Bobak Jalaie

Bob Jalaie, Senior Patent Attorney, Office of Technology Commercialization.  Mr. Jalaie is responsible for managing Purdue’s intellectual property portfolios and technology innovations primarily in the electrical, biomedical and computer related arts.  He works closely with Purdue inventors to draft and file patent applications, responses and other communications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He also provides advice in intellectual property litigation and other related matters.

Mr. Jalaie received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue in 1993 and subsequently obtained over ten years of industry experience in electrical control systems design and software development.  He received his J.D. degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2007.  During law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge John D. Tinder of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  Mr. Jalaie spent over seven years in private practice with a well-known Midwest intellectual property boutique law firm before joining Purdue Research Foundation in 2014.

Mr. Jalaie is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the State of Indiana, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  1. What is one invention you just couldn’t live without?  Indoor plumbing
  2. Other than safety and fuel efficiency, what is one aspect that you will not compromise on when searching for a new car? Adjustable intermittent wipers.
  3. If someone promised you enough money to remodel/redecorate one room of your house, which room would that be?  The garage.
OTC Title: 
Senior Patent Attorney
Contact Information: 

Bobak Jalaie
(765) 588-3835
bpjalaie@prf.org