Professional Biography

Babak Tehranchi, Ph.D. Partner

  • San Diego

    D +1.858.720.5734

    F +1.858.720.5834

    San Diego

    11452 El Camino Real, Suite 300

    San Diego, CA 92130-2080


  • Los Angeles

    T +1.310.788.9900

    F +1.310.788.3399

    Los Angeles

    1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700

    Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721




Dr. Babak Tehranchi is a partner with the firm's Intellectual Property practice. Babak's practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling in technology areas including wireless technologies, cloud systems, optics, artificial intelligence, digital rights management, software, electronics and medical devices. Babak also focuses on preparing and conducting post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office including inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), covered business method (CBM) review and patent reexamination.

Babak has over 10 years of industry experience as a research scientist and engineer. Prior to law practice, Babak worked as a senior research scientist at Eastman Kodak R&D Laboratories, developing various optical, printing and digital cinema systems. Babak also worked as a senior staff engineer at Verance Corporation, a leading company in digital watermarking, and was a coinventor of a new watermarking system that became part of an industry-standard for audio visual content.

Technical areas in which Babak has extensive experience and knowledge include: image and video processing, optics and photonics, medical instrumentation and diagnosis systems, mechanical and electromechanical systems, wired and wireless communication systems, semiconductors, information security, data storage systems, and printing systems.

Babak is the inventor of 49 U.S. and international patents in the following representative areas:

  • Copy protection, digital watermarking and data encryption: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,745,404; 8,538,066; 8,340,348; 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.
  • 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

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Top IPR Leader with a Success Rate of 100% in Patexia’s IPR Litigation Intelligence Report, 2021
  • #21 Best Performing Attorney (Representing Patent Owners), Patexia’s IPR Intelligence Report, 2021
  • #33 Best Performing Attorney (Representing Patent Owners and Petitioners), Patexia’s IPR Intelligence Report, 2021

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 





Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of Arizona, Ph.D., Optical Sciences
  • The University of Arizona, M.S., Optical Sciences
  • The University of Arizona, M.S., Electrical Engineering
  • The University of Arizona, B.S., Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude


  • Farsi