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Maryam Imam


San Jose, CA


Maryam Imam has represented domestic and international corporate clients in various aspects of intellectual property law over the last 25 years.  Her practice includes patent and trademark procurement and analysis, strategic intellectual property (IP) portfolio development and management, rendering opinions of counsel, litigation support, post grant proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and IP related transactions.

Maryam represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.  Her work has included assisting clients with strategic IP portfolio development from inception to acquisition and initial public offering (IPO).  Prior to engaging in private practice, she was in-house counsel at a publicly-held Silicon Valley corporation and has since acted as in-house counsel for various Bay Area companies establishing and managing their IP policies and procedures.  She has counseled senior executives in complex IP litigation matters, participating in board and senior level strategy meetings.  She has successfully represented technology clients in proceedings before the USPTO from the outset through to electronic discovery, motion practice, and final oral hearing.

Prior to her career as a patent attorney, Maryam spent nine years as an engineer in the defense and commercial sectors.  As an engineer and patent lawyer, her in-depth experience spans a wide array of technology areas including software, Fintech, machine learning, image processing, semiconductor, central processing units (CPUs), storage, nonvolatile memory controllers, error correcting codes (ECC), networking, wireless, and medical devices. She also has extensive experience in the areas of machine and deep learning for climate-smart agriculture industry and speech training applications.

Memberships & Affiliations

    • Women Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA)
    • ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property)
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
      • Women in IP Law Committee
      • Patent Licensing Committee