Marilyn R. Khorsandi
Khorsandi Patent Law Group,
A Law Corporation
180 S. Lake Ave., Suite 435
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-2864 fax
Marilyn Khorsandi is a patent attorney registered
to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She specializes
in the protection of intellectual property, including the practice
of patent and trademark law and prosecution. She is also experienced
in negotiating complex technology transactions.
Prior to attending law school, Marilyn had
more than fifteen years experience in scientific and business computer
software systems design and development with such companies as Planning
Research Corporation at Kennedy Space Center, Oryx Energy Company,
Sun Information Systems, and Electronic Data Systems. She holds
a Bachelor of Science in Statistics, magna cum laude, awarded
in 1973, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering/ Operations
Research, awarded in 1976, both from the University of Central Florida.
Marilyn was awarded a Juris Doctor
by Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.
With her technology background, Marilyn
focuses her intellectual property law practice in the area of computer
software, multimedia and converging technology inventions and related
transactions. She has prepared and prosecuted trademark, utility
patent, and design patent applications; the utility patent applications
have involved inventions in the computer software, electrical and
mechanical arts. She is also experienced in the analysis and preparation
of trademark and patent opinions concerning such matters as infringement
Although, the firm does not provide litigation
services, in addition to the transactional and prosecution
side of intellectual property law, Marilyn also has strong litigation
experience; cited cases include: S Industries, Inc. v. Stone
Age Equipment, et al., 12 F. Supp. 2d 796 (N.D. Ill. 1998).
Marilyn was admitted to practice before
California state courts in 1994 and has been admitted to practice
before numerous federal courts, including: the U.S. Court of Appeals,
Federal Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and several
U.S. District Courts including the Northern, Central and Southern
Districts of California.
While a student at Georgetown, Marilyn served
on the staff of the Tax Lawyer and authored the Law
Review article entitled, "Does Your Client Have a Profit Motive?
An Analysis of Tax Court Criteria Used to Evaluate a Taxpayer's
Profit Motive Under IRC Section 183," 47 Tax Lawyer
291 (Fall 1993). She also served as a student attorney with the
Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic. During
her time at Georgetown, Marilyn served as Legal Intern for the U.S.
Department of Justice (U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington D.C.,
Appellate Division), and for judges with the U.S. Court of Federal
Claims and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.
In service of the technology community of
Southern California, Marilyn served as a member of the Caltech/MIT
Enterprise Forum Executive Committee from 1995 to 2006. In this role, she
produced a number of forums for entrepreneurs that examined
business and technology issues regarding Computer Software, Internet
and Converging Technologies.
Marilyn is a recipient of the 2001
EDnet (Economic Development Network) Partnership Award
from the California Community Colleges Economic Development Program
in recognition of her role in the Pasadena Community CollegeBioCatalytics
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