Sr. Director: Corporate and Intellectual Property Counsel
Mr. Nadershahi serves as Senior Director, Corporate and Intellectual Property Counsel. His expertise includes patent, trademark, and trade-secret protection and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; corporate law; raising capital for start-up companies; FDA regulatory affairs; quality assurance; competitive strategy and planning; product development; technology valuation and commercialization; and leadership.
Prior to joining AMI-USC, Mr. Nadershahi practiced intellectual property law at Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, where he focused on patent prosecution, licensing, and intellectual property litigation in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Arman is also a co-founder and the CEO of Proa Medical, Inc., a spinout company from AMI-USC that commercializes medical devices for women’s health.
Mr. Nadershahi is a member of the State Bar of California, is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, has earned US and EU Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC-US & RAC-EU), is an ASQ Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA), and is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organization Excellence (CMQ/OE).
Mr. Nadershahi graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology and English Literature. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, a Master of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Science from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC.
Mr. Nadershahi may be contacted at nadersha AT usc DOT edu.