Korula T. (Sunny) Cherian​

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Mr. Cherian is the Founding Partner of Cherian LLP. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property litigation and licensing. He has litigated dozens of complex patent cases before the Federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the ITC. He has handled numerous cases in many leading patent jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

Mr. Cherian has served as lead counsel in numerous patent trials. His strong background in electrical engineering enables him to work with and master the advanced technologies at issue in these complex matters, including integrated circuit technologies, software systems, computer electronics, and mechanical devices. Mr. Cherian also assists clients in all aspects of intellectual property licensing.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Cherian was involved in managing an advanced Research and Development Program in the U.S. Department of Energy. He was the Project Manager for the world’s then largest solar electric plant, the IOMWe Solar One Power Plant.


Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property, IP/ IT Transactions & Licensing, International Trade Commission (ITC)-Section 337 Litigation, Federal Circuit & Other IP Appeals, Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation 


United States Supreme Court
Federal Appellate Courts
– Federal Circuit
– Ninth Circuit
Federal District Courts
– Central District of California
– Southern District of California
– Northern District of California
– Eastern District of Michigan
– Middle District of Tennessee
– Eastern District of Texas 

University of California-Davis, J.D. George Washington Univ., MSEE
University of Mysore, BSEE 

Best Lawyers 2014-2022
IP Stars 2019-2022
Super Lawyers 2004-2022