Usman is a Partner with the firm. Usman’s practice focuses on patent prosecution of electrical, computer, and software related inventions. He also provides litigation support for non-infringement and validity opinions of third party patents.
He has a rich and broadpractical background in technologies such as: telecommunications, semiconductors, thermal sensors, high speed I/Os, PLLs, DLLs, amplifiers, platform design, Verilog based design validation, CAD tool design, wireless, antennas, microwave circuits, and software design including object oriented programming.
Usman is active in the local community. He co-founded a safety-net non-profit clinic in SW Portland called South West Community Health Center. The Center provides health care services to uninsured and underinsured clients.
Usman is also active in the local legal community. He currently serves as the Secretary for the Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA).
Usman started practicing patent law after working at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro Oregon as a Design Engineer for nearly nine years in microprocessor design. He holds over ten U.S. Patents and has co-authored over fifteen technical papers. Before joining Intel, he interned at Cadence Design System and Nortel Networks in Cary and Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, respectively.