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Baraa Kahf


Knobbe Martens

Baraa Kahf is a partner with Knobbe Martens. He has been zealously advocating for clients in intellectual property litigation for over a decade, since graduating from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2008. He has litigated in federal courts nationwide, before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Baraa’s has represented clients in various industries, including dental implant design and surgical software, pulse oximetry technology, DNA sequencing and diagnostics software, banking software, mobile phones, and GPS software and hardware. His practice includes litigating patent and trademark infringement lawsuits, federal and state trade secrets disputes, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, licensing disputes, and domain name disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Baraa worked as an I/T specialist for IBM Global Services, where he designed, developed, and implemented various software and internet applications, including supply chain management software, financial data mining software, and resource management software.

He has been named a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property litigation (2014-2019), named a “Top 10 Champion of DEI in the Law of OC” by the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (2022), and named to the Los Angeles Times “Orange County Visionaries” List in 2023.

Recent Articles by Baraa Kahf

Young Sheldon’s Inventorship Woes: Important Lessons for All Young Inventors

As the hit sitcom Young Sheldon comes to an end next month, a look back at the series offers an opportunity for young inventors to learn about inventorship. The coming-of-age show centers around a boy genius, Sheldon, who has run the gamut of growing up in expedited fashion—experiencing high school, college dorm life, and even a first (failed) kiss (attempt), all before being eligible to drive. Another milestone in Sheldon’s life—his first inventorship dispute—shows that it doesn’t take a boy genius to become a young inventor.