Michael M. Ahmadshahi Ph.D., Esq.

Mr. Ahmadshahi’s area of practice is Intellectual Property Laws including Patent Prosecution and Litigation, Trademarks, Copyrights, Unfair Business Practices, and Business Litigation. He is also an entrepreneur and an inventor holding 3 Patents Nos. US9,667,574; US9,397,972; US8,738,156.

Before starting his firm, Mr. Ahmadshahi was a partner at Law Offices of Kayhan S. Shakib where he practiced intellectual property law as well as general law focusing on litigation in the areas of real estate, business, and personal injury cases.

Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Ahmadshahi was a staff scientist at C.E. Niehoff & Co., a defense contractor which manufactures state-of-the-art generators for military vehicles. Mr. Ahmadshahi also held the position of Research Engineer with the University of California, San Diego in the areas of Optics and Mechanical Engineering, developing laser-based optical techniques for evaluation of advanced materials under high-impact dynamic loads.

Mr. Ahmadshahi is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is or has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Iranian-American Lawyer Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Experimental Mechanics, Optical Society of America, Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Non-destructive Testing, Association of United States Army, and the American Defense Preparedness Association.

Mr. Ahmadshahi has presented various papers and is the author and co-author of 16 peer reviewed publications which include the following: M. A. Ahmadshahi, Application of Sensors for Design Improvement, Electronics and Electrical Systems, 73-79, November 17-19, 1997; M. A. Ahmadshahi, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, and Siavouche Nemat-Nasser, Dynamic Holographic-Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 60, No. 4, 866-874, December 1993; M. A. Ahmadshahi, Gray Level Transformation to Increase the Density of Interferometric Fringes, Applied Optics, Vol. 30, No. 17, 2382-2385, 10 June 1991; S. Nair and M. A. Ahmadshahi, Asymptotic Expansion and Influence Coefficients for Edge-Loaded Conical Shells, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 78:91-110, 1988.

In addition to his professional involvement, Mr. Ahmadshahi is also involved in cultural and community activities and provides pro bono legal services. He is or has been a member of the board of directors of non-profit organizations such as SIMORGH, a charity organization assisting children with cancer. He has also been involved in sports and outdoor activities. He plays the guitar, is a long-distance runner and has completed thirty-two marathon races in Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

Areas of Practice:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secret
  • IP Litigation
  • Business Formation
  • IP Portfolio Creation
  • Licensing Agreements

Bar Admissions:

California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education:

  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California, December, 2001
  • J.D. Intellectual Property and General Practice Law

Ph.D.

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, December, 1988
  • Honors: With honors
  • Major: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering GPA 3.5

MS

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
  • Honors: With honors
  • Major: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering GPA 3.5

BS

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, May, 1981
  • Honors: With honors
  • Major: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering GPA 3.3

Published Works:

  • “Application of Sensors for Design Improvement”, Electronics and Electrical Systems 73-79, November 17-19, 1997
  • “Dynamic Holographic-Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 60 No. 4 866-874, 1993
  • “Gray Level Transformation to Increase the Density of Interferometric Fringes”, Applied Optics, Vol. 30, No. 17 2382-2385, 1991
  • “Dynamic Two-Beam Speckle Pattern Interferometry”, Proceedings of the SPIE’s 1991 International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Science, July 21-26, 1991
  • “Nondestructive Evaluation of Turbine Blades Vibrating in Resonant Modes”, Proceedings of the SPIE’s 1991 International Symposium on Optical & Optoelectronic Applied Science, 1991
  • “Asymptotic Expansion and Influence Coefficients for Edge-Loaded Conical Shells”, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 78:91-110, 1988
  • “Computer Aided Holographic Moire’ Technique to Determine the Strains of Arbitrary Surfaces Vibrating in Resonant Modes”, SEM Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics, May 29-June 1, 1989
  • “A Computer Based Holographic Interferometry to Analize 3-D Surfaces”, Proceedings of IMEKOXI World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation, October, 1988
  • “A Computer Based Moire’ Technique to Measure Very Small Displacements”, SPI Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 814, Part II, 1988
  • “Optical Measurement of Material Loss and Surface Roughness in Construction Stones”, Proceedings of Fall Conference SEM, November, 1988
  • “A Computer Based Moire” Method for the Accurate Anaylisis of Interferograms with Phase Changes Smaller than 2TT”, Proceedings of the 1987 SEM Spring Conference, June, 1987
  • “Holographic Interferometry Method for Assessment of Stone Surface Recession and Roughness Cause by Weathering and Acid Rain”, Proceedings of IMEKO II World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation, 1987
  • “An Optoelectronic System for Fringe Pattern Analysis”, Experimental Techniques, July, 1986
  • “Holographic Interferometry Measurement of Ultrasonic Vibration Amplitudes”, Proceedings of Spring Meeting SEM, June, 1986
  • “Detection of Fringe Pattern Information Using a Computer Based Method”, Martinus Nijhoff Publisher, 1986
  • “A Computer Based Method for Fringe Pattern Analysis”, Proceedings of the 1984 SEM Fall Meeting, November, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Iranian American Lawyer Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Orange County Patent Lawyer Association
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Association
  • Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Experimental Mechanics
  • Optical Society of America
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • The American Society for Non-destructive Testing
  • Association of the United States Army
  • The American Defense Preparedness Association