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Alberto Araiza Partner

  • Palo Alto

    D +1.650.838.4360

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212

    +1.650.838.4360

    AAraiza@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Alberto Araiza advises clients ranging from large industry-leading companies to early stage startups on developing their patent portfolios, including performing due diligence, landscape analysis and valuations for sales and acquisitions. Drawing from his strong engineering and technical background, Alberto focuses on thoroughly understanding clients’ technology in order to offer strategic patent advice to meet business goals.

A skilled patent attorney, Alberto regularly prepares and prosecutes U.S., Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and foreign patent applications involving various complex technologies, including big data, blockchain and digital currency, virtual reality and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wireless communications, consumer electronic devices, imaging/printing equipment, touch sensitive interfaces, thermal technologies and medical devices. He also is experienced in patent licensing, conducting IP due diligence for corporate transactions, performing comprehensive technical investigations for patent assertions and providing litigation support.

Alberto’s engineering background includes developing computer models of complex systems to predict instabilities and verify system performance in the big data and energy industries, as well as experience designing circuitry for communications systems in the defense industry. He is also an experienced biomedical researcher with several publications in medical journals, which enhances his counsel on patent prosecution matters in the biotechnology and medical device industries.

Maintaining an active pro bono practice, Alberto represents children in a wide variety of immigration matters regarding asylum, special immigrant juvenile status and cancellation of removal proceedings. He also assists clients with the naturalization process for citizenship. In addition to immigration matters, Alberto’s pro bono work includes counseling clients on issues related to housing, and he has prepared wills and medical directives for elderly and disabled clients.

Alberto earned a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, and he was awarded a VIGRE fellowship in applied mathematics. He also earned his B.S., with honors, in electrical engineering and a minor in biomedical engineering from UCLA, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Professional Recognition

Professional Leadership

  • Firmwide Co-chair of the Latinx Lawyers Resource Group
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2012, Managing Editor, Duke Law & Technology Review
  • Tulane University, M.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, 2004
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S.E.E., 2001

Languages

  • Spanish