Ali Sharifahmadian is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's intellectual property practice group, where he concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, including patent, trade secret and unfair competition litigation. Mr. Sharifahmadian has been involved in all phases of pre-trial, trial and appellate litigation, and has significant experience managing cases, taking and defending depositions, arguing in court, conducting direct and cross-examination at trial, and writing appellate briefs. Mr. Sharifahmadian's cases have included a wide range of technologies such as computer architecture, computer graphics, semiconductor lasers, fiber optics, communications protocols, telecommunications technology, software design, digital video compression, and medical testing equipment.
Mr. Sharifahmadian is experienced in counseling clients in technology-based transactions, including negotiating licenses and evaluating IP portfolios. Additionally, Mr. Sharifahmadian is regularly engaged by clients to evaluate and provide opinions on issues such as infringement, validity and enforceability, and has assisted various clients with applying for and obtaining patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Sharifahmadian received his JD from the William & Mary School of Law in 1996, where he served on the executive editorial board of the William & Mary Law Review. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in 1993.