Shabnam Shafiee, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Communications, is a registered Patent Agent and a member of the firm’s Patent Group, where she focuses on patent preparation and prosecution.  Dr. Shafiee’s technical competencies include digital, wireless, and multi-user communications, digital signal processing, digital logic design, information theory and cryptography, coding, queuing theory, probability and stochastic processes, and networking.

Dr. Shafiee helps clients in preparing and prosecuting patent applications for technologies including wireless communications, digital signal processing, computer software and hardware, medical devices, cloud-based identity management systems, and haptic systems.  She previously worked as a Biomedical Engineer with Perinatronics Medical Systems, an R&D firm in Maryland, where she developed novel algorithms for electrocardiogram noise removal in MRIs, and obtained patents for the same.


  • Miles & Stockbridge, Patent Agent
  • Arent Fox, Patent Agent
  • Oblon, Patent Agent
  • Perinatronics Medical Systems, Biomedical Engineer


  • “Reducing Noise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Conductive Loops,” US Patent No. 8,659,297
  • “Towards the Secrecy Capacity of the Gaussian MIMO Wire-tap Channel: The 2-2-1 Channel,” IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, 55(9):4033-4039, September 2009
  • “Achievable Rates in Gaussian MISO Channels with Secrecy Constraints,” IEEE ISIT, Nice, France, June 2007
  • “Mutual Information Games in Multi-user Channels with Correlated Jamming,” IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, 55(10):4598-4607, October 2009
  • “Capacity of Multiple Access Channels with Correlated Jamming,” IEEE MILCOM, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2005
  • “Correlated Jamming in Multiple Access Channels,” CISS, Baltimore, MD, Mar. 2005
  • “Secrecy Capacity of the 2-2-1 Gaussian MIMO Wire-tap Channel,” 3rd ISCCSP, St. Julians, Malta, March 2008
  • “Signalling and Resource Allocation for Secure Communication in Gaussian Wireless Channels,” ECE Department, University of Maryland College Park, Feb. 2008


  • University of Maryland College Park, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Communications, 2008
  • Sharif University of Technology, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, 1996

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