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Rabi Narula

For over two decades, Rabi Narula has been developing domestic and international intellectual property portfolios for a wide variety of clients. Rabi’s practice includes global patent portfolio development, IP audits, IP transfer agreements, due diligence associated with financings and acquisitions, and competitive landscape analysis including legal opinions, recommendations for design-arounds, and pre-litigation strategy. Rabi also has extensive experience in Ex Parte Patent Reexamination proceedings, design patents, reissue applications, and appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

An aggressive patent prosecutor, Rabi zealously advocates for his clients’ innovations. He seeks both broad and diverse IP protection for his clients while also understanding that clients need to balance aggressiveness with budgets. Rabi is known for his impressive, encyclopedic knowledge of patent rules and procedures, responsiveness, hard work, and optimism even when faced with difficult challenges. His strategic solutions and absolute commitment to his clients’ needs have created relationships of trust. At his core, Rabi is an engineer, a technology enthusiast, and a “people person” who enjoys interacting with inventors and examiners.

Rabi represents clients in a wide range of technologies including medical devices, semi-conductor fabrication, food science, automobile technologies, heating and cooling systems, high accuracy measurement devices, and robotics.  Rabi’s experience also includes representing clients in the office furniture, construction product, and plumbing device spaces.

Within the medical device space, Rabi has worked with emerging and large companies in the aesthetics, cardiovascular, spine, dental, surgical robotics, orthopedics, and prosthetic fields. Rabi has successfully represented large companies, venture capital firms, investors, and emerging companies in investments, acquisitions, and IPOs. 

Prior to joining the firm, Rabi worked as a Research Engineer for ABB Power Plant Laboratories in Windsor, Connecticut, where he was responsible for testing and developing advanced coal, oil, and gas burners. Rabi’s experience as an engineer gives him respect for, and a first-hand understanding of, the product development process and the numerous ways in which ideas can evolve throughout the patent prosecution process. 

Rabi is based in Orange County, California. He is a member of UC Irvine’s Engineering Leadership Council and has been the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. He is a frequent speaker on topics such as developments in IP law, IP issues for start-ups, strategic IP development and IP due diligence.


University of California – Los Angeles – School of Law (UCLA), J.D., Graduated as one of the top ten students in his class, Order of the Coif honorary society, American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award in Intellectual Property and Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Stanford University, M.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of California – Irvine, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Building Construction

Building Products & Materials

Food Chemistry

HVAC & Passive Ventilation

Machine Shops


Pool & Spa

Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Food & Beverage

Sporting Goods & Recreation


Clean Technology

Emissions Abatement

Energy Efficient Technologies

Solar Power

Wind Power

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants


Annulus & Nucleus Repair


Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)


Catheters & Probes

Chordae Tendineae Repair & Replacement

Chronic Total Occlusions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dental Devices

Dermatology & Aesthetics


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Embolic Coils

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Flow Diverter



Intra Cranial Hemorrhage

Ischemic Stroke

Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)




Peripheral Artery Disease

Prosthetics & Orthotics



Spinal Cages

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Posterior Instrumentation

Spinal Stenoses


Sports Medicine

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Structural Heart

Surgical Equipment

Tissue Engineering

Trans Septal Crossing

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement


Urology & Incontinence

Valvular Incompetence

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Auto Care

Automotive Transportation & Powersports

Brake Systems


Engines & Engine Components

Filters (Air, Fuel, Oil)

Fuels & Additives

Personal Motorized Recreation Vehicles (ATVs, Snow Vehicles, Personal Watercraft)

Suspension Components

Tires & Wheels

Tools & Equipment

Transportation Equipment

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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