Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
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Ali S. Razai

Partner

At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Hastings College of Law
  • M.P.H. Infectious Diseases, University of California - Berkeley
  • B.S. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California - Los Angeles

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Ali S. Razai is a litigation partner in our Orange County office.  

Mr. Razai has a broad intellectual property litigation practice, having handled cases involving utility patents, design patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition and breach of contract throughout California and nationwide.

He has worked on a diverse range of matters involving mechanical devices, optics, medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.  Mr. Razai has handled matters for a diverse array of clients, including Oakley, Mexicana Airlines, 99¢ Only Stores, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Ligand Pharmaceuticals, and I-Flow Corporation (a subsidiary of Kimberly-Clark).

Mr. Razai is a registered patent attorney and also has extensive experience in patent prosecution, having obtained numerous patents for clients in various technology areas, particularly biotechnology. Mr. Razai has also worked within the AgBio industry, working on patents involving carbon scrubbing exhaust through algae and using the algae as green energy. Additionally, he has worked on an internet domain name litigation matter.

Mr. Razai was seconded by the firm to act as interim in-house patent counsel at Oakley, Inc. for an extended period, during which Mr. Razai handled all of Oakley's patent matters, including prosecution, litigation and due diligence.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Razai was a Research Associate at the UCLA AIDS Institute studying the effect of the HIV virus on cytokine expression. After receiving his Masters in Public Health from Berkeley in 2001, he went to UCSF where he focused his research on the development of therapeutic antibodies against the neurotoxin produced by the bio-terror agent C. botulinum.  Mr. Razai's work at UCSF resulted in multiple royalty-bearing patents for a cure to botulism.

Education

  • University of California - Hastings College of Law (J.D. 2006)
  • University of California - Berkeley (M.P.H. Infectious Diseases 2001)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (B.S. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 1998)
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