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Imtiaz Billah specializes in international patent preparation and prosecution for biopharmaceutical, software, and electronics innovators. Technical fields in which he focuses include computer software, wireless communication methods, integrated circuits, semiconductor processing, and advanced materials.
Prior to joining the firm, Imtiaz was a patent agent at IBM. At IBM, he gained extensive experience drafting the specifications, drawings, and claims for patent applications, corresponding with U.S. and international inventors, and filing responses to Office Actions.
Before beginning his career in patent law, Imtiaz worked as a chemist in both industrial and academic settings. He became well versed in synthetic preparation of organic compounds, transition metal complexes, and polymers; spectroscopic characterization; and reactivity studies.
Imtiaz received a M.A., Chemistry (with a focus on Inorganic Chemistry), from the University of Chicago in 2014; a M.S., Chemistry (with a focus on Organic Chemistry), from the University of Chicago in 2005; and a B.S., Chemistry, from Brandeis University in 2004, with honors.
Torrey Pines Law Group, PC serves technology innovators with protecting intellectual property, obtaining regulatory approvals and clearances, and making deals and closing technology transactions throughout the U.S., including in major technology hubs such as San Diego, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Boulder, Orlando, the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), the Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC), Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Ann Arbor, and throughout Southern California in Los Angeles, Orange County, Irvine, Torrey Pines, Sorrento Valley, and La Jolla.
We have experience with international intellectual property, regulatory and transactional matters pending in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou China; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt Gemany; Tel Aviv Israel; Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi India; London and Edinburgh United Kingdom; Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal Canada; Dublin, Ireland; Cape Town, South Africa; Mexico City and Tijuana Mexico; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; Madrid and Barcelona Spain; Moscow, Russia; Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; Hanoi, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Milan, Italy; Singapore; Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Kiev, Ukraine; Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czechia; Geneva and Lausanne Switzerland; Bahrain; Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi and Dubai UAE; and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Chemical Patent Agent - Software Patent Preparation & Prosecution advisor - Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Opinions