Kayvan Bakhtiari Noroozi Is A Trial Lawyer.
email@example.com(310) 975-7074Kayvan NorooziKayvan has successfully litigated complex matters against a number of the world’s largest companies.
Kayvan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. Kayvan has represented patent owners at trial, before the Federal Circuit, and in dozens of inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
In Core Wireless v. LG Electronics, Kayvan obtained one of the ten largest patent infringement verdicts in Texas in 2016. The jury found that LG had willfully infringed two Nokia-invented patents, which had been declared essential to the 2G and 3G telecommunications standards. The jury also awarded running royalties. The district court subsequently awarded enhanced damages—the first time a court has granted such damages in a case involving declared standard-essential patents. In its order, the district court emphasized cross-examination testimony obtained by Kayvan in which LG’s corporate representative admitted that “after thorough review of the patents-in-suit he concluded that the patents are novel and non-obvious.” 2:14-cv-912, Dkt. 47 at 2.
In Dell et al. v. Realtime Data, Kayvan obtained a decision upholding the patentability of all claims of Realtime’s data compression patent in the face of an inter partes review challenge by Dell, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Oracle, Riverbed, and several others. The decision emphasized the “plethora” of admissions Kayvan obtained during expert cross-examination, in which the expert contradicted key statements in his declaration. IPR2016-01002, Paper 71 at 17.
Kayvan has also successfully litigated patent infringement matters against Google, AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com, each of which entered into significant licensing agreements only days or weeks before trial.
Kayvan is currently counsel in over thirty matters pending before the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His clients include institutional patent holders and litigation finance funds.
In addition to his legal practice, Kayvan is also a pharmaceutical entrepreneur. He is President & CEO of Koios Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to increasing access to affordable medicines by introducing generic competition.
Kayvan is a recognized writer and speaker on intellectual property law and policy. With Richard Epstein, he is the author of Why Incentives for “Patent Holdout” Threaten to Dismantle FRAND, and Why It Matters, 31 Berkeley Tech. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2017), one of the ten most downloaded new articles on SSRN in a number of subject areas, including patents, contract economics theory, innovation policy, and regulation. He has been invited to speak at the Hoover Institution on the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law, and is a regular invitee to the Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP^2). Kayvan has also been quoted in leading trade publications such as Intellectual Asset Magazine and Global Competition Review.
Kayvan began his career as an appellate clerk to Judge Jerry E. Smith of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and previously practiced at Irell & Manella. From 2014 through 2018, SuperLawyers named him a Southern California “Rising Star.”
A natural choice for high-stakes matters. Unique intelligence, insight, and personality.Corey M. Horowitz Chairman & CEO, Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
Great instincts and strategic judgment in high-stakes matters. He excels under intense pressure, and is always ready for trial.Jeff Eichmann Partner, Dovel & Luner LLP
Excellent cross-examination skills and vision. He can navigate complex economic and technical issues and translate his talents into results.Greg Dovel Partner, Dovel & Luner LLP
A definite asset, particularly in complex litigation such as patent litigation.Dennis Dupray TracBeam LLC
Tactical and smart. He has an excellent sense of the field of play and addresses the legal and pragmatic stakes with a full understanding of his clients’ best interests.Justice Carlos R. Moreno (Ret.) California Supreme Court & former US Ambassador to Belize
University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with Honors), 2009
- Research assistant to Prof. Richard Epstein
- John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics
- Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Economics), 2005
Sciences Po (International Diploma)