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Blank Rome Welcomes Intellectual Property Associate in Houston

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Abdul S. Abdullahi has rejoined the Firm as an associate in the Intellectual Property & Technology group. He is based in the Firm’s Houston office.

Abdul rejoins Blank Rome from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent matters. Abdul has experience advising clients and foreign associates on various issues associated with intellectual property law, including licenses involving open source software, subject matter eligibility in the post-Alice era, prior commercial use defense under 35 U.S.C. § 273, virtual marking in post-AIA era, interference proceedings, and protection of semiconductors using mask work protection under 17 U.S.C. §§ 901-904, etc.

In addition, Abdul has prepared and prosecuted patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization in several technology areas, including social networking systems, audio driver technology, data transmission networks for musical instruments, data storage systems, computer networking systems, selective visual display systems, and semiconductor device manufacturing processes. He has also prepared end user license agreements, and conducted compliance reviews of open source software disclosures.

Abdul has published numerous articles on intellectual property and patent law issues. He authored a series on JD Supra titled, “Fresh from the Bench: Precedential Patent Cases from the Federal Circuit,” and was a published member and associate editor of University of Illinois College of Law’s Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.

Abdul is admitted to practice in California, Florida, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Illinois College of Law, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.B.A in International Business from Florida International University.