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Prior Work Experience :
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Saga Corporation, American Restaurant Group, Inc.
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Patrick has a wealth of experience from thirty-plus years in law working at large law firms and major corporations. He is a true generalist with talents and expertise in multiple disciplines. This includes more than twenty-one years as a hands-on General Counsel
Patrick’s corporate and financial experience spans legal and business counseling to various boards and CEO’s, co-authoring financial statements, SEC filings, and press releases, administering corporate records, fulfilling the corporate secretary function, and managing various tender offers, stock conversions/exchanges, and stock records. He negotiates and counsels regarding corporate loan agreements, financing leases, and creditor/debtor remedies.
He has lengthy experience with respect to strategies and management of trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has structured and administered domestic and international license agreements, FTC and UFOC disclosures, offering registrations, and franchise saleS compliance. He has also worked on several joint ventures across the Asia-Pacific region.
Patrick’s expertise in insurance and corporate risk management has successfully led to significant savings through improved insurance policies, lower insurance premiums, and reduced required financial reserves.
Patrick’s direction of real-estate initiatives includes spearheading land purchases and sales, managing leasing, supporting development, ensuring regulatory compliance,addressing environmental impact issues and overseeing permitting and licensing. He has negotiated hundreds of real-estate transactions.
His experience in labor law and employment law reaches from responding to union organizing efforts to compliance with federal and state laws governing the employment relationship including EEOC issues, ADA compliance, wage & hour matters, discrimination/harassment concerns, unlawful working conditions, and other concerns.
Patrick’s transactional experience includes merges & acquisitions, as umerous service contracts, distribution agreements, and all sorts commercial contracts.
J.D. – Harvard Law School, A.B. Social Sciences – U.C. Berkeley.
Bar Admissions :
State Bar of California.
Prior Work Experience :
Motorola Inc, McDermott Will & Emery, Blakely Sokoloff, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
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Firasat is the founder of Creso Legal. He has over a decade of experience in litigating, prosecuting, and counseling clients on a wide-variety of intellectual property (IP) matters. His litigation experiences include serving as trial counsel in several patent cases taken successfully to verdict both in Federal District Courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). His prosecution and portfolio management experiences include preparing and prosecuting patents in a wide range of electrical, mechanical, and software technologies, managing portfolios and supervising attorneys on prosecution matters, advising both small and large clients on portfolio growth, and managing IP issues for two Motorola divisions.
Firasat also has a deep technical background. His technical experience, gained through IP litigation/prosecution work and actual industry work, spans across a variety of industries and technologies. His technical diversity along with the legal experiences gained at law firms, in-house, and at the ITC has allowed Firasat to provide well-rounded IP advice to various companies and become their eyes and ears for all IP porposes.
In addition, Firasat has also worked on legal matters involving civil litigation, licensing, monetization of patents, IP due diligence for mergers & acquisitions and strategic investments, IP asset assessment and valuation, and taxation of IP. He has also acted as primary counsel for companies and helped them with day-to-day corporate and IP issues.
Firasat frequently publishes and speaks on various IP topics. Some of his engagements include University of California Berkley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, India-based Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), and Motorola, Inc., where Firasat has taught several courses on topics relating to enforcement and thorough protection of intellectual property.
The John Marshall Law School, B.S. Engineering – Temple University, M.S. Engineering Research – Penn State University, Business and Venture Courses – Stanford University.
Bar Admissions :
State Bar of California, U.S. Patent Office.