Baraa Kahf's practice includes several areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation with an emphasis on computer software and information technology. He has represented clients in litigation involving banking software, mobile phones and GPS software and hardware, pulse oximetry technology, dental implant design and surgery planning software, diesel engine combustion technology, and portable power generators.
In addition to his litigation experience with Knobbe Martens, Baraa has served as a Deputy District Attorney at the Orange County Superior Court as part of the Trial Attorney Partnership program, where he tried multiple cases before juries and conducted numerous hearings and oral arguments as first chair trial attorney.
During law school, Baraa served as the Senior Notes and Comments Editor for the UC Davis Law Review. In addition, he received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Patent Law and was a finalist in the Frances Carr Trial Competition in 2007. In Spring 2008, while participating in the UC Davis Civil Rights Clinic, Baraa conducted a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Prior to joining the firm, Baraa worked as an I/T specialist for IBM Global Services, where he designed, developed, and implemented various software and internet applications, including supply chain management software, financial data mining software, and resource management software.
Baraa was a summer associate with the firm in 2007 and joined the firm in 2008.
- Named a "Southern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property litigation (2014-2019)
Co-Author in "Metaswitch Networks Ordered to Pay Over $8 Million and Ongoing Royalties to Genband for Voice Over IP Technology," The Licensing Journal (July 2018)
Quoted in "Printed Matter Doctrine Case Could Offer New Patent Attack," Law360 Practice Today (May 2018)
Quoted in "Big Law's Relentless Diversity Problem - What Firms Need to Do Now," Law Practice Today (December 2017)
Speeches & Seminars
Cloud Technology for Lawyers. Global Legal & IP ConfEx, Dubai, UAE (November 2017)
Patent Law Overview--Graduate seminar. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE (November 2017)
How Will Patent Litigation Look in Five Years? 29th Global Legal & IP ConfEx, Dubai, UAE (September 2016)