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Ali Makoui

Patent application Attorney at Encino, CA

5.0   5 reviews
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ali

Learn Ali’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    Patent preparation and prosecution in software and hardware, electronic, semiconductors, telecommunications, data encryption, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, smart phone applications, mechanical, and medical instrumentation fields.

  2. Trademark application

  3. Intellectual property


We practice concentration is in preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. We write patent specifications and prepare trademark applications with the possibility of future litigations in mind. Examples of our patent technology fields include software, electronic, telecommunications, semiconductors, Internet-of-Things, medical devices, smart phones application, data encryption, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, virtualization, medical devices, eCommerce, and mechanical devices.

I have prepared numerous office action responses and appeal briefs in the U.S. and other jurisdictions, including European Patent Office (EPO), Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, Russia, and Canada.

I am very responsive to clients' inquiries and easy to get along with. I am used to do heavy lifting for tough assignments.

My education background is J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA; and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

I am member of State Bar of California and a patent attorney registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Before practicing law, I worked in aerospace, medical instrumentation, entertainment, and banking industries. I worked in software and electronic fields in managerial as well as design and development positions.


Makoui Law
16501 Ventura Blvd, Suite 400
Encino, CA, 91436
Makoui Law
99 South Almaden Blvd., Suite 600
San Jose, CA, 95113
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5000 Birch Street, West Tower, Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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Posted by Natalie | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Working with Mr. Ali was a great pleasure! A lawyer you can count on via text, email and phone. He is knowledgeable, willing and straight to the point! Mr. Ali built trust with us, therefore it was much easier to work with him! We valued the advice given to us! Overall, he is the best! I will hire him again! 5 stars to Mr. Ali!
Posted by Matthew | June 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dependable Patent Atoorney
Mr. Makoui is very professional, pleasant, and understanding. His knowledge of patentable subject matter saved us from major mistakes that might have been made during our deployment process.  We highly recommend his services. When it comes to client service and patents, Mr. Makoui has it covered.
Posted by Kiarash | April 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Patent Attorney
Ali is not only truly knowledgeable but he also cares for his clients. He is absolutely ethical and he is generous in sharing all the knowledge that he has obtained throughout years of practice. He spends time to understand his client`s point of view. He is very smart and quick to understand nitty gritty of each patent application. As an example, he quickly pointed out to me that I had forgotten to claim benefit of my provisional application in my non-provisional patent application. As a result I could fix my ADS right on time before it was too late. I am very grateful for his guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An exceptional, educated, knowledgeable, caring attorney. Highly recommend him.
I believe that the the most important characteristics of an attorney are honesty, integrity, professionalism, and sincere care for their clients. Mr. Makoui has all these and more. He is not only super educated, with a BS in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Computer Science and a law degree, but he is also very knowledgeable in the field of patent law and he really cares about his clients and takes the best care of them. He treats each client as if they are his only client. Thank you, Mr. Makoui. You are a jewel in legal profession.
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Posted by RS | November 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding IP Attorney
Dr Makoui is an outstanding patent attorney. I've worked with many large and small IP centric law firms. I found Dr Makoui to be the best. He is immaculate, highly analytical and thorough dealing with complex IP protection and persecution issues, coupled with having a Ph.D. in computer science and broad range of expertise in technology, Dr Makoui provides exceptional unparalleled service to his clients. I highly recommend Dr Makoui.
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Work Experience

  • Patent Attorney and Founder
  • Makoui Law, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Patent Attorney and Partner
  • Adeli LLP
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Patent Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ali Makoui
  • 2000 - 2005


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1987
  • University of Michigan
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1978
  • Sharif University of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977
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  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law and Internet Law Section
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Sec. Transactions in Real Property
  • Bancroft Whitney
  • 1996


Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Ali
Patent application Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ali Makoui is an outstanding and smart lawyer that I know for a long time. He helped me on an intellectual property case and was instrumental in resolving several issues quickly and effectively. I was impressed by how quickly and efficiently he analyzed and resolved the issues. I have no hesitation in recommending Ali and I am confident that he will take excellent care of you and your intellectual property matters."
Patent infringement Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ali Makoui for more than 20 years. The gentleman is all class. He has integrity and is smart as a whip. For any IP work involving patents or trademarks, he has been my go to referral. Trust Ali to get the job done right."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Friend
"I am please to endorse Ali Makoui as an excellent patent attorney. He has a great combination of technical background and legal experience to provide top notch service in his field I have known Ali for many years, and have come to respect his knowledge of his field, intellect, and dependability. He is the kind of lawyer that you want to be on your side."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Ali is one of the most detailed attorneys I've known. He will give you an honest opinion, as well as his intelligence and hard work. His background in the field of computer science, his Ph.D., and patent law experience make him the perfect attorney to go to for patent work."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ali on more than one projects and in my opinion, he is an exceptional patent attorney. He is highly experienced, organized, and knowledgeable. He goes out of his way to take care of his clients. I highly recommend Ali as a top-notch patent and intellectual property attorney. Oh, by the way, he is super nice and a very kind individual who you will enjoy to work with!"
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Encino Patent application Lawyer Ali Makoui
Ali Makoui
Patent application Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 24 years
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