PAUL (PARHAM) R. FATEHI
OBJECTIVE: SEEKING POSITION AS A TECHNICAL WRITER
**/**** – PRESENT
ACQUISITION TARGETING PATENT WRITER, SLIP™ CASH, INC.
Managing and developing comprehensive FINTECH patent portfolio. Filling in FINTECH whitespace. Ongoing analysis and identification of gaps in FINTECH patent landscape and developing patent portfolio that claims technology in said whitespace.
Managing all legal compliance related to the use of peer-to-peer payment company IP on our products.
Managing all freedom-to-operate and right-to-use opinions and analyses.
Managing Trademark docket, brand name variation protection, and associated deadlines with the USPTO.
12/2018 – PRESENT
CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, QUAKESTOPPER® INC.
Co-inventor on multiple granted US patents directed to disaster preparedness technologies, covering hardware, IOT, earthquake early warning, gas shut-off devices and thresholding algorithms. Developed a comprehensive and valuable intellectual property portfolio. Created manuals and written copy describing each product in the QuakeStopper line. Created all presentations and documentation used in fundraising. Prepared and submitted marketing and P.R. copy to various media outlets. QuakeStopper® Inc. Selected as OC's Best Tech Startup Finalist in 2019 Timmy Awards (Top 10 of all Startups in OC).
8/2018 – 11/2019
FOUNDER CEO, FINDTECH IP
Designed a game-changing patent search tool that leveraged state-of-the-art AI search engines resulting in a patent search tool which costs less to run, identifies superior references and completes in half the time as compared to a human searcher alone. Created all product documentation and copywriting. Started pilot program and generated customer base and partnerships by communicating clearly with prospects in written and oral form. Exited by acquisition.
1/2010 – 12/2018
SENIOR PATENT ANALYST, LANDON IP
Performed invention analyses, freedom to operate searches, patentability searches and patent invalidation studies for high stakes litigation customers in Top 100 IP law firms and Top 50 Global technology firms. Developed deep technical mastery in the following areas of technology: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Software. Provided written opinion to the USPTO regarding international patent applications published by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
6/2008 – 1/2010
OWNER / PATENT & TRADEMARK CONSULTANT, BLACKHAWK IPS
Built IP consulting business from ground-up. Targeted customers, Generated leads, and attracted new customers. Utilized entrepreneurial and sales prowess to move from idea to profitability during recession. Performed patent searches and patent drafting services; performed trademark searches and initial trademark registrations for inventors and small businesses.
6/2006 – 5/2008
PATENT EXAMINER (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING), US PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE
Examined all aspects of patent prosecution from first action to appeal. Wrote outgoing Office Actions and official correspondences from the USPTO to communicate Actions to Patent Attorneys. Clearly communicated differences between instant inventions and uncovered prior art Patent Attorneys. Used negotiaton skills to find common ground with Prosecuting Attorneys in order to come to agreement on Allowable patent claims.
6/2003 – 8/2003
INTERN, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY - BOEING (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE)
Managed contracts between Department of Defense and Boeing to ensure technology development meets specifications and performance requirements.
BS, ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Candidate for MS, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA- IRVINE
Familiarity with Markup Languages
Ability to understand code
Fluency in English, Persian, French
ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTIVITIES
Top 10 Technology Startup in OC 2019, TIMMY AWARDS (Technology in Motion) 2019/10/21
Nominated Top 50 Emerging IP Players Award (The IPR Gorilla) 2019/10/14
Interviewed by Stephen Key on: The Art and Science of Patent Searching, by Paul Fatehi, Inventors Groups of America, 2019/08/14
QuakeStopper® Inc. Pitches: Long Beach 2019/09/04; UC Irvine, 2019/08/28; San Bernardino, 2019/08/07; San Diego, 2019/07/31
Assistant Lecturer at University of Southern California (EDU620-Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship) 2011-2016
Publication: Au K., Fatehi, P., Gonzalez, J., & Lee G. (Spring 2005) Bionic Arm: The Future of Prosthesis, California Engineer. 83, (2), 20-24.
National Association of Patent Practitioners - Student Member
Inventor on Multiple U.S. Patents