Farshad Farjami, Partner
Farshad obtained his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola Law School in 1996, where he graduated number one in his class. Farshad has been designated a Sayre MacNeil Scholar for his outstanding academic achievements. He has been named to the Order of the Coif for high attainments in the study of law and has received seven American Jurisprudence Awards for excellent achievements in various fields of law. Farshad has also belonged to the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity.
Farshad earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UCLA in 1987. He has over eight years of experience as a consulting engineer, project leader and hardware/software design engineer at Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, where he designed telecommunication systems, including firmware and electronic circuits for high speed data, fax and voice modem products.
Intellectual Property and Patent Law Experience
Farshad Farjami’s law practice encompasses securing intellectual property protection, licensing and litigation. Farshad has drafted and negotiated numerous high technology agreements, software licenses, technology service and support agreements, patent licenses, and purchase and sales agreements. He has also participated in the drafting and implementation of several multi-company technology alliances, such as:
- Advanced Communications Riser Alliance
- HomePlug Powerline Alliance
- ITU-4K Speech Coding Standards Contribution Alliance
Farshad has also been a delegate to the ITU on behalf of U.S. Companies to debate and draft various Software Copyright Guidelines at the ITU – Telecommunication Standardization Sector in Geneva, Switzerland.
Farshad has drafted and prosecuted various patent applications in the areas of telecommunication, speech coding, computer network infrastructure, signal processing, telephony, software, Internet, mechanical and medical devices. He has also managed and supervised extensive patent portfolios, covering industry standards for the firm’s Fortune 100 and 500 clients.
Farshad has litigated cases in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, contracts and torts in the Central District of California. He has also drafted various opinion letters relating to patent infringement and validity issues.
- Patents: Procurement, Opinion and Litigation
- Including but not limited to software patents and Internet patents, semiconductor patents, wireless patents, computer patents, electronics patents and electrical patents
- Intellectual Property
- Trademarks: Registration, Opinion and Litigation
- Copyrights: Registration and Litigation
- Trade Secrets: Transactions and Litigation
- Network infrastructure
- Computer architecture
- Speech coding and recognition
- Home networking
- Semiconductor processes
- Imaging technology
- Mechanical fluid systems and machines
- Electromechanical systems
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Federal District Courts of California: Northern, Central and Southern Districts
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Loyola Law School (1996)
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UCLA (1987)
Academic and Professional Achievements
- JD, magna cum laude, graduated number one in his class
- Designated a Sayre MacNeil Scholar
- Named to the Order of the Coif
- St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
- Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity
- Received seven American Jurisprudence Awards
Farshad has written several articles on intellectual property and patent law, including:
“Copyright Infringement by Importation: In or Out”, LA. Daily J. (March, 21, 1997)
“A Step Toward Harmonization of the U.S. and Japanese Patent Laws: Compulsory Patent Licensing” L.L.S. (Spring, 1996).