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Ali Shalchi

Patent application Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ali

Learn Ali’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    25%
    Counseling on patent, trademark & copyright matters including transactions, licensing and litigation.

    21 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Litigation relating to patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, business & employment disputes. Trademark Oppositions & Cancellations. Patent Post-Grant Proceedings, including Reexaminations & Inter Partes Reviews.

    21 years, 40 cases

  3. Patent application
    25%
    Utility and design patent applications and counseling. Design around, infringement, validity, patentability, and freedom to operate counseling.

    21 years, 150 cases

  4. Trademark application
    25%
    Trademark applications and counseling. Trademark Oppositions & Cancellations.

    19 years, 150 cases

I am an attorney specializing in intellectual property (patent, trade secret, trademark & copyright law) litigation and transactions.  I have a broad technical background in science and engineering, with a focus on biomedical engineering and semiconductor/MEMS engineering (M.S. UCLA, B.S. UC San Diego).  I have considerable experience litigating intellectual property cases before federal courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the USPTO. Patent applications I have drafted span a variety of fields including consumer products, semiconductors, medical devices, electronics, and mechanical. My clients range from individual inventors and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  I have over 15 years of legal experience gained at major law firms and corporations.  

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Location

Shalchi Burch LLP
23 Corporate Plaza Dr., Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Lauren | April 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer you could ask for
I can’t put into words how appreciative I am to have worked with Ali and Travis. They are an incredible team that will fight for their clients. They made sure to communicate with me every step of the way and answered every question I had even if I asked it over and over. Anyone would be lucky to have them on their side. I truly can’t recommend them enough.
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Posted by Chris | May 30, 2023
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Genuine, kind, and great at explaining!
Ali fought hard, and listened well to my side of things. He made this extremely stressful and tiring situation much less painful, and was always available to talk about the case if needed. He knew exactly what was needed and where the case would go every step of the way; all the whole never trying to persuade me in any difficult choices and just laying out the options and the pros and cons of each! Highly highly recommended.
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Posted by Gerardo | May 25, 2023
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Very Knowledgeable
Ali helped me so much. He made my case go smooth and simple. He is a very trustworthy person and keeps things clear. He was Great with communicating with me and was very organized with all the paperwork. Highly Recommend!
Posted by Kaveh Mostafavi | September 24, 2020
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Exceptional work product
I have hired Ali for a number of my trademark and patent work. Ali's engineering background is invaluable. Coupled with his experience and extensive knowledge in IP law, Ali is by far the best IP attorney I have worked with. He is thorough and does a great job of explaining things. I referred Ali to my brother for his medical practice and he has also been impressed. We will both be using him for all of our IP work indefinitely.
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Posted by Dr. Rezaei | September 23, 2020
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Principal/Owner
I retained Mr. Shalchi for a set of trademark applications that were eventually granted. His communication throughout the process was impressive and we were extremely satisfied with the results.
Posted by Nima | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Ali continues to help our start-up navigate our intellectual property matters, including identifying potentially patentable inventions and handling trademark applications and disputes.
Posted by Jacob | August 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Expert knowledge, incredible service, fair rates. Highly recommended.
Our company worked with Ali and his team on several projects around trademarks and other company IP. After numerous projects, we are beyond thrilled with Ali and his teams knowledge and service. We cannot recommend him enough!
Posted by Dan | August 27, 2020
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A Thoughtful And Zealous Advocate
Ali is personable, outgoing, knowledgeable, and - most importantly - a thoughtful yet zealous advocate and advisor for IP-related matters. We hired Ali as our trademark and IP advisor, and he has helped us make informed choices about our IP and trademarks are they relate to our business, as well as guiding our company successfully through several trademark issues and disputes. He is friendly and fun to work with, but he gets results and that's what matters. We've had solid success working with Ali and would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Robert Bailly | August 27, 2020
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Excellent IP Attorney
I have been a client of Mr. Shalchi for the last ten years and not only has he exceeded my expectations in professionalism, but he has impressed me with his knowledge in navigating the complex road map involved with intellectual property law. Under his guidance I have trademarked multiple entities, engaged in a patent pending process and lastly, involved him in a multi-million dollar business dating back to 2013. Moving forward, I will continue to seek his guidance in anything that is of great importance to me.
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Posted by Sara | September 13, 2019
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Very knowledgeable and helpful!
I had a great experience working with Ali, he handled various trademark issues for my startup and was able to explain the process to me in a way that was very easy to understand and with regular updates so that I was never in the dark about what was happening. He also helped me save money by advising me on the most cost-effective paths forward. highly recommend!
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Posted by Cyrus | October 22, 2014
Excellent Attorney: knowledgable and responsive.
My go to guy for all IP related issues. I've used Ali several times over the past 5 years .If you have an IP issue no further! Ali is always responsive and takes the time necessary to explain issues to process and weighs pros and cons of any particular course of action. I work frequently with a variety of attorneys and Ali is the only one who always keeps me informed. I highly recommend Ali!
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Posted by Oliver | October 17, 2014
Highly recommend!
Ali helped us to review, specify, draft, and file a Provisional Patent Application and a Design patent, and started us down the road toward a full utility filing. The entire process couldn't have been smoother. He began with a thorough review of our inventions and quickly identified the patentable portions. He's super sharp and quick on the uptake. Ali recommended how additional design patents and/or copyrights and trademarks might help, and just as importantly, how they might not help. He was able to give us a really rounded view of how the filing and protection process plays out and did an excellent job at clarifying tricky legal topics. I think the fact that Ali had worked extensively as an actual product engineer in the past really lets him excel in talking to engineers. Anyhow, as an engineer, I greatly appreciate having a lawyer who can talk through the engineering processes with me and provide thoughtful, critical analysis of my products while identifying applicable strengths and weaknesses. I'm normally a bit hesitant to make blanket recommendations, but this process was exceptionally smooth and I think Ali is well deserving of praise. Awesome.
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Posted by Michael | October 1, 2014
Excellent Attorney
We have worked with Ali for many years now. He has prepared multiple patent applications and filings for us. He is well versed in patent law, prompt and always aware of approaching deadlines. He easily understands concepts and is able to complete comprehensive application packages. He has also been very helpful in preparing any required responses. He is very reasonable in his billings and we feel his invoices are more than fair. We would absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2023
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Don't recommend
We found Mr. Shalchi on Avvo and after a couple consultations, we hired him for a rather significant litigation related to trademark infringement. He works by asking for a retainer, and as soon as the retainer is "consumed", he asks for another retainer. That means he is constantly being paid in advance, like a provision. We had no issue with this part. The case didn't go in the direction we were expecting, so at a certain point, after spending a significant amount of money, we decided to stop and dismiss the case, right after having paid the 3rd retainer. However, he never returned the retained funds once the case was dismissed and closed. We were hoping that he would return the retained funds or, at a minimum, send us a final invoice so that we could see where or how he used our funds and potentially claim the funds, but he didn't. After a few weeks of not hearing from him, we asked for our retained funds, and he sent us an invoice showing a zero balance and refused to return the retained funds.
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Response from Ali Shalchi December 27, 2023
Sadly, this review is nothing but false statements and mischaracterizations. Everything was clearly explained in advance and throughout the case. All work was performed at a high standard and resulted in a successful and very cost-effective outcome. Despite your preference, complex federal court litigation is not free.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Intellectual Property Associate
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Patent Attorney
  • Illumina Inc.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Patent Attorney - Global Intellectual Property
  • Illumina Inc.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Patent Associate
  • Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Graduate Research Associate
  • Microsciences/MEMS Research Group, UCLA
  • 1999 - 2001
  • R & D Engineer
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Engineering Research Associate
  • Cardiac Mechanics Research Group, UC San Diego
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2002
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Inc. v. Chimei Innolux Corporation et al. (C.D. Cal. & PTAB)
  • Kaneka Corp. v. SKC Kolon PI & SKC, Inc. (International Trade Commission)
  • Datascape, Inc. v. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Inc. & Kyocera Wireless Corp. (N.D. Ga.)
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Associations

  • OCTANE
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Patent Law Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Response Expo, San Diego
  • Patent Licensing for Inventors
  • 2011
  • International Home & Houseware Show, Chicago
  • Patent Basics for Inventors
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (28)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shalchi is an excellent lawyer with great experience in dealing with the most complicated intellectual property matters."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ali has a breadth and depth of patent law that is unbridled. His technical background, combined with his legal expertise make him well suited for litigation and patent prosecution matters"
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Trusted friend and excellent IP attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Shalchi is a very knowledgeable and highly skilled attorney who is well respected by the community and his peers. I highly recommend Mr. Shalchi."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He supervised me and a team of document reviewers on a very large project. Despite the challenges we came across, he handled it with calm and understanding. I believe he has a positive grasp on what his role is and how he can best benefit the client while maintaining positive professional rapport with his subordinates and colleagues."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ali combines an advanced, technical, engineering background with years of experience practicing intellectual-property law at the best law firms in the country."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent infringement Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ali Shalchi is very knowledgeable and was a great associate while working at Adli Law."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ali in the past and he has substantial experience in handling intellectual property matters, particularly with respect to patent litigation. He has proven to be a diligent and resourceful attorney focused on finding creative and efficient solutions for his clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shalchi is an exceptional intellectual property attorney with a breadth of experience in complex patent litigation matters. His technical background and diligent work ethic makes him particularly valuable to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent infringement Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shalchi is a very sharp patent advisor and litigator, with strong technical knowledge and a keen sense of legal strategy. I strongly recommend him."
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Newport Beach Patent application Lawyer Ali Shalchi
Ali Shalchi
Patent application Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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