Dr. Dariush Adli, Ph.D., Esq., is the Founder and President of ADLI Law Group.
Dr. Adli is perhaps best known as the “go to” trial lawyer in high stakes intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret) and complex commercial disputes.
The reason is clear; for over two decades, Dr. Adli has successfully counseled and represented U.S., Asian and European businesses, from Fortune 500 corporations to startup companies, in intellectual property and business matters. In 2010, after years of successful practice at big law firms, Dr. Adli decided to act on his vision of offering clients the “choice combination” of high-quality work product, typical of bigger U.S. law firms, and the ready access and more affordable fees typical of specialized boutique firms.
This vision gave birth to the success, which is ADLI Law Group, P.C.
Dr. Adli is well recognized as a premier strategist in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and complex commercial disputes and is widely sought after by businesses large and small, seeking effective strategies for protecting their valuable intellectual property assets.
In that effort, Dr. Adli partners with businesses to identify their protectable intellectual property assets and to develop customized legal strategies, which are consistent with the businesses’ goals, resources and risk tolerance.
Dr. Adli has a deep understanding of science and technology. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
After a few years as a scientist/engineer at a top engineering consulting firm in the Boston area, Dr. Adli decided to pursue a career in law and enrolled in the J.D. program at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1998.
Dr. Adli has first chaired numerous trials in intellectual property and complex commercial matters at federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and in arbitration proceedings.
Dr. Adli also has significant experience in patent post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in proceedings before the Trademark Trial Appeal Board (TTAB).
Successfully represented vaporizer product manufacturer and distributor against main competitor in patent infringement action to a highly favorable claim construction ruling by the Court.
Won bench trial representing renowned Hollywood writer/director/producer in copyright ownership claim by major special effects company.
Won bench trial representing sound technology startup in complex commercial case involving contract, labor and intellectual property infringement claims. Subsequent to trial, Dr. Adli sought and obtained attorneys’ fees for client as the prevailing party in the dispute.
Won jury trial by obtaining favorable verdicts on liability and damages representing major beauty supply manufacturer and nationwide distributor in trademark infringement dispute with main business competitor.
Won jury trial defending startup designer and manufacturer of custom automobile wheels in patent infringement action brought by the dominant player in the field.
Successfully represented major Asian corporation in patent infringement action at the International Trade Commission (ITC) against Korean competitor conglomerate.
Won summary judgement of patent invalidity against major smart phone battery case manufacturer.
Successfully represented wind turbine startup company against competitor in a patent infringement action to a highly favorable claim construction ruling by the court.
Successfully won permanent injunction, damages and attorneys’ fees representing Taiwanese diving and snorkeling equipment manufacturer against competitor in patent infringement action.
Represented and helped represent clients in patent infringement matters involving diverse areas of technology including semiconductors, solar cells, integrated circuits, computer hardware, architecture, software, digital processing and communications. Experienced, as first chair and second chair, in all phases of patent infringement litigation, including: strategizing, preparing budget estimates, pre–filing infringement and validity analysis, opposing counsel negotiations, scheduling conference preparation and hearing, fact witness identification and deposition, claim construction proceedings and technology tutorials, expert witness identification and preparation; expert reports and depositions, and extensive trial preparation, including mock jury exercises.
Patent Acquisition (Prosecution), Opinion and Reexamination:
Supervisory and hands–on experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and providing infringement and validity opinions in various technology areas including semiconductor, optics, integrated circuit, computer hardware, software, digital processing, communications, medical devices, consumer electronic products including cameras, printers, copiers, the Internet and commercial nuclear power related technology. Prepared and filed inter–parte and ex–parte reexamination requests at the PTO.
Counseled clients in patent and technology assessment and portfolio analysis, strategic planning, and the development of policies and programs for protecting confidential information.
Trademark, Trade Dress and Copyright Litigation:
Helped represent and successfully settled a case against several defendants in trademark litigation brought by Nike Corp. Represented and successfully settled a case against several defendants in trademark litigation brought by a US Cell Phone Case manufacturer. Successfully represented defendant in trade dress litigation brought by a US Auto and Truck lighting manufacturer.