding Volunteer award from the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Ravi received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010, where he served as a Notes Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and a member of the Hastings Moot Court team. While at Hastings, Ravi was also a member of the Thurston Society and the Order of the Coif, both academic honor societies. While attending law school, Ravi served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and as a legal intern for Cisco Systems. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. degree in economics, with high honors, and a B.S. degree in business administration, with high distinction in general scholarship, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.

Prior to law school, Ravi was a senior analyst at Cornerstone Research, a litigation consulting firm.

Ravi is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in all District Courts in California, the Eastern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.