Ashe is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Maynard Nexsen and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. 

Ashe has extensive experience litigating patent infringement disputes for his clients.  He has worked across a broad spectrum of technologies involving high-tech and life science matters.  Representative technologies include:  wireless networking, unmanned aircrafts, semiconductors, computer systems and medical devices.  Ashe also represents clients in cases involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, antitrust violations and trademark/trade dress infringement.

Ashe is experienced representing clients in Patent Office trials and appeals, including inter partes review (IPR) and ex parte reexaminations.  Ashe regularly assists clients in developing IP strategy and navigating freedom-to-operate issues relative to the IP rights of others.

Some of Ashe’s trial experiences include a two-week trial in the Western District of Pennsylvania for a large university that resulted in a jury verdict of willful patent infringement and damages, resulting in an eight-figure damage award for the client.

Ashe is also experienced with Amazon.com’s brand protection program and the enforcement of patents and trademarks on Amazon.com.

Ashe has been recognized as an influential lawyer by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ashe has served as the President of Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and Co-President of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, and frequently speaks on intellectual property issues.

Ashe is a member of the bars of California, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Community & Professional

  • The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
    • President (2021-2022)
  • The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
    • Co-President (2018-2019)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Board of Governors (2016-2018)
  • The South Asian Bar Association – Public Interest Foundation
    • Board Advisor (2018-2019)
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Chair, Public Relations Committee (2006-2008)
    • Editor-In-Chief, NYIPLA BULLETIN (2004-2008)
  • American Bar Association
    • Committee Co-Chair, IP Section Annual Meeting (2008) and Website Redesign Committee (2006-2007)


  • Currently representing a Fortune 500 U.S. telecommunication company in defense of a patent infringement lawsuit in the Middle District of Florida. Also representing company in an inter partes review before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Currently representing a company specializing in unmanned aircraft acoustic sensor systems as plaintiff in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit in the Northern District of California.
  • Performance Solutions, LLC et al. v. Sea Ties, LLC (M.D. La.); Performance Solutions, LLC et al. v. Ron Johnson Engineering, Inc. (D.HI.): Currently representing Performance Solutions in two lawsuits involving claims of a patent infringement, declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity, and tortious interference. Technology involves foam roller products.  Also representing Performance Solutions in several ex parte reexaminations before the USPTO.   
  • High Sec Labs Ltd. v. iPGARD Inc et al. (D. Nev.): Represented defendants iPGARD Inc. and SmartAVI Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by High Sec Labs Ltd. The case involved cybersecurity products.  Also filed counterclaims against the plaintiff for antitrust violations. The case settled favorably in 2021.
  • Prosource Discounts, Inc. v. Performance Solutions, LLC et al. (C.D. Cal.): Lead trial counsel for defendant and counterclaimant Performance Solutions in patent infringement suit involving foam roller products. Case resulted in settlement.
  • of Pittsburgh v. Varian (W.D.Pa.): Member of two successful jury trial teams on damages and willful patent infringement resulting in verdicts for client exceeding $86,000,000. The technology in the case involved a device for cancer radiation treatment.
  • Jun-En Enterprise v. Agape et al. (9th): Successfully argued before a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit affirming a district court’s award of sanctions and legal fees.
  • Powertech Technology Inc. Tessera, Inc. (N.D.Cal.): Represented client in a breach of contract case involving DRAM technology. Resulted in settlement.
  • Williamson v. AT&T (S.D.N.Y.): Represented AT&T in a patent infringement suit involving a video and linear TV storage and delivery system.
  • WhatRU Holding et al. Bouncing Angels et al. (C.D.Cal.): Successfully obtained summary judgment of patent infringement for client WhatRU Holding. The case favorably settled.
  • Neumark Rothschild v. Cree, Inc. & Philips Lumileds Lighting (S.D.N.Y.): Represented patent holder Neumark Rothschild. The technology involved LED semiconductor doping. Case resulted in several highly publicized settlements for client.
  • President and Fellows of Harvard College v. JSC Surgutneftegaz (2d Cir., S.D.N.Y, AAA): Represented client in a securities case against one of Russia’s largest oil companies for misrepresentations by incorrectly calculating the amount of dividends to be paid to shareholders.
  • Innovative Imports, Inc. v. Brent Baum (C.D.Cal.): Successfully represented defendant in a trade dress action resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Entegris, Inc. Pall Corp. (Fed. Cir.): Represented client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a patent infringement suit involving fluid filtration technology.
  • KCI Concepts, Inc. v. ConvaTec Inc. (M.D.N.C.): Represented ConvaTec Inc. in defense of a patent infringement suit involving negative pressure wound therapy devices.
  • DealerTrack v. RouteOne (E.D.N.Y.): Represented client in a patent infringement suit involving a credit application delivery system.
  • Sandvik v. Kennametal (W.D.Pa.): Represented client in a patent infringement suit involving coated cutting tools.
  • S&B Filters v. R2C Performance Products LLC (C.D.Cal.): Represented client in a trade dress infringement suit resulting in settlement. Successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction.



  • Most Influential Minority Attorneys, Los Angeles Business Journal (2019)


Speaking Engagements

Value of Functional Language, LAIPLA Washington in the West (2023)

Importance of Industrial Design Protection for Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises, USPTO workshop (2023)

An Inside Perspective on Current Patent Law Issues, LAIPLA Spring Seminar (2022)

Artificial Intelligence and IP: The Future is Now, South Asian Bar Association of North America (2020)

Corporate Strategies on Managing & Utilizing IP, LAIPLA Washington in the West (2017)

Patent Year in Review, LAIPLA Spring Seminar (2016)

“Examiner Interviews – Best Practices,” LAIPLA Washington in the West (2016)

“One Person-One Vote”, South Asian Bar Assoc. (“SABA”) (2016)

“Perspectives From In-House Counsel: An Inside View,” SABA (2016)

Careers in Intellectual Property Law, Villanova University School of Law (Spring 2011)

Trying a Patent Case in the Southern District of New York, ABA Annual Meeting (2008)


Ashe P. Puri, Article, What Your Clients Should Know About Monetizing Their Intellectual Property To Generate "Non-Conventional" Streams of Commercial Finance, CLE program (2008).

Robert C. Morgan and Ashe P. Puri, Article, Expert Witnesses and Daubert Motions, The Sedona Conference Journal (2003-04).

Ashe P. Puri, Article, Describing Your Biotechnology:  The Significance of Enzo Biochem and Eli Lilly, 6 J. Biolaw & Bus. 78 (2003).

Ashe P. Puri, Comment, And the Winner Is . . . Interpreting the Lead Plaintiff and the Lead Counsel Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, 47 Vill. L. Rev. 491 (2002).

Ashe P. Puri, Legal Updates:

  • Evenwel v. Abbott:  What "One Person - One Vote" Means, Immigration View Blog (2016).
  • Update on the Current Landscape of Patent Troll Lawsuits, Emerging Companies Insider Blog (2016).
  • Ashe P. Puri, Legalized Marijuana Business Denied Federal Trademark Registration, Intellectual Property Alert (2016).
  • Federal Circuit Update:  Motiva, LLC v. ITC and Nintendo (2013).


  • State Bar: California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court: California (Central, Northern), Michigan (Eastern), New York (Eastern, Southern)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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