Erol Basol focuses his practice on all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling. Mr. Basol has experience in many patent-focused areas, including: drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, and software arts; USPTO post-grant proceedings including inter partes review and reexaminations; patent portfolio management and strategy; and IP strategy evaluation, formulation, and fortification. Mr. Basol has particular experience successfully navigating subject matter eligibility challenges at the USPTO—in areas such as algorithms and software—and his practice includes developing strategies and prosecuting patent applications in cross-over fields where software meets other arts, such as business, energy, genomics, and others.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Basol worked as an engineer in the semiconductor processing industry, and as a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) consultant. He also served as an extern for the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Basol earned his J.D. at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) and elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where his research focused on semiconductor device design and fabrication, and his B.A. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Basol is a Director with the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA). He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is fluent in Turkish.
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