Mehran Arjomand is chair of the firm's Patent Trial and Appeal Board Practice and heads the firm's technology patent practice. Mr. Arjomand began his legal career as a litigator. After five years, he joined Morrison & Foerster, where he developed a strong foundation in USPTO prosecution and procedure. With his combined litigation and prosecution experience, he is able to counsel clients on end-to-end strategies—from patent creation to patent challenges.
In his role as chair of the firm's Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Practice and previously the firm's Patent Reexamination Group, he has overseen hundreds of post-grant proceedings. He not only initiates post-grant proceedings for petitioners but also defends patent owners in such proceedings, from filing to appeal. Mr. Arjomand also regularly provides strategic guidance for and management of post-grant proceedings co-pending with litigation.
Representative completed post-grant matters include the following.
In addition to his practice relating to adversarial PTO proceedings, Mr. Arjomand regularly prosecutes patent applications. He concentrates his prosecution work on consumer electronics, semiconductor processing, and automotive technologies. Mr. Arjomand works closely with clients in these technology sectors to develop and manage their patent portfolios. Additionally, Mr. Arjomand lived in Japan in 2008, where he worked extensively with Japanese technology companies to develop their global patent portfolios.
Mr. Arjomand received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991, where he graduated with high honors. He obtained his J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1995.Mr. Arjomand is admitted to practice in California and is registered to practice before the USPTO.