Reza Roghani Esfahani

IP Litigation

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Reza's practice concentrates on intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent litigation involving a wide range of technologies including mechanical, chemical, and pharmaceuticals. Reza also has experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as intellectual property due diligence.

Reza earned his Bachelor’s and Master's of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. While pursuing his engineering degrees, Reza worked on projects directed at breast cancer therapy, live cell delivery, and the development of small molecule inhibitors of a human protein implicated in thrombosis. Additionally, Reza helped fabricate and functionalize microfluidic devices for isolating circulating tumor cells. Reza also has experience working on petroleum projects. In particular, his projects were directed toward the investigation of the aggregation kinetics of crude oil components.

Reza holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. For two years, Reza taught a senior-level Chemical Engineering course at the University of Michigan as a graduate student instructor. During his time at the University of Michigan, Reza was an active member of student organizations such as the Honor Society of Chemical Engineers and the Intellectual Property Student Association.


“Microencapsulation of Live Cells in Synthetic Polymer Capsules,” ACS Omega Publications, June 2017


Co-Presenter, “PTAB Year in Review: New Designated Decisions and Procedures Impact AIA Trial Strategies,” BK Hosted Webinar, January 2021

Speaker, “Optimization of Polyphenolic Inhibitor,” ACS Regional Meeting, 2012


J.D., University of Michigan

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan


Farsi (Persian)