Syed specializes in U.S. and international patent and trademark prosecution, enforcement, licensing and litigation matters. He received a B.Eng in Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University (2000) and a M.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2003), where his graduate research focused on acoustic emissions monitoring of space shuttle external tanks. Syed earned his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (2012), where he graduated magna cum laude.
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (magna cum laude) 2012
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Syed's trademark practice covers all aspects of trademark, including clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing, and litigation, as well as counselling clients on a wide range of issues related to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, trade dress, unfair competition, and domestic and international filing strategies.
Syed’s patent practice draws on nearly a decade of industry experience in design, analysis, testing, repairs, and certification of aerospace products. Syed’s engineering experience includes holding technical leadership positions at leading aerospace companies, with special emphasis on structural analysis and repairs of aircraft composite structures. Most recently, Syed worked as a lead engineer at Boeing, leading a team of engineers performing structural analysis of the Boeing 787’s aircraft structures.
Syed has also represented clients in various federal courts covering matters involving patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, as well as in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and domain name dispute resolution actions before NAF, WIPO and other ICANN approved dispute resolution providers.
While in law school, Syed served as a judicial extern to Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, US District Court, Western District of Washington. During the summer of 2012, Syed also worked as a Summer Associate at Seed IP Law Group.
Syed is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association.