Robert Babayi – IABA Co-Founder

Robert Babayi’s practice focuses on client counseling, patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. Mr. Babayi was in-house counsel at Motorola Inc. and IBM Corp. and understands patents at a very practical level and is familiar with licensing and portfolio strategy especially in the electrical, software and mechanical fields.

Mr. Babayi has prosecuted several hundred US patents with primary emphasis on wired and wireless telecommunications, computing architecture, network layer protocols, semi-conductors, manufacturing processes, power systems, object oriented programming and the Internet and e-commerce related inventions.

Mr. Babayi is very familiar with PCT practice, reexamination and re-issue proceedings. Mr. Babayi is also familiar with global patenting strategies.

Mr. Babayi counsels clients on validity, enforceability, and infringement of patents. He provides strategic advice on relevance, strength and value of patents to commercial markets. Mr. Babayi analyzes the risks associated with enforcing or defending patent portfolios, negotiates licensing terms, and manages patent licensing programs.

Mr. Babayi has been involved in defensive and offensive aspects of complex patent litigations before the ITC and in the District Court level. He has taken and defended depositions, selected experts and prepared fact and expert witnesses for testimony. Representative cases include:

Agere Systems Guardian Corp. v. Proxim, Inc., No. 01 339 RRM (D.Del. 2001), represented plaintiff in infringement action concerning patents related to wireless technology under IEEE 802.11 standard.

In re Certain Wireless Local Area Network Cards, ITC Investigation 337-TA-455, represented one of the intervenors in an action involving wireless local area network (LAN).

Mr. Babayi is the author of an article entitled “The Objective Standard For Claim Construction: Patentee Beware,” published in the Summer 1999 Issue of Counsellor, a newsletter of Burns, Doane, Swecker and Mathis LLP.

Mr. Babayi is a co-inventor named in two U.S. Patents relating to Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology.

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Salman H. Elmi – Chapter Representative to National Board

Salman H. Elmi was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he completed the pre-medical course requirements, graduating with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1997. Mr. Elmi attended law school at Emory University School of Law, receiving his J.D. degree in May, 2000. While at Emory, he was awarded a letter of commendation for excellence in the Law School’s prestigious Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. Mr. Elmi was admitted to the bar of the State of Maryland in 2000, the District of Columbia in 2001, and the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2011. Mr. Elmi spent the first few years of his legal career focusing on FDA/Healthcare Regulatory matters at law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City, before transitioning to pharmaceutical products liability litigation. Mr. Elmi is currently Deputy General Counsel at ACell, Inc., a bio-medical device manufacturer in the DC metropolitan region. Mr. Elmi is a member of the American Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association.


Anthony A. Fatemi

Mr. Fatemi is a seasoned attorney with vast experience in handling various types of immigration and litigation matters. Mr. Fatemi has worked on such immigration matters including H-1Bs, PERM labor certifications, deportation & removal hearings, post conviction relief, many immigrant and nonimmigrant employment categories including investor visas (EB5), company transfers (L-1/L-2), treaty traders (E-1/E-2) and many others. Mr. Fatemi stays current on all aspects of immigration law to ensure the best possible outcome for your immigration matters.

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Reza Golesorkhi 

Mr. Golesorkhi is a member of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.’s Family Law practice Group. He joined the firm in June 2010 and has been practicing family law throughout his career. After serving as the judicial law clerk to S. Michael Pincus of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Mr. Golesorkhi went into private practice and has concentrated in the field of family law.  He represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements, ante nuptial agreements, and post-nuptial agreements, and litigates before the Family Division Masters and judges of the Circuit Courts of Maryland in contested and uncontested divorce, custody, and support matters.  Mr. Golesorkhi has argued and/or briefed cases in Circuit Courts of Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s Charles, Frederick, Prince Georges, Montgomery and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.  Much of Mr. Golesorkhi’s practice focuses on complex domestic relations issues involving such things as business valuations, domestic relations taxation, valuation of real estate holdings and related issues, creating solutions for wealth accumulation and preservation and the use of the tax code to optimize settlement solutions for both parties in a case.

Prior to joining Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A., Mr. Golesorkhi was the Co-Founder of the firm of Guerami & Golesorkhi LLC and previous to that worked at some of the top family law firms in Montgomery County and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Golesorkhi graduated from The George Washington University (B.S.) and received his law degree from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

Mr. Golesorkhi is heavily involved in the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland and has served as the immediate past Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the bar and as past Program Co-Chair.  He is also an active member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Inn of Court, the Maryland State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American-Iranian Bar Association.

Mr. Golesorkhi has three children and lives with his wife and kids in Vienna, Virginia.