Masood Anjom

Associate

Masood Anjom

Associate

Masood Anjom focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent work including patent preparation and prosecution as well as patent litigation and technology contracts. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement suits before U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission and has worked on different phases of patent litigation from initial fact investigation to discovery and trial. He has also prosecuted numerous patent applications (both U.S. and International) relating to various technologies including, for example, oil field applications (e.g., drilling technology, logging technology, and other aspects relating to exploration and production of oil and gas) and computer hardware and software. Additionally, he has counseled clients regarding IP related agreement and IP clearance as well as IP due diligence associated with corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has also served as lead counsel in multiple post grant proceedings before the USPTO.

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.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS:

  • St. Lawrence Communications, LLC v. Apple (E.D. Tex. – 2:16-cv-00082) — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against Apple. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • St. Lawrence Communications, LLC 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 Motorola. Jury awarded more than $9 million and a willful infringement finding.
  • Saint Lawrence Communications, LLC v. ZTE Corporation, et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00349) — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against ZTE. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • St. Lawrence Communications, LLC v. HTC (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00919) — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against HTC. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Saint Lawrence Communications LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:14-cv-01055) — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against LG. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. ZTE Corporation, et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00225) – Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. Apple, Inc. (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00621) — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:14-cv-00902) — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. HTC Corporation, et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:14-cv-00690) — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:14-cv-00691) — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Super Interconnect Technologies LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00773) — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to signal processing and transmission. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • e-Watch Inc., et al. v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:13-cv-01076) — Represented defendant cell phone manufacturer in a multi-defendant case involving two patents generally related to camera phone technology
  • Loramax LLC v HEB Grocery Company, LP (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00754) – Represented defendant HEB in a patent infringement case related to patents directed to data transmission in a multicomputer network system.
  • Location Services IP, LLC v. HEB Grocery Company, LP, et al. (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-00437) — Represented HEB in a multi-defendant patent infringement case relating to geolocation systems
  • Data Carriers, LLC v. Plains All American Pipeline, LP (E.D. Tex., 2:15-cv-01021) – Represented defendant Plains in a patent infringement suit related to data processing and display.
  • SRI International, Inc. v. Dell Inc., et al. (D. Del., 1:13-cv-00737) – Represented defendant Dell in a patent infringement lawsuit related to network surveillance technology.
  • VideoSqope, LLC v. IT Concepts, LLC (E.D. Tex, 6:15-cv-00544) – Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit related to camera technology.
  • SoftView LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., et al. (D. Del., 1:12-cv-00985) — Represented worldwide telecommunications company in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to mobile web browser technologies.
  • LG Electronics USA, Inc., et al. v. Whirlpool Corporation, et al. (D. N.J., 2:09-cv-05142) — Represented Whirlpool and its subsidiary Maytag in a case relating to refrigerator and ice maker patents asserted by both parties
  • LG Electronics USA, Inc., et al. v. Whirlpool Corporation (D. Del., 1:08-cv-00234) — Represented Whirlpool and its subsidiary Maytag in a case relating to refrigerator and ice maker patents asserted by both parties
  • 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 — 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.
  • Patent Reexamination 90/013,921 — Successfully represented a patent owner in ex parte reexamination proceedings before the USPTO which resulted in confirmation of all challenged claims of a patent related to speech codec technology
  • IPR2017-01075 — 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.

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EDUCATION

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas – Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Summa Cum Laude
    • Houston Law Review, Associate Editor
    • LEX award for academic excellence in Contracts, Civil Procedure and Legal Writing
    • Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP Intellectual Property & Technology Scholarship
  • 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

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

PUBLICATIONS

  • “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)

LANGUAGES
Farsi (fluent), Urdu/Hindi (medium proficiency), Arabic (some proficiency)

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