Hussein Akhavannik merges his engineering background with insight as a technologist to strengthen his patent prosecution and portfolio management practice. The patent applications he prosecutes in technologies related to the software, electrical, computer, medical, and mechanical arts are wide-ranging, from surgical robots and video surveillance to anti-coagulants and vascular placement devices. Hussein’s diverse work reflects his broad knowledge and facilitates a comprehensive approach with clients. His services include managing international patent portfolios, institutionalizing patent programs, optimizing patent portfolios for sale, conducting intellectual property due diligence, and performing freedom-to-operate studies. Hussein spent almost four years at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) as a patent examiner and served as a legal intern for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Office of the Solicitor. His understanding of the inner workings of the USPTO is just one more tool that Hussein leverages to develop creative, cost-effective solutions for clients.