Overview

About Ellyar

Ellyar Barazesh is an associate and registered U.S. patent attorney in Stoel Rives’ Technology and Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation.

Ellyar handles complex matters in a variety of technology areas including computer memory, image and video coding, medical devices, computer software, business methods, optical systems, automotive electronics, and footwear. He works with clients to develop strategic patenting plans that align with their business objectives and draws on his litigation experience to draft and prosecute high-value patent applications that are enforceable. He uses his insights as a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to achieve cost-effective and successful prosecution results. Ellyar also advises clients on mitigating patent infringement risk and develops freedom to operate strategies.

Ellyar has worked on contentious patent matters including district court litigations and post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has drafted numerous inter partes review (IPR) petitions and managed cases after gaining institution. He has also presented oral arguments before the PTAB.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Ellyar was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C. Before that, he was a student associate/patent agent at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington, D.C. and a patent examiner at the USPTO. He also worked at a multinational engineering company during his undergraduate studies.

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Experience

Experience

Patent Procurement and Portfolio Management

  • Drafted and prosecuted utility and design patent applications for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500-sized in various technology areas including computer memory, image and video coding, medical devices, computer software, business methods, optical systems, automotive electronics, and footwear.
  • Managed U.S. patent portfolios and coordinated foreign filing and prosecution efforts.

Patent Counseling

  • Counseled clients to provide patent infringement risk mitigation and developed cost-effective freedom to operate strategies.
  • Determined noninfringement and invalidity positions for identified patents.

Representative Contentions Patent Matters

  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to computer network technology. All challenged claims were found invalid by the PTAB.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to telephone dialing systems. All challenged claims were found invalid by the PTAB.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to mobile communication systems. All challenged claims were found invalid by the PTAB.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to vehicle object detection systems. All claims at issue were found invalid by the PTAB.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of a patent directed to automobile headlight technology. Achieved a favorable settlement prior to institution.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to electronic circuitry. Achieved institution and the case is currently pending.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to video coding. Achieved institution and the case is currently pending.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to memory hardware. Case is currently pending prior to institution.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to vehicular fuel injection techniques. Case is currently pending prior to institution.
  • Prepared and filed an IPR petition challenging validity of patent claims directed to video coding. Case is currently pending prior to institution.
  • Represented a tire pressure monitoring company in patent litigation. Achieved a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a large computer memory company in patent litigation. Achieved favorable results during litigation. Case is currently stayed pending results of corresponding IPR proceedings.
  • Represented a large computer memory company in patent litigation. Achieved favorable results during litigation. Case is pending.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Treasurer–Elect, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Volunteer, D.C. Bar Landlord/Tenant Resource Center, 2017–2019
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