Reza Mollaaghababa

Reza Mollaaghababa


Boston, MA
Phone: 617.204.5168    Fax: 617.204.5150

"If you have a difficult problem, he is the guy!" - Chambers USA 2015

Reza Mollaaghababa, Ph.D. is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office. Dr. Mollaaghababa’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, preparation of patentability, infringement, validity and clearance opinions. He 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.

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 also represents clients in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office.  He has handled more than 40 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.  He is a co-founder and frequent contributor of a blog on post-grant issues:

Before joining Pepper, Dr. Mollaaghababa was a partner with Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, where he was chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2000
  • Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University, 1993
  • M.S., Physics, Harvard University
  • B.S., Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

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