Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Intellectual Property Law

Barmak Sani

Barmak Sani
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Barmak Sani focuses his practice on patent counseling. Mr. Sani has assisted domestic and international companies including numerous Silicon Valley start-ups in building and managing patent portfolios as well as analyzing patents in a variety of contexts including infringement/validity opinions, reexamination and reissue proceedings, design around efforts, and litigation. He has also provided in-depth analysis of patent portfolios in the context of licensing negotiations, venture capital investments, and corporate acquisitions.

Mr. Sani has extensive experience in the prosecution of foreign and domestic patents in a variety of electronics fields, including volatile and non-volatile semiconductor memories, solid state drive (SSD) systems, semiconductor power devices, semiconductor process and packaging, electronic design automation (EDA), rooftop solar systems, and power tools electronics

Prior to joining WAVS IP, Mr. Sani practiced at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton where he served as a co-leader of the Electronics & Software Practice Group for four years and prior to that served as the hiring partner for the practice group for three years.

Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr. Sani worked at Signetics Corporation as a circuit designer, and later at a start-up company, Wafer Scale Integration, Inc., managing a team of integrated circuit designers primarily responsible for the design and development of high performance non-volatile memory products. He has nine years of industry experience in the area of non-volatile memory technology. Mr. Sani holds two patents and has published and presented a number of articles related to non-volatile memories.

Barmak Sani
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  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University School of Engineering
  • J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law

Bar Admissions:

  • California State Bar
  • U.S. Patent Bar


  • IP Portfolio Development
  • Licensing & Other IP Sharing Arrangements
  • Reexaminations & Reissues
  • Invalidity and Noninfringement Opinions

Technical Expertise:

  • Semiconductor Technologies
  • Solid State Drive Systems
  • Electronic Design Automation