SEVE FALATI, Ph.D., Esq.
Shahrokh (Seve) is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts, before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and as a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Washington.
Seve has a technical background, namely completing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at a top 5 research university in the UK under the tutelage of British Professor of Pharmacology, Alastair Poole. He also completed a three year postdoctoral research fellowship as a Fellow in Medicine in one of the largest research laboratories at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel at the time, comprising 20+ postdoctoral Hematology clinical and research fellows from over a dozen countries, under the tutelage of the internationally renowned Professor of Hematology, Bruce Furie. Seve's first author publications have been cited over 1900 times by subsequent papers, according to Google Scholar.
Seve has worked exclusively in the Intellectual Property law field since 2003, mostly in private practice but also teaching IP law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, and a Tech. Entrepreneurship Clinic for four years at Albany Law School in NY. His private practice experience includes ten years spent in the high-paced large IP law practice groups of two very large and well-known law firms (Jones Day's NYC office, and a large IP boutique law firm). After leaving private practice for six months to help his parents manage his father's terminal illness and subsequent passing, Seve returned to NY and soon thereafter founded FALATI in 2014.
As a past elected President of the Eastern NY IP Law Association, Seve and his Board organized monthly invited dinner functions for fellow IP practitioners in either Albany or in White Plains, NY. Many of his Albany Law students attended such events, as well as CLE IP law luncheons with members of The Innovation & IP American Inn of Court. For more info. on Seve's work with law students at Albany Law School (2016-2020) and New York Law School (2021-present), see www.innovationandlaw.com. Seve's scholarship includes two recent IP law focused papers that published in two separate top 3 ranked national law journals for IP, with one being chosen as the lead article (see here (2019), and here (2020)). Moreover, Seve's paper on novel approaches for teaching and assessing cross-cultural skills in law schools received multiple publication offers, including from the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, nationally ranked third for "Minority, Race & Ethnic Issues & Law", see published article here (2020).
Seve is engaged within his professional community, including with IP lawyers, technology Entrepreneurs in start-ups, executives, investors, as well as the law students he taught and mentored. He presently teaches IP Law at New York Law School in Manhattan and is Director of the law school's Patent Law Clinic.
Private Practice Articles:
Social Media Law (2021), see here.
Trademark Clearance Opinions (2021), see here.