Dr. Ali is a member of the firm’s Patent Group. Dr. Ali is primarily involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Dr. Ali’s technical areas of expertise are semiconductor materials and devices, polymeric materials, carbon nanotubes, solid-state sensors, biosensors, nanotechnology, microelectronics fabrication, integrated circuits, and wireless communications.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Dr. Ali was a technical specialist at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox where she focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technical fields, including semiconductor device and fabrication, lithography and metrology tools, display devices, quantum dot-based devices, sensing devices, integrated circuits, integrated circuit packaging, and wireless communications. She was also focused on all phases of multiple inter partes review proceedings at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the petitioner and the patent owner. She was involved in the drafting of petitions, patent owner responses, and declarations in inter partes review proceedings in numerous technical fields involving semiconductor devices, materials, hearing aids, integrated circuits, wireless communications, and automotive electronic systems. She was also involved in the drafting of patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions in technical fields, including semiconductor devices and fabrication and lithography and metrology tools.
Dr. Ali has also worked as Faculty in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Catholic University of America and as Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her post-doctoral research focused on high-energy storage devices and technology involving carbon nanotubes.
Dr. Ali received her Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her doctoral research focused on nanotechnology, semiconductor nanomaterials, polymeric materials, and solid-state gas sensors. She developed highly responsive gas sensors using semiconductor nanostructures. She was involved with the synthesis and characterization of the nanostructures, design and fabrication of the gas sensors using the nanostructures, and testing of the gas sensors.
Dr. Ali is fluent in Bengali and Hindi.
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