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Ali Shalchi

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3 Park Plaza #1100
Irvine, California 92614

Ali focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, particularly patent litigation involving complex technology. He is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He has litigated large patent cases involving cutting edge technologies in the electrical and mechanical arts, including semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and medical devices.

Mr. Shalchi obtained his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from UCSD in 1998, where he completed several research projects on computer modeling of cardiac mechanics. He also received an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystems) & Semiconductor Fabrication, from UCLA in 2002. While at UCLA, he worked in the BioMEMS research group, where he developed lab-on-a-chip technologies employing MEMS devices.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shalchi worked as a medical device engineer at Medtronic Inc. He has also worked as a patent engineer, drafting high technology patents in the electrical and mechanical arts.

Representative Matters:

  • Semiconductor Energy Laboratory v. Chimei Innolux, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2012)
    Represent Chimei Innolux, Chi Mei Optoelectronics, Acer, Viewsonic and Vizio in patent litigation relating to the manufacture of liquid crystal displays.
  • Kaneka Corp. v. SKC Kolon PI & SKC, Inc. (International Trade Commission)
    Represented plaintiff in patent infringement case asserting infringement of four patents directed to methods for
    making high performance polyimide films used in electronic components.
  • Jardin v. Frost & Datallegro/Microsoft Corp. (S.D. Cal)
    Represented defendant in patent litigation relating to distributed database systems.
  • Datascape, Inc. v. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Inc. & Kyocera Wireless Corp. (N.D. Ga.)
    Represented defendant cell phone makers in patent infringement lawsuits involving six patents relating to internet enabled wireless devices.
  • MediaTek, Inc. v. Sanyo Elec. Co., Ltd. (E.D. Tex.)
    Represented plaintiff in a major patent infringement action concerning integrated chipset solutions for compressing video and audio data in various consumer electronics products.
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) v. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) (N.D. Cal)
    Represented defendant chip maker in a major patent infringement and trade secret action brought by the world’s
    largest semiconductor foundry involving 14 patents covering semiconductor fabrication processes and SRAM
  • Autobytel, Inc. v. Dealix Corp. (E.D. Tex.)
    Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action concerning its e-commerce patent for the sale of automobiles
    over the internet.
  • Raindance Communications, Inc. v. WebEx Communications, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
    Represented plaintiff in action alleging infringement of two patents covering technology for transmitting audio data
    over the internet and record/playback features for collaborative web browsing sessions.


J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2005
with distinction

M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2002

B.S., University of California, San Diego, 1998

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California