Advisory Board

Chid S. Iyer, M.S.Ch.E, M.S.C.S, J.D.

Chid S. Iyer, M.S.Ch.E, M.S.C.S., J.D. is Partner, Sughrue, Mion, PLLC. He is a member of Sigma Xi and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Chid’s practice includes patent litigation and prosecution in complex technical areas in the electrical and computer arts. His representative cases include multi-patent litigation in the field of semiconductor memories and AI software. He has also been in involved in patent infringement cases pertaining to electrical motor control systems and chemical software.
He has prepared and prosecuted over fifty applications for a leading computers and communications research laboratory. In addition, he prepared and prosecuted a substantial number of applications in the areas of computer network hardware and software; VLSI design, testing and performance; software and algorithms for various applications; semiconductor processing; and bioinformatics. He also engages in general client counseling including validity and infringement opinions in the above areas.
Chid authored Small Science, Big Risk: Lessons from the past for protecting Nanotechnology.
He earned his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India in 1984. He earned his M.S.Ch.E. at the University of Akron, USA in 1986. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, USA in 1988. He earned his J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997.