Barmak Sani focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling, and advises clients on various aspects of intellectual property law. Mr. Sani has extensive experience in the prosecution of foreign and domestic patents in a variety of electronics fields, including volatile and non-volatile semiconductor memories; semiconductor power devices; ICs for wireless; home networking; and mobile TV applications, electronic design automation (EDA), and semiconductor process and packaging.
Mr. Sani has assisted large electronics manufacturers and numerous Silicon Valley start-up companies in analyzing patents in a variety of contexts, including drafting infringement/validity opinion, reexamination and reissue proceedings, and design around efforts. He has also provided in-depth analysis of patent portfolios in the context of cross-licensing negotiations, venture capital investments and corporate acquisitions.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr. Sani worked at Signetics Corporation as a circuit designer, and later at a start-up company, Wafer Scale Integration, Inc., managing a team of integrated circuit designers primarily responsible for the design and development of high performance non-volatile memory products. He has nine years of industry experience in the area of non-volatile memory technology. Mr. Sani holds two patents related to non-volatile memory design.
Professional & Community Activities
Santa Clara University School of Law, High Tech Advisory Board Member
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Iranian American Bar Association, Member
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (1997)
- Santa Clara University School of Engineering, M.S., Electrical Engineering (1991)
- University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Electrical Engineering (1983)
- Northern District of California (2010)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1998)