TROY, MI, November 30, 2016 – Troy, Michigan-based intellectual property law firm Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane, P.C. announced today that it is expanding its national presence with the addition of Kayvon Pourmirzaie as the Managing Director of the firm’s California office.

“We are very pleased that Kayvon has joined the firm,” said Andrew R. Basile, Jr., the firm’s president. “We are committed to our continued growth in northern California to serve our Silicon Valley client base. Kayvon’s deep technology experience and background as an entrepreneur and entrepreneurial advisor will serve our clients well.”

Mr. Pourmirzaie focuses his practice on patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling for domestic and international clients. He also focuses his practice on technology licensing, transactional matters and corporate matters for emerging companies. He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of applications across a wide range of technologies including computer software, databases, telecommunications, IT, semiconductors, storage devices, automotive technologies, MEMS, sensors, IoT, healthtech, medical devices and wearable devices. Prior to joining Young Basile, Mr. Pourmirzaie was an associate for 6 years at Sawyer Law Group, PC, a nationally recognized IP boutique firm based in Palo Alto, CA.

Mr. Pourmirzaie has experience as an entrepreneur having previously co-founded two venture backed startups; one in software and the other in implantable medical devices. He serves as an entrepreneurial advisor to numerous emerging companies associated with leading incubators including Y Combinator, Plug & Play Tech Center, Highway1, Rock Health, Harvard i-lab and Wharton VIP.

Mr. Pourmizaie received his Juris Doctor cum laude from The University of San Diego School of Law in 2010 and his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from The University of California, San Diego in 2006. He will receive his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. He is licensed to practice in California and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

About Young Basile

With offices in Michigan, California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, Young Basile provides a full range of intellectual property and commercial legal services to global and national clients in technology-intensive industries, including software, automotive, electronics and medical devices.

For additional information, please contact Andrew R. Basile at [email protected].