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 2000 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 three recent IP law focused papers that published in three separate top 5 ranked national law journals for IP, with two of the three being chosen as lead articles (see here (2019), here (2020), and here (2022)). Moreover, he published an article in a top five ranked journal for education law, focusing on ways to teach and assess cultural competency in law school (see here (2020)). His most recent law review article on “Killing Rarity” examines rare property rights in the context of trophy hunting of endangered mammals in Africa (see here (2022).
Seve is engaged within his professional community, including with IP lawyers, Entrepreneurs in start-ups, executives, investors, as well as his current and former law students.
Private Practice Articles:
Social Media Law (2021), see here.
Trademark Clearance Opinions (2021), see here.