A sophisticated electrical engineer and diligent IP attorney
Payton Hashemi is a proficient attorney with nearly 10 years of experience practicing intellectual property law. He works to protect his client’s IP by preparing and prosecuting utility and design patents in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, communications technologies, electronics, semiconductor technologies, medical devices, oil and gas services, and transportation.
For Payton, a passionate inventor’s energy and excitement is contagious. This enthusiasm drives him to excel at what he does best: preparing and prosecuting patents involving front-end circuitry, telecommunications, power conversation, amplification systems, circuit design, semiconductors and more.
Payton began his IP career at Patterson + Sheridan. As an associate attorney at the firm, he spent 8 years preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications with an emphasis on electrical systems. In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Payton has counseled clients in infringement matters, negotiations, and strategies for patent infringement dispute resolution.
Before practicing law, Payton was an electrical engineer for nearly 8 years, designing data acquisition, control and power electronic devices. He worked on the production and development of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as low-power sensing and voltage conversion circuitry for implantable medical devices. His industry experience also includes working on the production and development of Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
A strong communicator with a library of knowledge
Payton’s hands-on engineering experience aids him greatly in his legal practice: he innately understands technology and engineer-speak, and he interviews inventors thoroughly to draft robust applications. His communication skills and deep understanding of technology enables him to clearly describe inventions in patent application and to patent examiners, facilitating an efficient process for obtaining IP rights.
Throughout his legal career, Payton has given presentations on emerging technologies to industry organizations and medical professionals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
When not in the office, Payton enjoys spending time with his two kids — whether taking them camping, hiking or skiing.
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