About the Founder
Arman Katiraei is the founder and a registered patent attorney at the Los Angeles Patent Group. He has developed the patent and trademark portfolios for several prominent Los Angeles area startups that have had successful exits including:
EdgeCast Networks Inc. - took over a portfolio of 4 applications in 2011, and by 2016 when the company was acquired, obtained over 60 issued patents as well as filed over 100 nonprovisional patent applications.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. - obtained 29 issued patents, filed over 50 nonprovisional patent applications, and obtained over 35 registered trademarks by the time the company was successfully acquired.
Mr. Katiraei has over 100 issued patents in networking, computer hardware and software optimization, robotics, computer interfaces, access control systems, integrated circuit design, circuit simulation, digital signal processing, wireless communication, cloud computing, virtualization, environmental conservation, identity verification and protection, technical applications of credibility, exercise equipment, safety apparel, water filtration, and musical instruments.
Some of the patents he drafted and prosecuted to issuance can be found here.
Mr. Katiraei has provided counseling and advice in regards to different non-practicing entity demand letters and infringement notices with successful resolution in all cases ($0 payout). He has further provided litigation support including drafting and responding to cease-and-desist letters, negotiating trademark co-existence agreements, claim analysis, claim charts, and reexaminations.
Based on his past experience at and with other intellectual property law firms, Mr. Katiraei created Los Angeles Patent Group to abide by a different set of core values including: removing the inefficiencies of traditional law firms that lead to increased cost and lower quality work, instilling value beyond transcribing an idea to an application filing, and blurring the line between outside counsel and in-house counsel by collaborating and engaging team members of the client so as to be recognized as another team member invested in the success of the business.
Mr. Katiraei has been practicing patent and trademark law since 2007. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the California State Bar and a registered patent attorney with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office.
He brings an understanding of real world software engineering as a result of his three years of software engineering experience for a leading provider of device and network testing equipment. Mr. Katiraei's projects included developing cross platform applications in various object-oriented programming and scripting languages such as C, C++, Java, TCL, Visual Basic, Lex & Yacc, Lisp, and Ruby. These projects are still in use by Cisco, Foundry, Nortel, and Juniper Networks to help advance the state of the art in network routing.