Adeel Akhtar

Adeel Akhtar, Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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Law School: Harvard Law School (J.D. 1994), cum laude

School: Dalhousie University (B.S. Physics 1991), cum laude

State/Provincial Admissions: California

Other Admissions: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Languages: French (basic verbal and written); Urdu (basic verbal)

Adeel S. Akhtar is the managing partner in Knobbe Martens’ San Francisco office. He has extensive experience in patent protection, and other forms of intellectual property protection, for high technology industries.

Mr. Akhtar’s practice includes strategic patent procurement, general counseling on infringement and licensing issues, pre-litigation studies, intellectual property due diligence studies and related negotiations for mergers and acquisitions. He also frequently conducts in-house seminars to assist clients in identifying and prioritizing patentable inventions.

Mr. Akhtar focuses on complex technologies, such as software, data processing, electronic devices generally, and more particularly sensors, imagers, displays, MEMS and integrated circuits. Mr. Akhtar has particular expertise in the semiconductor field, including integrated circuit fabrication flows, semiconductor device physics, circuit layout, scaling techniques, chip packaging, semiconductor processing equipment (including ancillary systems, such as sensory systems, wafer handling systems, metrology, etc.) and basic processes developed for the equipment, such as deposition processes (including spin-on deposition, CVD, PVD and ALD), etching, annealing, oxidation, photolithography, etc. Outside of these specialty areas, Mr. Akhtar also represents a number of clients in other technologies ranging broadly from drug delivery platforms and water purification, seismic reinforcement for the construction industry, food preparation and a variety of other fields.

Mr. Akhtar joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1999.

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