Laleh Jalali has over 25 years of experience as a U.S. patent attorney, including patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, patent analysis in the context of offensive and defensive patent assertions, patent pageants and patent licensing negotiations. She is familiar with a wide array of technologies, including wireless standards (LTE, 5G (NR), WiFi, WiFi Aware, Passpoint, mmWave, wireless power, to name a few), wireless platforms and implementations, artificial intelligence and machine learning, federated learning in mobile edge networks, Internet-Of-Things, data center, computer hardware and software including computer architecture, semiconductor technologies including transistor process flow and packaging, graphics, and medical devices.
Laleh came to Alliance IP, LLC with over thirteen years of patent prosecution experience at well-respected law firms, and with twelve years of experience as in-house senior counsel of a large multi-national high-tech corporation.
In her in-house position, she fulfilled various roles, a most recent one of which included serving as Group Counsel to manage a team to develop and hone a large portfolio of global assets related to wireless connectivity standards. In this capacity, Laleh devised and implemented strategies for harvesting wireless inventions and for drafting effective standard essential and implementation-related claims related to the same. As in-house counsel, she further acted as a legal team lead on several patent assertions involving patent pageants and licensing negotiations, and additionally prepared and prosecuted over 100 patent applications.
Laleh also spent years in private practice at highly respected law firms in the Washington, D.C. area and in Munich, Germany. While in Washington, D.C., she prosecuted patent applications, wrote legal opinions, and counseled clients on best strategies for developing and honing their global patent portfolios. While in Munich, Germany, she participated in European patent oppositions and appeals, a cross-border litigation in Germany and Holland, licensing negotiations, and provided trainings and seminars on comparative patent law.
Prior to her legal career, Laleh worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, examining patent applications relating to jet and rocket engines.
Laleh has provided much needed pro-bono legal services to communities in need through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program and Bread for the City, including advising clients on issues relating to bankruptcy, real estate, family law, and personal injury.
Laleh is trilingual, and is fluent in English, French and Farsi.
J.D., The George Washington University National Law Center, with honors
B.S.M.E., The University of Maryland, cum laude
District of Columbia Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office