Dev Narasimhan

Dev Narasimhan

2401 3rd Ave., #1107

Seattle, WA 98121




§  3D printing, manufacturing, consumer products, computer-enabled design processes, athletic/health monitoring, medical devices, biotechnology

§  Legal reasoning, legal analysis, legal research, legal writing, problem solving, critical thinking

§  Prior art and literature research (patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, due diligence)

§  US and international patent preparation and prosecution

§  Management of external counsels and external partners


Professional Experience
Volunteer/Contract Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Amir Adibi

July 2019-present

Currently representing clients pro-bono in an asylum case on behalf of NWIRP
Drafting OA responses and applications for Amir Adibi, a patent attorney for Imperium Patents
Employment Gap, Portland, OR

February 2019-June 2019

§  Volunteered as a coach attorney at Parkrose High School for their mock trial team

§  My girlfriend’s father had surgery for cancer removal, and I helped with his recovery

§  My girlfriend was finishing her MBA and was applying to various locations before we decided on Seattle

§  Prepared for our move to Seattle


Patent Counsel , Adidas International, Inc., Portland, OR

November 2014-February 2019

Advised Adidas on their legal and IP positions for products, computer-enabled processes, 3D printing, and manufacturing methods
Performed prior art searches and analyses on received invention disclosures for patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and due diligence
Managed and coordinated patent preparation and prosecution strategies with both Adidas and outside counsel in US, EP, and other foreign jurisdictions
Coordinated product line reviews with different business units and advised on design and utility executions
Provided IP support to Contracts Counsel and Trademark Counsel for agreement drafting and branding/marketing executions
Developed and conducted internal trainings to educate Adidas on competitive patent landscapes and to determine workarounds for crafting long-term patent strategies
Patent Analyst, Global Patent Solutions, Scottsdale, AZ

August 2013-October 2014

Conducted prior art searches for PCT applications received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for both the Biotechnology and Medical Devices teams
Drafted patentability reports on the novelty and inventive step of claims relating to biotechnology and medical device applications
Reviewed applications relating to cancer diagnostic methods, herbal supplements, fluorescent gene marking, physiological monitors, vascular grafts, glucose sensors, surgical tools, and implants
Searched prior art and drafted reports pertaining to patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions
Extern, Hartman Global IP, Valparaiso, IN

January 2013-April 2013

Constructed memoranda detailing arguments for responses to office actions, specifically relating to life science fields
Provided input in drafting amendments to claims to overcome examiner rejections
Summer Extern, U.S. Department of Energy, Lemont, IL

June 2012-August 2012

Reviewed and drafted response to Patent Office actions, specifically relating to physics, chemistry, and ballistics
Drafted patent application for invention pertaining to system and method for generating natural gas
Developed presentation on America Invents Act for DOE Counsel
Conducted prior art searches for invention files
Clinical Engineering Intern, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

January 2010-May 2010

Reviewed surgical instrument supply companies and their products
Investigated medical devices returned for defects
Created storage system for returned medical devices
Investigated and evaluated compression products for hospital patients with bed sores and deep vein thrombosis
Research Intern, Baxter Healthcare, Round Lake, IL

June 2008-August 2008

Created cell cultures for Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) derived from bone marrow and cord blood monocytes to find colonies to determine the best source for EPCs
Maintained and fed cell cultures to determine number of colonies to evaluate cell growth
Maintained documentation of lab work for reference and future studies
Photographed cell cultures to determine cell viability
Testing and Design Engineer, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

January 2007-May 2008

Conducted experiments relating to muscle activity and response time for stroke survivors
Analyzed electromyography (EMG) data using Matlab programs I coded
Designed a motorized glove apparatus that opens and closes the hand
Designed circuit board for a glove that incorporates EMG electrodes and voice command

Valparaiso University School of Law

§  J.D., May 2013

§  Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, Intellectual Property Law Association, Tax Law Society, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

§  M.S., Biomedical Engineering, May 2013: Specialization in Biomaterials and Cell and Tissue Engineering


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

§  B.S., Biomedical Engineering, December 2008: Specialization in Cell and Tissue Engineering

§  Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity


PENDING         State of Washington Bar: Currently putting together application of admission
2019-present     Washington State Patent Law Association
2019-present     South Asian Bar Association – Washington
2018-present     Owen M. Panner Inn of Court
2014-present     State of Maryland Bar (Atty. No. 1402260001)
2012-present     US Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 70,051)

2019-present     Volunteer Attorney for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
2018-present     Parkrose High School Mock Trial Coach
2012-2013         Site Coordinator for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
PUBLICATIONS and Presenations
§  Narasimhan, Dev: Let Someone Else Deal with it: Patent Law’s Attempts to Define a “Human Organism” for Patentability, PatCon 3 at Chicago-Kent School of Law (April 2013)

§  Narasimhan, Dev: The Road to Anti-Corruption: The Jan Lokpal Bill and its Effects on India’s Political Climate, 2012 Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association at Drexel University Earl Macke School of Law (October 2012)

Narasimhan, Dev et al.: Development of a Portable Actuated Orthotic Glove to Facilitate Gross Extension of the Digits for Therapeutic Training after Stroke, Conf. Proc. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc. 2009


  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Advising
  • Legal Research
  • Microsoft office
  • project management



Juris Doctorate at Valparaiso University School of Law


Masters, Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University


Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Updated 3 years ago

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