Puja Parikh represents clients in all facets of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. She regularly litigates patent, trade secret, and copyright matters in federal court. Among her recent engagements, Ms. Parikh served as trial counsel for Meta in a complex patent dispute and obtained a permanent injunction on behalf of Instacart in a plaintiff-side copyright lawsuit.
Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Parikh served as a judicial law clerk to Judge John K. Bush of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to Chief Judge Theresa Springmann of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Ms. Parikh formerly worked as a litigation associate in the New York office of an international law firm where she defended a Fortune 500 company in a multimillion dollar complex commercial case, served on a trial team for a public company facing suit in state court for breach of fiduciary duty, and represented other clients in commercial, securities, and white collar matters, including SEC and DOJ investigations. She also maintained an active pro bono practice in which she represented a client in Immigration Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals who sought asylum in the United States from Guatemala.
Ms. Parikh earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology with honors from the University of Notre Dame. During law school, Ms. Parikh conducted trials in Ithaca City Court as part of the Prosecution Trial Clinic and coached the Cornell Mock Trial Team.
Instacart V. Cornershop Technologies
We represented Instacart in a copyright lawsuit against Cornershop, a grocery-delivery company Uber purchased for $500 million. Cornershop launched its U.S. operations in Texas and Florida to compete with Instacart, using Instacart’s copyrighted images, which Cornershop scraped from Instacart’s website. After Instacart filed a complaint alleging claims under the Copyright Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, The Texas Harmful Access to Computers Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Cornershop stipulated to a comprehensive permanent injunction under which the company agreed not to scrape, display, publish, reproduce, or distribute any copies or derivatives of any of Instacart’s copyrighted images.
"Modern Mediation in My Bharat," Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 68, No. 2 (2013).