Safet Metjahic

Partner - Not admitted in VA; Admitted to NY and DC Bars and USPTO

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  • American University Washington College of Law, JD, 2004
  • Syracuse University, Graduate Certificate in Public Management, 2000
  • The City University of New York, BE, Electrical Engineering, 1989
  • District of Columbia
  • Not Admitted in Virginia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Member, American Intellectual Property Association

Chair, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), North Jersey Section of Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS)

Member, International Association of Engineers

  • Serbo-Croatian

Safet is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Safet is the head of the firm's patent prosecution group. He focuses on complex patent litigation, post-grant exparte and inter-parte Patent Office proceedings, patent procurement and portfolio management, including preparation and prosecution, technology transfer, and client counseling. He has experience in a wide range of technologies, including electronics, electrical, software, telecommunications, business method, medical and mechanical arts. He represents a wide range of clients, spanning from small start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Safet accrued more than 16 years of experience at the PTO, where he examined patent applications, reissue applications and reexamination applications related to television and facsimile technologies. He also trained and supervised patent examiners in the examination of patent applications, reissue applications and reexamination applications in a variety of technologies, including television, facsimile, telecommunication, radio communication, photography, lithography, projection systems, measuring and testing (including medical device testing and bio-imaging), and database and file management systems.

He has more than 18 years of experience in reexamination practice. Safet has trained and led teams in the handling and examination of high-profile reexamination applications. He has also served as an expert in reexamination practice where he oversaw and supervised the handling and examination of all reexamination applications in a work group of more than 100 examiners.

Safet Metjahic
T: +1 212 548 7034F: +1 212 715 62871345 Avenue of the Americas
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New York, NY 10105-0106
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Representative Prosecution/Counseling Technologies

Advanced Intelligent Networks

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Networks

Automotive Components

Business Methods


Cellular Antenna Structure & Control

Camera Lenses

Charge-coupled Devices (CCD)

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Devices

Database & File Management Systems

Data Processing

Digital Cameras

Digital Video

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) Devices

Electronic Game Systems

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Input Devices including Keyboards & Touch-screen Displays

Measuring & Testing

Medical Devices

Medical Imaging Devices

Multiplexing Systems



Product Manufacturing

Satellite Communication & Control

Semiconductor Structure & Fabrication


Speech Coding


Video Games

Video Signal formatting/Processing Systems

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Wireless Devices

Representative Litigation Matters

Trudell Medical International v. PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc., et al., (Nebulizer Devices)

WIAV Solutions LLC v. PALM, Inc., et al. (Cellular Telephone Devices)

Illinois Tool Works Inc. d/b/a CFC International Corp. v. Waytek Corp. (Laminate Products and Processes therefor)

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. v. EP MedSystems, Inc. (Ultrasound Catheters)

Disa Industries A/S v. Thyssenkrupp Waupaca, Inc. (Sand Molding Machines)

Enpat, Inc. v. Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., (Active Front End Controller for AC-DC Conversion)

Freedom to Operate, Validity, Infringement and Enforceability Studies and Opinions in: Aircraft Systems; Automotive Components; Building Components; Business Methods; Camera Systems; Computer Displays; Computer Input/Output Systems; Gaming Systems; Medical Systems; Microprocessor Technology; Television Systems; Waste Management Systems

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing, New York, Legal 500 US, 2017

Bronze Medalist, Superior Federal Service, 2004
Author, "Sports Technology: Recent Patents and New Innovations," Winthrop Intelligence Publication, December 2013
Author, "Delaying Generic Drugs: The Legal Landscape Surrounding Reverse Payment Agreements to Protect Patent Holders," The New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, February/March 2010
Moderator, "Patent Prosecution and Litigation Issues," 8th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference, November 2016
Speaker, "Survey of Technology Transfer in Academia," Korea IP Tech Transfer Manager Conference, WIPA/NST, June 2016
Speaker, "IP Primer and Considerations for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups," USPTO Event, Cornell Tech., October 2015
Speaker, "Workshop: Intellectual Property Strategy for Startups," Korea IP Conference, July 2014
Speaker, "America Invests Act," Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, April 2014
Speaker, "Understanding Intellectual Property Rights," Chinatown Manpower Project of New York, November 2013 & November 2012
Speaker, "Patents and Business Strategies," USPTO Tech Fair, November 2007