NIPSIA-LOGO National Intellectual Property Society of Iranian Americans


Saied Tadayon, Ph.D, J.D.

Dr. Saied Tadayon (a co-founder of NIPSIA) is a patent attorney with 25 years of experience in diverse areas including semiconductor research & development, computer/software and information technologies, product development & design, project management, business development, and intellectual property prosecution, licensing and litigation. Currently, Dr. Tadayon's interests include innovative technologies in renewable energy, semiconductor technologies, and information technology. He has vast experience in business and patent consulting, patent prosecution (including accelerated examination), and creating IP portfolios. He conducted research at Microelectronics Division at COMSAT Laboratories as a senior member of technical staff, after obtaining his PhD (at age 23) from Cornell University, under Prof. Lester Eastman, in high speed compound semiconductor devices. He cofounded an educational software company and developed and implemented a multimedia based framework to implement flexible nonlinear game storylines. He joined a startup company focusing on the next generation telecommunication technologies, including VOIP and softswitches. As a Consulting IT Architect, he designed and implemented technical solutions for complex and challenging IT projects at IBM Corporation for US Federal agencies, and he successfully led large IT teams in all phases of solution life cycle (proposal, requirement gathering, design, development, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance). He obtained his BS degree from Cornell University in School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1986, where he ranked first in Class of 1986 and was the first recipient of Cuykendall Award for Outstanding Senior. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1989 where he received fellowships for graduate research from Cornell Graduate School, as well as IBM Corporation. He also obtained his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Dr. Tadayon has authored or co-authored more than 70 technical journal publications, conference presentations, conference proceedings, and invited presentations.