Vladimir J. Semendyai


  • JD, high honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2016; Order of the Coif; Notes and Projects Editor, George Washington Law Review
  • BS (Computer Science), University of Maryland, College Park, 2005


  • District of Columbia, 2016
  • New York, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017
  • Russian
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court

Vladimir J. Semendyai


Vladimir Semendyai joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate. He practices primarily in the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. Prior to joining the firm, Vladimir worked as a lead software developer at eJournalPress, a leading software company providing peer review software to some of the largest scientific publications in the world. Vladimir has a computer science degree and extensive experience programming in C, C++, Java, Perl, and SQL.

During law school, Vladimir served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Susan G. Braden at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he drafted the Local Patent Rules for the court and worked on a claim construction opinion. Vladimir also served as a Notes and Projects Editor of the George Washington Law Review and as Technology Chair of the George Washington Law Moot Court Board.


  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in a group of lawsuits under the Lanham Act in the Northern District of California and in a Section 337 investigation at the International Trade Commission against competitors misleadingly marketing unapproved drug products as approved generic versions of client’s NDA-approved prescription drug.
  • Represented a leading consumer electronics company at the Federal Circuit in an appeal from inter partes review proceedings involving patents relating to graphical user interfaces.
  • Represented StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. in a series of district court actions in the Central District of California, District of Massachusetts, and Eastern District of Virginia involving the assertion of its patents relating to out-of-band authentication techniques and systems against multiple defendants.
  • Represented VIZIO, Inc in two inter partes review proceedings challenging patents relating to LED technology at the PTAB.
  • Represented a pro bono client in a custody dispute in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
  •  Assisted a pro bono client with a motion to vacate/set aside sentence.


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