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Partner at Perkins Coie LLP | United States of America (USA)
Dr. Babak Tehranchi is a partner with the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Babak’s practice has an emphasis on patent prosecution and counseling, patent portfolio evaluation, due diligence and patent litigation support in technology areas including wireless technologies, optics, digital rights management, software, electronics and medical devices. Babak’s practice also focuses on preparing and conducting post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent 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 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.
Technical areas in which Babak has extensive experience and knowledge include: digital signal processing, image and video processing, optics and photonics, mechanical and electromechanical systems, wired and wireless communication systems, semiconductors, information security and encryption, data storage systems and printing systems.
Babak is the inventor of more than 45 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