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Background

Noorossadat Torabi is an associate in the litigation group in Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office. Ms. Torabi has worked on a range of intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. She has experience in drafting pleadings, fact discovery, expert discovery, and drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions in litigation involving software and consumer products. In the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals fields, Ms. Torabi has experience with prior art searching, document production and review, prosecution history analysis, and other non-litigation patent analysis.

Ms. Torabi’s legal experience includes numerous matters in Federal courts across the country. In addition, Ms. Torabi is actively involved in pro bono work. In particular, she has worked on cases involving voting rights and housing discrimination. Ms. Torabi also regularly volunteers to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship.

Prior to joining Fish, Ms. Torabi worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Prior to law school, Dr. Torabi earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University where she investigated genetic basis of complex hereditary traits in yeast using techniques such as microarray and high-throughput sequencing.

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law 2015
Moot Court Board, Competition Advocacy Editor​

cum laude


Ph.D., Princeton University 2012
Molecular Biology


M.S., University of Tehran 2007
Biotechnology


B.S., University of Tehran 2007
Biotechnology

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2014
  • New York 2016
  • California 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Other Distinctions

​Publications

Protective Agreements Before and During BPCIA Litigation: Prosecution and Regulatory Bars,” with Tasha Francis and Jenny Shmuel, Fish Litigation Blog (April 7, 2017).

“Genetic Basis of Hidden Phenotypic Variation Revealed by Increased Translational Read-through in Yeast,” with L. Kruglyak, PLoS Genetics 8(3) e1002546.

“Variants in SUP45 and TRM10 underlie natural variation in translation termination efficiency in S. cerevisiae,” with L. Kruglyak, PLoS Genetics 7(7): e1002211.

“Dissection of genetically complex traits with extremely large pools of yeast segregants,” with I. M. Ehrenreich, Y. Jia, J. Kent, S. Martis, J. A. Shapiro, D. Gresham, A. A. Caudy, L. Kruglyak, Nature, April 15, 2010.

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