Michael Ahmadshahi’s area of practice is Intellectual Property Law including Patent Prosecution and Litigation, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Unfair Business Practices.
Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Ahmadshahi was a staff scientist at C.E. Niehoff & Co., a defense contractor which manufactures state-of-the-art generators for military vehicles. Mr. Ahmadshahi also held the position of Research Engineer with the University of California, San Diego in the areas of Optics and Mechanical Engineering, developing laser-based optical techniques for evaluation of advanced materials under high-impact dynamic loads.
Mr. Ahmadshahi is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is or has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Iranian-American Lawyer Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Experimental Mechanics, Optical Society of America, Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Non-destructive testing, Association of United States Army, and the American Defense Preparedness Association.
Mr. Ahmadshahi has presented various papers and is the author and co-author of 16 peer-reviewed publications which include the following: M. A. Ahmadshahi, Application of Sensors for Design Improvement, Electronics and Electrical Systems, 73-79, November 17-19, 1997; M.A. Ahmadshahi, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, and Siavouche Nemat-Nasser, Dynamic Holographic-Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 60, No. 4, 866-874, December 1993; M. A. Ahmadshahi, Gray Level Transformation to Increase the Density of Interferometric Fringes, Applied Optics, Vol. 30, No. 17, 2382-2385, 10 June 1991; S. Nair and M. A. Ahmadshahi, Asymptotic Expansion and Influence Coefficients for Edge-Loaded Conical Shells, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 78:91-110, 1988.
In addition to his professional involvement, Mr. Ahmadshahi is also involved in cultural and community activities and provides pro bono legal services. He is or has been a member of the board of directors of non-profit organizations such as SIMORGH, a charity organization assisting children with cancer. He has also been involved in sports and outdoor activities. He is a long-distance runner and has completed twenty eight marathon races in Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.