Hamid Piroozi, Director, IP Disclosure Management & Protection, Office of Technology Commercialization. Mr. Piroozi is responsible for all aspects of intellectual property management including evaluating technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection, drafting and filing patent applications and responses and other communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Those duties include filing for copyright registrations, preparing and filing trademark applications, engaging and managing outside counsel on patent preparation and prosecutions matters, assisting in due diligence of legal matters relating to the Office of Technology Commercialization. Mr. Piroozi also manages the office's intellectual portfolio design and management, provides educational and outreach opportunities to the Purdue community on various topics related to the Office of Technology Commercialization and is charged with improving legal-related processes for the office.
Mr. Piroozi has more than 15 years of experience as a mechanical and electrical engineer for such companies as Firestone Industrial Products Co., Delco Electronics Corp. and Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc., where he designed and developed automotive components and integrated circuits. He has ten years of experience in private legal practice and in-house legal environments. He holds Purdue University degrees in BSE (ME), BSEE and MSEE. He holds an Indiana University jurisprudence doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the State of Indiana, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
1. What is one invention that you just couldn’t live without? The backspace key.
2. If you were granted an interview with Albert Einstein, what would be your first question for him? Would you like to use some hairstyling gel?
3. Who has been the most influential person in your life? My wife.
4. How would you explain to a child who has just mastered his/her multiplication tables that doubling a temperature of “zero degrees” does not equal zero? Beware of a politician unless his name is Kelvin.