Mohammad S. Rahman

Mohammad S. Rahman is a partner with the firm and is a registered patent attorney with an electro-mechanical background. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1995. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1999 while simultaneously earning a Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University’s School of Business in 1999 focusing on Information and Decision Technology, where he was named to the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor society. Mr. Rahman holds a Secret-level government security clearance.

Mr. Rahman is a founding section council member of the Maryland State Bar Association IP Section and a previous co-chair of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) IP Practice Area Committee.

Mr. Rahman concentrates on domestic and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution in the electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, material science, computer, and software related arts as well as trademark-related matters. Mr. Rahman has numerous published writings, and has been invited as a guest speaker at international IP conferences and patent prosecution training sessions in Bangalore, India. Prior to starting the firm, Mr. Rahman was a partner at a patent law firm in Annapolis, MD, and prior to that worked as an intellectual property attorney in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA, and was involved in all aspects of intellectual property law including domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, as well as litigation. Mr. Rahman has also provided counsel to several internet start-up companies, and also prepared in-house strategic patent plans for ophthalmic companies and golf equipment manufacturers to aid them in developing successful in-house patent programs.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Rahman worked in the engineering division at an aerospace company in Columbia, MD where he designed, performed, and analyzed experiments conducted on various engineering materials and chemicals used in the production of aerospace and aeronautical devices. Moreover, he developed and improved manufacturing techniques for the in-house production of electro-mechanical devices.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

“When Intuition and Common Sense are Intuitively Nonsensical in Patent Obviousness Rejections,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, March 15, 2017.

“Patent Rights in Federal Government Contracts,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, March 9, 2016.

“Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank et al.,” Maryland State Bar Association Annual IP Update, June 14, 2015.

“Who Decides Issues of Trademark Tacking?,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, March 15, 2015.

“Litigation Strategies and Developments in the Law to Address the Rise in Patent Litigation by Non-Practicing Entities,” Invited Panelist for CLE Session at the NAMWOLF Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 23, 2014.

“Patent Reform in the United States,” Maryland State Bar Association Annual IP Update, July 13, 2014.

“Inventor Beware: Patent Post Conclusion Errors,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, March 15, 2014.

“Green Means Go; “Go Green” Means Proceed With Caution,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXX, No. 3, March 15, 2013.

“Intellectual Property Primer – an Update on IP Law,” Invited Speaker and Presentation before the Lawyers Alliance, Clarksville, Maryland, June 20, 2012.

“The Patent Prosecution Highway,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, March 15, 2012.

Rudy the Rooster Loses His Voice, Author House Publishing, August 8, 2011.

“Nanotechnology Patents and Challenges,” Invited Speaker and Presentation before the Global IP Convention, Bangalore, India, April 30, 2011.

“Aligning Language in Intellectual Property Documents,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, March 15, 2011.

“U.S. Patent Law: An Introduction to the U.S. Patent Prosecution System,” Invited Speaker and Presentation before the Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India, February 28, 2011.

“International Patenting Strategies,” Invited Speaker and Presentation before the Indian Angel Network, Bangalore, India, February 18, 2011.

“Ex Parte Gutta: A New Framework for Examining Software Innovations,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, March 15, 2010.

“Ex Parte Gutta: The Future of Eligibility,” Webinar, March 3-4, 2010.

“IP Protection in a Tough Economy,” Maryland State Bar Association – Bar Bulletin, Vol. XXVI, No. 3, March 15, 2009.

“Software Patents and Protecting Software Intellectual Property,” Invited Speaker and Presentation before the IEEE Computer Society, Reston, Virginia, September 19, 2002.

“Patent Valuation: Impacts on Damages,” Univ. of Baltimore School of Law Intell. Prop. Law Journal, Spring 1998, 145.

“Patent Bar Exam: Issues of Quality Control,” Loy. Intell. Prop. & High Tech. L.Q., Spring-Summer 1998, 31.