Tariq Najee-ullah

Patent Agent at Founders Legal

Tariq is a registered patent agent who supports the firm’s intellectual property practice group for patent prosecution matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office. This includes patent drafting, patent research, responding to Office actions, and other patent prosecution matters.

Tariq brings ten years of USPTO patent examiner experience to his IP practice. He’s examined hundreds of patents. As an experienced patent researcher, he’s performed countless prior art searches. His patent research technical expertise covers electrical engineering technologies including, telecommunications, digital communications, wireless and wired computer networking, storage area networks, and various computing technologies.

Tariq has experience working with inventors, innovators, and companies helping them turn their inventive concepts into patent applications to help secure their intellectual property. He is a prior art patent research specialist. He also provides trainings for understanding patent examination and patent prosecution.

A true patent insider, Tariq knows how to get results by thinking like an examiner to help navigate the patent prosecution process. He also brings a current understanding of how the USPTO is addressing business methods/software patents as it relates to the Alice decision and its impact on statutory subject matter. His rich USPTO experience helps clients maximize results for their patent portfolio. Tariq also specializes in mock examinations, patentability assessments, and expert patent analysis.


Georgetown University – Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Morehouse College – Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bar Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office