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.
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 joined the firm in 2021 from an IP boutique firm in Orange County, CA, where he aided small companies and inventors in protecting their technologies across a wide range of electrical, optical, software, and mechanical arts, including fiber optic communications and integrated silicon photonics technologies. Samuel received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Physics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Samuel is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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.
Shouvik has also litigated patents in the U.S. District Courts, International Trade Commission,
and the USPTPO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also has extensive experience in patent
due diligence transactions, representing both acquirors and acquirees in transactions involving patents. Shouvik brings these experiences to bear when advising clients on building strategic patent portfolios and in his prosecution work.
Prior to his legal career, Shouvik worked as a Satellite Communications System Engineer at
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. As an engineer, Shouvik developed a breadth of
experience in an array of technologies, including digital, RF, and optical signal processing,
antenna architectures and design, and analog devices.
Shouvik received his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California
Viterbi School of Engineering and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He
received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
Avery received his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Rice University in Houston, TX and his Master of Arts in Theology and Mission at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture (ACI) in Ghana. At Rice, Avery investigated the utility of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) for increasing security for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. At ACI, Avery explored salient themes in African Christianity and Black American Christianity.
Avery is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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.
Julia attended the University of Southern California as a Presidential Scholar and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on design.
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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
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.
During his college career, Kian embraced an adventurous attitude and explored different engineering and science disciplines while staying active in research and development endeavors. He has research experience in artificial intelligence models, including automated segmentation of the heart from cardiac MRI images and efficient sorting methods for noisy datasets of CGM measurements. His work in this field led him to translate the laboratory's digital infrastructure into curricular modules for local K-12 students, which was considered for the 2020 Change@illinoisTech incubator challenge. He also led the design and development of innovative gloves that amplify grip strength for patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders.
Kian is an alumnus of Illinois Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a minor in Pre-Medical Studies.