Masood Anjom focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent work including patent preparation and prosecution as well as patent litigation and technology contracts. While obtaining his electrical engineering degree he worked in the nanotechnology lab at the Cullen College of Engineering of the University of Houston.
Mr. Anjom was previously a lawyer at Baker Botts L.L.P’s Houston office. He also was a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston where he handled a number of jury trials.
Successfully defeated a request for Inter Partes Review of a patent relating to speech coding resulting in the Board’s refusal to institute an IPR. [IPR2017-01075].
Successfully represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in Eastern District of Texas patent infringement case against Motorola. Jury awarded more than $9 million and a willful finding. St. Lawrence v. Motorola Mobility (E.D. Texas – 2:15-cv-00351).
Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in Eastern District of Texas patent infringement case against HTC. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial. St. Lawrence v. HTC (E.D. Tex. – 2:15-cv-00919).
Successfully represented patent owner as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review of a patent relating to computer architecture technology before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board where institution was denied. [IPR 2015-01494].
Successfully represented patent owner as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review of a patent relating to computer architecture technology before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board where institution was denied. [IPR2015-01503].
Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in Eastern District of Texas patent infringement case against LG. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial. St. Lawrence v. LG (E.D. Tex. — 2:14-cv-1055).
Involved in different phases of patent litigation from initial fact investigation to discovery and trial. Represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement suits before U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission.
Involved in preparation of invalidity/infringement contentions, taking and defending depositions, preparation of expert opinions, collection and production of documents.
Prepared discovery requests, discovery responses, motions and pleadings.
Prosecuted patent applications (both U.S. and International) relating to various oil field applications including drilling technology, logging technology, and other aspects relating to exploration and production of oil and gas.
Prosecuted patent applications relating to computer hardware and software for a number of clients.
Worked on developing IP related agreements relating to joint ventures involving multiple entities.
Worked on performing due diligence related to IP issues associated with corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Worked on various aspects of patent reexamination and interference proceedings before the USPTO.
Prepared invalidity and non-infringement opinions relating to different technologies and counseled clients on different intellectual property matters including product clearance.
University of Houston, Houston, Texas – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Research Assistant – Worked with nanoelectronics and semiconductor fabrication group as part of a team responsible for construction of an ion beam assisted electron beam evaporation system. Assisted establishing the power system and connections for an Ion Implantation System.
Dean’s List, 1999-2003
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honors Society, 2001 – Present
Eta Kappa NU, Electrical Engineering Honors Society, 2003 – Present
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2000 – Present
Outstanding Engineering Student Award from Texas Society of Professional Engineers, 2003
Among top five graduating seniors in the Electrical Engineering Department
State Bar of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Houston Bar Association, Member
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
“Inter Partes Review: The Judiciary’s Appreciation For A Predictable Timeline,” Baker Botts IP Report, November 2013
“Curing The Plague? – The Federal Circuit’s Possibly-Heightened Scrutiny Of Inequitable Conduct Allegations,” Baker Botts IP Report, November 2009
“Intellectual Property Survey for the General Lawyer, University of Houston Law Foundation, Houston and Dallas, March 2007 (Mitchell D. Lukin, co-author)
Farsi (fluent), Urdu/Hindi (medium proficiency), Arabic (some proficiency)