NIPSIA-LOGO National Intellectual Property Society of Iranian Americans


Bijan Tadayon, Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Bijan Tadayon (a co-founder of NIPSIA) is a founder of MaxValueIP LLC, an Intellectual Property (IP) consulting firm. He has also been involved with some startup hi-tech companies and their technologies. For 5 years, he was the Director of Intellectual Properties for ContentGuard, Inc., a major DRM company, which is a Xerox-PARC spin-off, jointly owned by Microsoft, Time Warner, and Thomson, with Sony as one of the patent licensees. ContentGuard filed about 400 new applications, with 70 issued US and foreign patents, bringing a huge value for its investors. He was a co-founder of an educational multi-media software company. He worked for the Naval Research Lab for more than 5 years, as a semiconductor researcher. He trained more than 100 patent examiners, while he was a patent examiner (for more than 5 years). He has given 21 invited technical and IP lectures at the US Patent Office. He was involved in the Patent Office Training Advisory Board and Work Sharing Roundtable at the US Patent Office. He has expertise in many diverse technical fields (including Digital Rights Management (DRM), semiconductors, transistors, software, Internet, security, image processing, telecommunication, and data compression). He has had about 80 technical journal publications and presentations (related to semiconductors and high-speed transistors) and more than 100 pending or issued US and foreign patents related to security, digital rights management (DRM), and semiconductors, among others. He got his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University (related to semiconductors and circuits, with Prof. Lester Eastman), and in the early 1990s, he and his brother designed and fabricated the fastest GaAs-based Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (MOCVD-grown) in the world. He got his BS degree in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell, ranking second in his class. He is also a graduate of the Georgetown Law School.