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Ali Shalchi


Ali brings a diverse range of experience gained from practice at major law firms and as in-house counsel. 

Ali focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, particularly patent & trademark transactions, litigation, and counseling, as well as business and employment disputes.  He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has litigated cases of all sizes in a variety of technical fields, including medical devices, consumer products, e-commerce, and semiconductor technology.  He has also managed patent portfolios and assisted clients in securing patent & trademark rights.

Ali obtained his B.S. degree in Bioengineering from UCSD in 1998, where he completed several research projects on computer modeling of cardiac mechanics. He also received an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystems) & Semiconductor Fabrication, from UCLA in 2002. While at UCLA, he worked in the BioMEMS research group, where he developed lab-on-a-chip technologies employing MEMS devices.

Prior to attending graduate school, Ali worked as a medical device engineer at Medtronic Inc.  

Speaking Engagements

  • U.S. Post-Grant Review of Patents v. EPO & JPO Opposition Proceedings – Calbar IP Webinar 

  • What You Need to Know About Licensing Your Invention – Inventors Assoc. of Manhattan, NYC 

  • Patent Licensing for Inventors – Response Expo, San Diego, CA 

  • Patent Basics for Inventors – International Home & Houseware Show, Chicago IL 

Bar Admissions & Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of California, 2005

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2002

  • United States District Court - Northern District of California

  • United States District Court - Central District of California

  • United States District Court - Southern District of California

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


J.D. - University of Iowa College of Law 2005 (with distinction); Research Fellowship Award

M.S. - Biomedical Engineering, UCLA 2002; DARPA Engineering Research Fellowship

B.S. - Bioengineering, UC San Diego 1998 (with honors); Bioengineering Department Award for Outstanding Research; Howard Hughes Research Fellowship

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