8110 Gatehouse Road
Suite 100 East
Falls Church, VA 22042-1248 USA

Telephone: +1-703-205-8000

Alireza Behrooz, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Suite 100 East
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: +1-703-205-8000
Facsimile: +1-703-205-8050
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Alireza Behrooz, a registered patent attorney, has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Microbiology from Case Western Reserve University and has been practicing in the intellectual property field since graduating from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2004. He also has a master’s degree in biology from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Applied Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Behrooz has represented small to large multinational companies and universities with preparing, obtaining, and securing patents on inventions, in particular in the life sciences, biologics/pharmaceutical, and biotech sectors, as well as has provided opinions and due diligence analysis across a broad range of disciplines. He is also experienced in challenges to patent validity and has assisted clients in inter partes reviews (IPRs), an efficient, cheaper alternative to litigation that is conducted before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Prior to entering private law practice, Dr. Behrooz performed bench research relevant to metabolism, diabetes and cancer and his various findings are published as peer-reviewed, cited articles in scientific journals.

Legal Experience

  • Patent Preparation & Prosecution – All aspects of US, PCT, worldwide
  • Opinions and due diligence work including FTOs and validity opinions and analysis
  • Appeals from adverse examiner decisions
  • Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs)
  • Licensing/transactional

Technical Areas of Experience

  • Monoclonal Antibodies/Therapeutics/Diagnostics
  • Vaccines Peptides/Therapeutics
  • Nucleic Acids/Therapeutics
  • Blood/Plasma Products
  • Crop Sciences/GMOs/Herbicide-Tolerance
  • Nutraceuticals & nature-derived products
  • Small molecules/pharmaceuticals/therapeutics

Articles & Presentations

  • “IP Management 7: Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Licensing,”
    University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced
    Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP), Seattle, WA
    (July 2016)
  • “Biosimilars: A Web of Complexity,” CLE presentation,
    Tarrytown, NY (February 2016)
  • “Matters of Import: Parallel Importation of Pharmaceuticals in
    US and Europe,” IPPro Life Sciences, Issue 61, Pages 8-9 (January