Malashaan’s practice includes a broad variety of intellectual property matters to support clients in the high technology and life sciences industries. Malashaan has a particular focus on patent prosecution and advising clients on strategies for building IP portfolios that support their business goals, including having substantial experience working with startups to plan and implement their initial patent strategies. They work regularly with medical device and video game companies to identify and protect their innovative IP. Malashaan has also provided support as a patent specialist on large litigation matters and M&A deals.
Malashaan’s background in physics and computer simulation allows them to quickly conceptualize and understand a wide range of new technology, particularly inventions that apply complex mathematical analysis to understand and affect the state of systems: physical, online, or otherwise. Malashaan has contributed to several published articles on artificial intelligence and IP, including addressing the patentability of inventions using neural networks, regulation of artificial intelligence used in medical devices, and whether an artificial intelligence can be an inventor or author under the law.
During law school, Malashaan served as lead articles editor for IDEA: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and president of the Student Intellectual Property Association. Prior to law school, Malashaan worked at Fenwick as a patent agent.