Intellectual Property


Dr. Ali R. Alemozafar is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling in a wide range of technical fields, including diagnostics, tools, genomics, digital health, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, materials and various engineering fields. His expertise includes patent strategy, patent prosecution, and patent diligence—including freedom-to-operate analyses—for financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Ali has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the United States and other jurisdictions, including Europe, China, and Japan. He provides legal counseling to companies at various stages of growth, from pre-financing start-ups to public companies.

Prior to joining the firm, Ali worked on data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise data integration. He frequently lectures at the UC Berkeley School of Law and UC Hastings College of the Law on various intellectual property topics, including patent strategy and IP due diligence.

  • 10X Genomics in intellectual property matters
  • Genia Technologies in intellectual property and licensing matters, leading to its acquisition by Roche
  • Cirina in intellectual property matters leading to its acquisition by Grail
  • Veracyte in intellectual property matters leading to its IPO
  • GenapSys in intellectual property matters
  • Guardant Health in intellectual property matters
  • Personalis in intellectual property matters
  • Velo3D
  • Arevo
  • Digital Alloys
  • Siluria Technologies
  • 1Qbit
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Co-author with V. Norviel and R. Akhavan, "Role of intellectual property in investment-backed personalized medicine," 7(1) Personalized Medicine 95-102, 2010
  • Co-author with B.K. Min, X. Deng, X. Liu, and C.M. Friend, "Tuning reactivity and selectivity for olefin oxidation through local O bonding on Au," 1 ChemCatChem 116-121, 2009
  • Co-author with B.K. Min, M.M. Biener, J. Biener, and C.M. Friend, "Reaction of Au(111) with Sulfur and Oxygen: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study," 36 Topics in Catalysis 77, 2005
  • Co-author with R.J. Madix, "An STM investigation of sulfur and alkoxide adsorption on Ni(100)," 109 The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 11307, 2005
  • Co-author with R.J. Madix, "Surface reorganization accompanying the formation of sulfite and sulfate by reaction of sulfur dioxide with oxygen on Ag(111)," The Journal of Chemical Physics 122 (2005) 214718, 2005
  • Co-author with R.J. Madix, "The Role of Surface Deconstruction in the Autocatalytic Decomposition of Formate and Acetate on Ni(110)," 108 The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 14374, 2004
  • Co-author with R.J. Madix, "CO-Induced Segregation of Hydrogen into the Subsurface on Ni(110)," 108 The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 7247, 2004
  • Co-author with X.-C. Guo and R.J. Madix, "Adsorption and Reaction of Sulfur Dioxide with Cu(110) and Cu(110)-p(2x1)-O," 116 The Journal of Chemical Physics 4698, 2002
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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139 Townsend Street
Suite 150
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone | 415/947-2054

Email | Ali

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