Houtan Khalili Esfahani

Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Houtan Khalili Esfahani

Houtan Khalili Esfahani

Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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Houtan Esfahani brings together a unique blend of trial experience and technical expertise that clients demand when faced with high-stakes litigations. He has more than 20 years of patent litigation and trial experience before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Houtan focuses his practice on litigation and client counseling and has served on the firm's management committee. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for contentious patent licensing work.

Houtan has led high-profile patent litigations and trials before US district courts and the ITC involving memory devices and processors, smartphones, and a wide variety of user interface and wireless communication technologies related to consumer and industrial electronics.

Before joining Finnegan, Houtan worked for almost a decade as an engineer in the telecommunications industry. Drawing on his hands-on industry experience, he brings together a unique combination of legal and technical talent that gives clients an upper hand in high-stakes patent litigations.

Houtan regularly teaches courses on patent law tailored to the electrical and computer fields.

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JD
Class of 1994

Rutgers School of Law–Newark is the oldest of the three law schools in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is located at the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice, at 123 Washington Street, in downtown Newark. Founded in 1908 as the New Jersey Law School, it merged with the University of Newark in 1936, which itself merged with Rutgers University, one of the most recognized public universities in the world, and the eighth oldest college in the country. The Law School celebrated its centennial on September 9, 2008. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association, a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and registered with the Board of Regents of the State of New York. It submits annual ABA-required disclosures. According to its 2013 disclosure, 82.2% of the Class of 2013 had long-term employment nine months after graduation; 55.9% of that class were employed in full-time, long-term, J.D.-required positions at that time. The law school's alumni include two currently sitting United States Senators.

MS in Electrical Engineering with Honors, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi
Class of 1987

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that owns and operates technical professional association. It provides membership and services, societies and communities support, publication services, and conferences and events. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is an IP law firm. The firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. The firm represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. The company was founded in 1965 and it is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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