Farhad focuses his patent prosecution practice in the areas of electrical, mechanical, chemical, physics, and materials science arts including, among others, semiconductor technologies, micro machined devices, nanotechnology, cellular and digital communications, image displays, printers, data storage systems, polymers and plastics, electronic chemicals, display technologies, electromagnetic devices, physical sciences, medical devices, HVAC systems, optical systems and materials, wireless devices, data processing systems, thermal-fluid devices, automotive components and electronics, battery technologies, light emitting devices, business methods, and computer software and hardware.
As a registered Patent Agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Farhad has been involved in various aspects of intellectual property law since 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. During his doctoral research, Farhad worked with scholars at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the areas of magnetism, refrigeration, nanotechnology, and material science, and has published several scientific papers.
- Scholars Award, International Magnetics Association (IMA), 2004
- Scholarship, National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Training, 2001-2004
- Honored Graduate Student Award Fellowship, The George Washington University, 1995-2000
- MS (Electrical Engineering), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2012
- PhD (Mechanical Engineering), The George Washington University, 2004
- BS (Chemical Engineering), Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 1989
- “Mind-Reading System – A Cutting-Edge Technology,” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Aug 1, 2015.
- “Is your invention novel? The issue of prior art,” Book Chapter, in Intellectual Property in Academia: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers, CRC Press, 2011.
- Co-author with L. Yanik, L.H. Bennett, E. Della Torre and R.D. Shull. “Room temperature active regenerative magnetic refrigeration: Magnetic Nanocomposites,” Journal of Applied Physics, 93, 10 (2003) 8295.
- Co-author with E. Della Torre, L.H. Bennett, C. Mavriplis and R.D. Shull. “Modeling of magnetization and demagnetization in magnetic refrigeration,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 40, 4 (2004) 2098.
- Co-author with C. Mavriplis, L.H. Bennett and E. Della Torre. “Analysis of room temperature magnetic regenerative refrigeration,” International Journal of Refrigeration, 28, 4 (2005) 616.
- Co-author with C. Mavriplis and L.H. Bennett. “Effect of Magnetic Field Dynamics on the Copper-Constantan Thermocouple Performance,” Instrumentation Science & Technology, 33, 6 (2005) 661.
- Co-author with L.H. Bennett, E. Della Torre, C. Mavriplis and R.D. Shull. “Transient response in magnetocaloric regeneration,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 41, 6 (2005) 2129.
- Co-presenter with L.H. Bennett, E. Della Torre and R.D. Shull. “Details of sequential steps in magnetocaloric regeneration,” 9th Joint MMM/INTERMAG Conference, Anaheim, California, January 5-9, 2004.
- Co-presenter with L. Yanik, E. Della Torre, L.H. Bennett and R.D. Shull. “Magnetic nanocomposites as refrigerants for room temperature active regenerative refrigeration,” 47th Annual Conference on Magnetism & Magnetic Materials, Tampa, Florida, November 11-15, 2002.