Reza Dokhanchy is an IP litigator focusing on high-tech patent, trade secret, and copyright litigation in U.S. district court, at the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Reza has led teams that have achieved victories in each of these forums across a variety of technical areas, including cellular communications, Wi-Fi, internet and computer networking, wearable electronics, computer architecture, computer vision and modeling, two-way wireless radios, electronic surveillance systems, and consumer electronics. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, ranging from examining witnesses in jury trials to arguing hearings and motions before district court judges and IPR panels, both deposing and working with expert and fact witnesses, and managing day-to-day aspects of a case, including discovery and client relationships. Reza also advises clients on pre-litigation and general IP strategy matters, including issues relating to venture capital and M&A activity.

Reza’s strong technical background, which includes both professional and advanced academic experience, is an asset in and out of the courtroom and finds application in all the work that he does.

Reza is also active in pro bono representation, assisting veterans in obtaining benefits, helping non-profit organizations better serve homeless populations, including homeless youth, and helping to ensure the integrity of the election process.


Thought Leadership


Cooperative Infringement: I Get By (Infringement Laws) with a Little Help from My Friends, Berkeley Technology Law Journal. 26 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 135 (2011).

Memberships & Affiliations

Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012, California
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2012

    Annual Review Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2010–2012

    Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2009–2010

    Law and Technology Program Certification

    Fellow, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, 2011–2012

  • University of California, Los AngelesM.S., Electrical Engineering2009
  • University of California, Los AngelesB.S., Electrical Engineeringcum laude2007

    Eta Kappa Nu

    Tau Beta Pi