Raymond R. Tabandeh

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Raymond Tabandeh is a partner in Lewis Roca's Intellectual Property Practice Group. With extensive experience in domestic and international intellectual property law, multiple electrical engineering degrees, and an MBA, Raymond specializes in helping clients with cybersecurity and Internet IP law, including privacy and website policies, drafting of various license agreements, due diligence of intellectual property portfolios, freedom-to-operate opinion letters, and trademark prosecution and opposition.

Raymond also provides patent counseling, prosecution, and licensing for clients in the following fields: machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer software and hardware, IoTs and data and network security using various encryption/decryption methods and digital signatures, electronics, and telecommunications, blockchain technology, computer-based gaming, business methods counseling and protection of related intellectual property rights, and evaluation of emerging high technologies.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Raymond was an engineering software manager and a senior hardware design engineer for Xerox Corporation. At K&R Investment Group, as a principal, he negotiated and structured deals, conducted due diligence and appraisals, and developed business plans, for acquisition of mid-size manufacturing companies. He was also a visiting lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Of the many factors that contribute to Raymond’s success, the most formidable determinant is the simplest: an exceptional work product. Clients trust his advice and recognize his ability to protect their resources and proactively anticipate threats. Raymond seamlessly blends his technical and legal knowledge and excellent case management style to help his clients protect their IP portfolios. His easy-going personality, straight talk, and infectious sense of humor have turned long-term clients into trusted friends.

After gaining multiple engineering degrees and technical experience, Raymond chose to pursue law to practice intellectual property law utilizing his significant experience in various technologies. Raymond is an avid skier in his free time and enjoys snowboarding, sailing, and motorcycle touring.


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