Farzad Amini is a member of the Patent Practice Group. As a registered patent attorney, Farzad’s primary practice area includes all aspects of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and mechanical fields. Farzad provides counseling regarding infringement of third party products and services, when a client is seeking to enforce a patent, and renders validity and infringement opinions. He also counsels on how to deal with threats of infringement, including how to design around a threatening patent or conduct a reexamination of the patent. Farzad has helped negotiate and draft patent license and patent acquisition agreements, and has provided expert opinions to litigation counsel in patent infringement lawsuits.  

Farzad had several years industry experience as a design engineer prior to becoming a patent attorney, and has knowledge of or patent-related experience of products in the following technical fields: fluid power components, electric motors, antennas, graphics processing, telecommunications, Internet based services, power electronics, digital cameras (including image sensors and optical components), illumination devices, electro-acoustic devices, and audio signal processing.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Serving as primary patent counsel to a company currently in the top-100 Forbes Best Small Companies, ever since the startup stage. 
    • Helped distill large patent portfolios for purposes of acquisition and licensing.
    • Defined infringement positions and deflected validity challenges on behalf of the patent owner in preparation for and during litigation that resulted in a favorable settlement.
    • Prosecuted several patents that emerged unscathed from litigation.

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    Bar admissions

    1996, California

    Admitted to practice before:

    • US District Court, Southern District of California
    • US Patent and Trademark Office

    Education

    • J.D., 1996, Loyola Law School
    • M.S., 1993, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.S., 1988, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
      • Dean’s List

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