Baraa Kahf has been zealously advocating for clients in intellectual property litigation for over a decade, since graduating from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2008. He has litigated in federal courts nationwide, before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Baraa’s has represented clients in various industries, including dental implant design and surgical software, pulse oximetry technology, DNA sequencing and diagnostics software, banking software, mobile phones, and GPS software and hardware. His practice includes litigating patent and trademark infringement lawsuits, federal and state trade secrets disputes, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, licensing disputes, and domain name disputes.
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.
He has been named a "Southern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property litigation (2014-2019).
Baraa was a summer associate with the firm in 2007 and joined the firm in 2008.
- Named a "Top 10 Champion of DEI in the Law of OC" by the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (2022)
- Named a "Southern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property litigation (2014-2019)
Co-Author, “A Future in Flux: Why the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Created More Questions Than Answers,” published in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (May 2023)
Author, Congress Should Act to Rescue the ACPA from Irrelevance, published in Law360 (September 2022)
Contributing author, Trade Secret Protection: A Global Guide, Second Edition (United States Chapter), published by Globe Law and Business (June 2022)
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)
Data Privacy Blog
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)