We are pleased to announce the expansion of Potomac Law’s Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Partners Reza Mollaaghababa, Jack Penny, and Reza Sadr in Boston and Matthew Beal in New York.

"We are delighted to welcome the two Rezas, Jack, and Matthew to the firm,” said Benjamin Lieber, Managing Partner of Potomac Law. “They bring a vast array of technical expertise and add significant depth to our growing patent law practice.” Lieber added.

Their arrival follows the recent additions of Amanda Y. Baker, Bruce Wolstoncroft, Helen Wolstoncroft, David Boundy, and Brian Hairston, all of whom joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice this year.

Reza Mollaaghababa focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and preparation of patentability, infringement, validity, and clearance opinions.

He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in diverse fields of technology, including photonics/optics, nanotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor processing, lithography, telecommunications, magnetic resonance, and computer hardware and software and works with a wide range of clients in the pharmaceutical and medical devices, manufacturing, energy and utilities and consumer products industries.

Reza has been recognized by several prominent legal and industry rankings including The Invented Award by Boston Law Patent Association; The Top Lawyers 2021 by Boston Magazine and Best Lawyers in America®. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and his B.S. from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jack Penny focuses his practice on creating and managing robust global patent/intellectual property portfolios. Jack also prepares opinions concerning infringement, validity, unenforceability and patentability, performs patent litigation and intellectual property licensing.

Jack has expertise in the mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical technical fields including medical instruments and devices, printer and imaging technology, marine technology, semiconductors, aerospace technology, wireless technology, manufacturing, automobile technology, energy storage, computer hardware and software, aircraft technology, and heavy machinery.

Jack previously worked for Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles designing geosynchronous communications satellites, and at Seiko Epson Corporation in Nagano, Japan as in-house patent counsel. Jack has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia on various topics of U.S. patent law. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University, his M.S. from the University of Southern California, and his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Reza Sadr has more than 15 years of experience counseling companies on planning and developing their patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. Sadr has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for clients in a variety of areas including mass spectrometry, various technologies related to medical devices, mobile devices; optical and electrical storage; computer hardware and software, 3D displays and lasers, and other inventions critical to a company’s business operations.

He previously worked at EMC2 Corporation where he served as a principal software engineer and a test automation team manager, positions that gave him in-depth knowledge of the specific challenges that software companies face.

With advanced degrees and a technical discipline in physics, Reza is well-equipped to provide strategies to help his clients protect their intellectual technology. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, Summa Cum Laude, his Ph.D. from Boston University, his M.S. from Northeastern University, and his B.S. from Sharif University of Technology.

Matthew Beal counsels clients on patent strategies, and prepares and prosecutes both U.S. and international patent applications in a wide range of areas, including healthcare, medical technology, software, electronics, aerospace systems, internet applications, text and video analytics, and telecommunications.

While at GE Healthcare, he was lead patent counsel and developed patent portfolio management strategies across multiple jurisdictions, including the U.S., China, Japan, India, and Europe. He received his J.D. and M.S. from Case Western Reserve University, and his B.S. from Ohio State University.

Mollaaghababa, Sadr, and Beal join from Nelson Mullins, and Penny joins from Womble Bond Dickinson.

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