F. JASON FAR-HADIAN, ESQ.
Mr. Far-hadian is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the California State Bar. He has been admitted as a mediator to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Arbitration and Mediation Center.
He primarily acts as counsel on the topics of technology licensing, patent prosecution and IP portfolio valuation and management. In recent years, he has concentrated his practice on technically analyzing asserted patents and preparing legal opinions in support of pending litigation and licensing negotiations. Mr. Far-hadian continues to assist well established US and foreign corporations in evaluating and defending infringement claims and the procurement of essential patents. Often, he has the privilege of training in-house patent engineers and junior intellectual property associates by way of implementing short-term intensive educational seminars.
Mr. Far-hadian has represented technology and media companies in a variety of corporate and intellectual property matters. His technical expertise encompasses a wide range of technical disciplines, including wireless communications systems and related standards, image processing, voice recognition, CT scanning, laser optics, circuit design, semiconductor processing, medical and mechanical instruments, computer networks, electronics and the Internet.
Mr. Far-hadian was a Systems Engineer at Viacom’s Paramount Studios in Hollywood CA, while attending law school as a night student. At Viacom, he was responsible for the development and maintenance of software solutions and computer network architectures. After law school, Mr. Far-hadian served as a senior patent associate at two of the most prestigious law firms in the United States.
Mr. Far-hadian has jury and bench trial experience. He was the editor of the popular Eye on IP column in the Venture Capital Journal (2005-2006). He has also contributed as a legal analyst to many other highly circulated publications. A sample of his articles on topics covering patent and technology law are provided below:
“Extraterritorial reach of US patent laws” IVCJ (Sep. 2006)
“Willful Infringement = Punitive Damages” IVCJ (Jun. 2006)
“What’s in Your Portfolio?” IVCJ (Mar. 2006)
“Legal Game Plan to Protect IP” IVCJ (Dec. 2005)
“Means Plus Function Language,” FPLC (Jul. 2004)
“The First Inventor Defense,” IP Today (Apr. 2000)