Prior to co-founding the firm, Erol was Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster where he worked for seven years. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer in the semiconductor processing industry, and as a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) consultant. He also served as an extern for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Calvin received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
In particular, Mr. Statman has experience with analog and digital circuits, programmable logic devices and field programmable gate arrays, memory systems, autonomous driving software and sensors, drones, touch sensors, proximity sensors, force sensors, human-machine interfaces, user interfaces, touch screens, display screens, input devices, signal processing algorithms, image processing, audio processing, medical sensors, and information systems.
Mr. Statman has drafted and/or prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign applications directed to touch screens, sensors and user interfaces. He has worked closely with clients in developing patent focused strategies and managing complex patent portfolios.
Mr. Statman’s inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant practice includes in-depth legal research, data analytics, prior art analysis, working with experts, and drafting briefing. By way of example, a representative completed post-grant matter is IPR2017-00730, for which Mr. Statman successfully represented patent owner in an IPR that resulted in the USPTO denying the petition to institute the IPR. Mr. Statman also successfully argued a number of ex parte appeals before the USPTO.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Statman worked as a patent attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Additionally, Mr. Statman worked as a hardware engineer designing controllers and peripheral devices for IEEE-1149.1-compatible boundary scan and in-system memory programming.
Mr. Statman is an active member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) and was a member of The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi.
Mr. Statman received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and his B.S. magna cum laude in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Statman is admitted to practice in California and is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Gaming the System: Invalidating Patents in Reexamination After Final Judgments In Litigation
UCLA Journal of Law & Technology
Comparing Subject Matter Eligibility in the USPTO and EPO
LAIPLA’s 2018 Washington In the West Conference
Prior to becoming a patent agent, Rahjima was an IT systems analyst at one of the largest investment management companies. Her experience focused on providing strategic direction for deadline-sensitive projects in a highly regulated industry. Prior to becoming an IT systems analyst, Rahjima worked as a software engineer implementing financial systems technology. Rahjima has a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from Jacksonville State University. Rahjima is registered to practice before the USPTO.
She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Business. During her time at UT, Twinkle worked in a microfluidics research lab, creating lab-on-a-chip devices. She also participated in a biomaterials internship related to 3D bioprinting human lungs. Prior to joining Kubota and Basol LLP, she worked in intellectual property law in Houston, TX.
In her free time, Twinkle enjoys swimming, hiking, and visiting museums.
Samuel received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Physics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. As part of his studies, Samuel designed, built, and tested a digital dermatoscope adapted for the inspection, imaging, and tracking of lesions and similar skin conditions for assistance in the detection of skin cancers. Outside of his studies, Samuel volunteered for the Cal Poly Rose Float organization, which is responsible for the design, preparation, and construction of Cal Poly’s float-entry in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association’s annual Rose Parade. As a team member in the electronics department for two years, Samuel assisted in various projects related to the transportation and movement of float subparts, such as soldering the connections of LEDs, motors and internal fans, and the wiring and testing of programmable controllers.
Samuel is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Kian is an alumni of Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a minor in Pre-Medical Studies.
Before becoming a patent agent, Jennifer worked as an engineering writer and analyst. She wrote multiple successful research proposals for engineering researchers from small startups and large universities, winning grants ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to nearly $30M. She has written and edited dozens of technical articles related to digital signal processors, and her master’s thesis on control systems for platoons of autonomous vehicles was published in a peer-reviewed journal. She has also worked as a digital hardware engineer, helping to design avionics boards for the F-22 “Raptor.”
Jennifer received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from UCLA. She is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Drew received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Law & Technology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Based in Portland, Oregon, Drew is the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Patent Law Association. Drew is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Ms. Stevens received her B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College, graduating with distinction. As part of her studies, Ms. Stevens designed and debugged analog electronic systems, designed and built an electronic sensor package for a rocket, and completed coding projects in languages including C++, Matlab, Python, and Java. Ms. Stevens also has experience in user interface design and development, including front-end web design and development and mobile application design.
Ms. Stevens is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Vineet received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona, graduating with distinction. As part of his studies, Vineet was exposed to the study of ancient philosophies, whose rhetorical nuances and ethics continue to inform and influence his current work, outside of the technical domains of engineering and mathematics. Outside his studies, Vineet has research experience in optimizing conventional processor-based image compression routines for execution on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development platform, as well as experience publishing research related to programmatic modeling of human game-playing behavior.
Vineet is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Avery received his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Rice University in Houston, TX. At Rice, his research included investigating the utility of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) for increasing security for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Avery is also a Master of Arts (MA) degree candidate in Theology and Mission at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture in Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana. He will be graduating from the MA program in December 2021.
Avery is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney, RB was in the engineering industry where he was a lead mechanical engineer at multinational corporation in the aerospace and military defense industry. His engineering experience includes design, analysis, and manufacturing in various aerospace programs such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777, and McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.
RB received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, his B.S. in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from UC Irvine, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. RB is admitted to practice in Washington State and is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Prior to becoming a technical specialist, Kelly was an systems engineer at a major defense company working on defining and verifying requirements for a new satellite program. Kelly also worked as a stress analysis intern for said company, analyzing additive manufactured parts. Kelly has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design from Rice University. In her free time, Kelly enjoys climbing, backpacking, and skiing.