Syed M. Abedi

Syed’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent and trademark prosecution, enforcement, licensing and litigation matters. He received a B.Eng in Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University and a M.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where his graduate research focused on acoustic emissions monitoring of space shuttle external tanks. Syed earned his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (2012), where he served as a judicial extern to Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, US District Court, Western District of Washington. Syed graduated magna cum laude.

From his valuable experience working in the aerospace industry, Syed has leaned on his engineering background to provide sky's-the-limit IP support for his clients. The strength of his patent practice comes from a decade + of industry experience with design, analysis, testing, repairs, and certification of aerospace products, with special emphasis on structural analysis and repairs of aircraft composite structures. This depth of knowledge allows him to seamlessly communicate complex technical issues to his clients leading to better collaboration on a legal strategy that aligns with their IP goals. Syed’s business-centric approach to patents complements his robust trademark practice which covers all aspects of trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing, and litigation. His clients also rely on his judgement for a wide range of issues related to copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, trade dress, unfair competition, and domestic and international filing strategies.

On the litigation front, Syed has worked closely with clients in various federal courts covering matters involving patent, trademark, and trade secrets, as well as in inter partes proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and domain name dispute resolution actions before NAF,WIPO and other ICANN approved dispute resolution providers.

Seattle University School of Law

J.D. (magna cum laude) 2012

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering

M.Eng. 2003

Ryerson University

Aerospace Engineering

B.Eng. 2000

Syed is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association. Syed serves on the Non-Traditional Marks Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association IP Section.


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Honors & Awards

Selected to Washington Rising Stars®, 2019-2022