Bobak Jalaie

Bobak Jalaie

Bob Jalaie, Chief Patent Counsel and Director of IP Legal, Office of Technology Commercialization.  Mr. Jalaie is responsible for managing the evaluation and protection of Purdue's intellectual property and technology-based innovations.  In addition to determining strategy for intellectual property portfolio management and litigation, he works closely with Purdue inventors to draft and file patent applications, responses and other communications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, primarily in the electrical, biomedical and computer related arts.

Mr. Jalaie received his BS in electrical engineering from Purdue and subsequently obtained over 10 years of industry experience in electrical control systems design and software development. He received his JD degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge John D. Tinder of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Mr. Jalaie spent over seven years in private practice with a Midwest intellectual property boutique law firm before joining Purdue Research Foundation in 2014.

Mr. Jalaie is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the State of Indiana, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • What is one invention you just couldn't live without? Indoor plumbing
  • Other than safety and fuel efficiency, what is one aspect that you will not compromise on when searching for a new car? Adjustable intermittent wipers.
  • If someone promised you enough money to remodel/redecorate one room of your house, which room would that be? The garage.
OTC Title: 
Chief Patent Counsel and Director of IP Legal

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Bobak Jalaie

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