Pejman F. Sharifi

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Pejman F. Sharifi

Pejman F. Sharifi

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Pejman Sharifi advises clients on patent transactional, counseling, and litigation matters.

Transactions

Pejman’s experience in patent transactional matters includes representing clients in protecting and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and abroad; managing patent portfolios; counseling clients with respect to strategy; developing patent portfolio mining programs; assisting with post-grant proceedings; developing patent application assets for assertion or licensing programs; developing corporate patent programs; advising with respect to patent eligibility and patentability; developing strategies for protecting software and business-related inventions in the U.S. and abroad; advising with respect to design patents; and assisting start-up enterprises in protecting core assets.

Counseling

Pejman’s experience in patent counseling matters includes providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions; developing patent clearance strategies; assessing and responding to patent notification letters; evaluating intellectual property assets in the context of assertion or investment; providing IP due diligence for transactions; identifying and addressing core intellectual property issues in M&A transactions; drafting and negotiating agreements or intellectual property terms; conducting diligence to identify patents assets for acquisition; assisting clients with patent evaluation and acquisition; advising clients with respect to changes in patent law; preparing software license agreements; and advising with respect to copyright or trade secret risks in connection with reverse engineering or technology development programs; monitoring and advising with respect to competitor portfolios, and handling patent ownership issues.

Litigation

Pejman’s patent experience in complex patent litigation includes developing offensive patent positions for assertion; assessing and developing validity case; assisting with depositions, motions, and trial; developing invalidity search strategy involving professional searchers and third-party discovery; reviewing and approving technology related position in litigations; developing non-infringement, invalidity, and equitable defenses; interfaces with technical employees of client as part of investigating defensive or offensive positions; assisting with expert discovery, reports, and depositions; developing claim constructions positions; assisting with Markman hearings; assisting with technical tutorials; and leading joint defense group efforts with respect to invalidity.

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Education
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1991
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Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Chart Industries, Inc. purchases Harsco Corp. /Industrial Air-X-Changers Business from Harsco Corp.

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KAR Auction Services, Inc. purchases Nth Gen Software, Inc.

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Discover Financial Services purchases Diners Club International Ltd. from Citigroup, Inc.

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