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Babak Tehranchi, Ph.D.

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Associate

Dr. Babak Tehranchi is an associate with the firm's Intellectual Property practice. Babak's practice has an emphasis on patent prosecution and counseling, patent portfolio evaluation and due diligence, as well as support for patent litigation in technology areas, including wireless technologies, optics, digital rights management, software, electronics and medical devices. Babak’s practice also includes preparing and conducting patent reexamination proceedings.

Babak has over 10 years of industry experience as a scientist/engineer. Prior to law practice, Babak worked as a senior staff engineer at Verance Corporation, a leading company in digital watermarking, and as a senior research scientist at Eastman Kodak R&D Laboratories. Babak has extensive experience and knowledge in digital signal processing, image and video processing, optics, wired and wireless communication systems, semiconductors, digital watermarking, data storage systems, including optical and magnetic storage media and devices and printing systems. Babak has considerable experience in software and hardware design, using a variety of programming languages such as C and VHDL.

Babak is the inventor of more than 20 U.S. and international patents in the following representative areas:

  • Copy protection, digital watermarking and data encryption: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,321,679; 8,280,103; 8,103,049; 8,005,258; 7,788,684; 7,644,282; 7,616,776; 7,369,677; 7,242,772; 7,043,019; 6,809,792, and several pending applications
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems and applications: U.S. Patent Nos. 7,063,470; 6,634,814; 6,628,316; 6,381,418; 6,363,239; 6,099,178
  • Printing systems: U.S. Patent Nos. 6,873,435; 6,509,919
  • Optical data storage: U.S. Patent No. 6,112,324

Related Employment

  • Foley & Lardner LLP, San Diego, CA, Attorney, Patent Agent and Law Clerk
  • Verance Corporation, San Diego, CA, Senior Staff Engineer/Patent Agent
  • Eastman Kodak R&D Laboratories, Rochester, NY, Senior Research Scientist 

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Arizona, Ph.D., Optical Sciences, 1996
  • University of Arizona, M.S., Optical Sciences, 1994
  • University of Arizona, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992
  • University of Arizona, B.S., magna cum laude, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Languages

  • Farsi