Shahnam is a registered patent attorney who advises global pharmaceutical, agricultural, and other life science and technology companies on all aspects of patent portfolio development, analysis and appeals, as well as post-grant proceedings and intellectual property transactional activities. He has prepared and prosecuted more than 1,000 U.S. and international patent applications and, as a former patent examiner, provides customized approaches to his clients in a wide range of technologies, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, pharmacology, biotechnology, medical diagnostics and cosmetic products.
He provides a full range of patent law services to clients, including infringement and validity studies, freedom-to-practice studies and design-around to help clients achieve their strategic and commercial goals. He has also appeared before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a number of proceedings on behalf of his clients.
As a Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) professional, Shahnam utilizes a strong understanding of the regulatory framework of cannabis and hemp-derived CBD products to advise clients on FDA regulatory matters, marketing and advertising strategies for drug and dietary supplement products.