Mehran Arjomand is co-chair of the firm’s Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Practice. Mr. Arjomand began his legal career as a litigator. After five years, he joined Morrison & Foerster, where he developed a strong foundation in PTO prosecution and procedure.
With his combined litigation and prosecution experience, Mr. Arjomand regularly oversees adversarial proceedings at the PTO and has led the firm’s Patent Reexamination Group and currently co-leads the Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Practice Group. Mr. Arjomand has handled or advised on more than 30 inter partes review proceedings and more than 50 inter partes and ex parte reexaminations. He has experience initiating inter partes reviews for petitioners, defending inter partes reviews for patent owners and leading reexaminations at all stages, from filing to appeal. Mr. Arjomand also regularly counsels clients on adversarial PTO proceedings co-pending with litigation.
Representative completed inter partes reviews include the following.
Representative completed inter partes and ex parte reexaminations 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 industries to develop and manage their patent portfolios, with a particular emphasis on Japanese companies. Mr. Arjomand lived in Japan in 2008.
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 (Boalt Hall) in 1995.
Mr. Arjomand is admitted to practice in California and is registered to practice before the PTO.
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