Reza Mollaaghababa, Ph.D. is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office. He also is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team.
Dr. Mollaaghababa’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and preparation of patentability, infringement, validity and clearance opinions. He also has represented clients in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, such as re-examination and re-issue.
Dr. Mollaaghababa works with well-established companies, emerging companies as well as academic institutions to identify and protect their intellectual property. He provides clients with strategic counseling, including licensing as well as formation and management of intellectual property portfolios.
Dr. Mollaaghababa has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in diverse fields of technology, such as photonics/optics, nanotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor processing, lithography, telecommunications, magnetic resonance, and computer hardware and software.
Prior to joining Pepper, Dr. Mollaaghababa was a partner with Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, where he was chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Dr. Mollaaghababa is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was selected for inclusion on the 2006-07 and 2009-10 Massachusetts Rising Stars lists. The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce selected Dr. Mollaaghababa for the Boston’s Future Leaders program in January 2007.
Dr. Mollaaghababa is a graduate of Harvard University (Ph.D. and M.S. physics) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S., summa cum laude, physics). He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. Dr. Mollaaghababa’s doctoral research related to microwave spectroscopy of reactive molecules, and his post-doctoral research was in the field of infrared laser spectroscopy of weakly bound complexes. He also has research experience in the field of magnetic resonance spectroscopy.