Ali Sharifahmadian concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation. Mr. Sharifahmadian's cases have included a wide range of technologies such as semiconductor circuits and manufacturing processes, computer architecture, computer graphics, lasers, fiber optics, communications protocols, telecommunications technology, software design, video and audio compression, and medical testing equipment.

Mr. Sharifahmadian also counsels 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.

Experience

  • Leading Electronics Manufacturer. Serving as counsel in three cases defending against assertions of patent infringement with respect to more than a dozen patents directed to semiconductor architecture and manufacturing processes.
  • Leading Electronics Manufacturer. Serving as counsel in patent infringement case relating to audio compression technology.
  • Skip Print v. Quad Graphics. Served as counsel for Quad Graphics in patent infringement case asserting eight patents directed to printing and supply chain management technologies. Successfully transferred venue to client's home district. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed several patents as a result of defenses developed during the case and a successful settlement was reached as to the remaining patents.
  • RGIS v. WIS International. Served as counsel for WIS International in a patent litigation in district court and Covered Business Method proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a case relating to inventory management technology. Obtained judgment of invalidity at trial before the PTAB.
  • Adrea v. Barnes & Noble. Served as counsel for Barnes & Noble in patent infringement case accusing Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers of infringing three patents. Obtained outright defense verdict on two patents and reduced the amount of damages awarded on the third patent by ninety-five percent.
  • Cloud Satchel v. Barnes & Noble. Served as counsel for Barnes & Noble in patent infringement case relating to document management and retrieval technology and Nook e-readers. Won judgment of invalidity under Section 101, which was affirmed on appeal.
  • Hologic v. IZI. Served as counsel for Hologic in patent litigation involving mammography technology. Obtained jury verdict of infringement and a permanent injunction.
  • Grecia v. Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE). Served as counsel for DECE in a patent infringement case relating to digital content management system. Obtain dismissal for failure to state a claim, leading to a favorable settlement.
  • NeuroGrafix v. GE Healthcare. Served as counsel for GE Healthcare in a patent litigation involving MRI technology. The case was settled favorably.
  • Lucent v. Dell. Served as counsel for Dell in defending charges of infringement with respect to 12 different patents in numerous technologies such as communications protocols, modems, computer graphics, and compression. Favorable judgment for Dell after jury trial.

Perspectives

Fed. Circ. Clarifies Infringement Liability For Contractors
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Appellate Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Intellectual Property Law Law360

Credentials

Education
  • JD, William & Mary Law School, 1996
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1993
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Western District of Texas
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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