Mehdi Sheikerz, Partner
Experienced Patent Attorney and Patent Portfolio Strategist
Staas & Halsey LLP
Mehdi Sheikerz is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP. Mr. Sheikerz focuses on and has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to computer software in the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Sheikerz also advises clients on design patent, trademark and copyright related matters, including preparation and prosecution of design patent, trademark and copyright applications.
Mr. Sheikerz conducts presentations on intellectual property solutions, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights for clients.
Mr. Sheikerz has software industry experience. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a Computer Science degree, and before attending law school, Mr. Sheikerz was a software programmer for over 4 years. Mr. Sheikerz developed telecommunication messaging system software for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) (now DXC Technology) in northern Virginia and worked for a number of small business software consulting companies, including as a Lotus Notes consultant.
Robert Plotkin, Software Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner
25+ Years of Specializing in Software Patents
Robert Plotkin is an MIT-educated patent attorney who has been specializing in software patents for over 25 years. He represents tech startup companies through all stages of their development, from initial conception through product development and launch, and through growth and exit, such as by acquisition or IPO. He collaborates closely with his startup clients to obtain broad, strong, and defensible software patents in the U.S. and worldwide. He is a founding partner of Blueshift IP, a patent law firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts that specializes in software patents. His clients entrust him with their most valuable software patents and he is often called on to advise in business-critical software patent acquisitions and litigation.