Tayan focuses on IP-centric transactions and counseling involving patent development, monetization and risk management strategies in the emerging, high-tech and life sciences sectors. With more than 20 years of significant technical and legal experience in the electrical, software, mechanical and chemical arts, Tayan is uniquely qualified to not only deliver results his clients expect but also develop and execute strategies they may not have known were even possible. From mature technology start-ups to Fortune 50 companies servicing both private and government demands, Tayan employs a holistic approach to understand key stakeholders' objectives and provide practical business advice. He then leads teams of attorneys to execute the strategic vision. Tayan's transactional and litigation experience spans a vast array of technologies, including wireless and optical communications, software/AI, IoT, cloud computing, data analytics, AR/VR, fintech, metaverse, crypto/NFTs, consumer electronics, semiconductors and ICs, heavy machinery, chemicals/materials, medical devices and life sciences. As a trusted business counselor, Tayan proactively secures opportunities with prospective investors, collaborators and license/sale candidates; performs IP-centric valuations and comprehensive due diligence; and structures complementary IP, technology, data rights and commercial agreements. As a former patent examiner, Tayan is skilled at helping clients navigate cases through the USPTO's complex ecosystem. His ability to quickly understand difficult issues and thoughtfully communicate arguments to examiners and judges helps minimize the cost and time spent procuring rights, as well as preserving broad claim scope post-issuance to deter competitive encroachment. As needed, Tayan and his team offer strategic counseling on post-grant options such as reissue, reexamination and supplemental examination to strengthen patent assets in view of related licensing and assertion campaigns, or when faced with invalidity challenges. Defensively, he and his team routinely monitor IP assets in competitive technology spaces and provide risk assessments to help clients make calculated business decisions on appropriate non-contentious and contentious mitigation options.