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Mr. Basit has over 11 years of experience in intellectual property matters, including both governmental and private practice experience. Mr. Basit worked for five years as a patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office and was involved in the examination of electronic commerce, financial technologies (FinTech), and software-based technologies.
In private practice, Mr. Basit has experience in wireless communications, including the LTE standard, computer networking systems, virtual reality (VR), gaming, cloud computing systems, financial trading technologies, and multimedia systems.
In the past, Mr. Basit has represented a variety of different clients, including Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies, universities, and start-up companies.
Prior to law school, Mr. Basit worked in the energy industry and was instrumental in the promotion of energy technologies. Mr. Basit worked with clients such as Waste Management, NASA, the University of Miami, and Miami-Dade Community College.
BS, Mechanical Engineering - University of Wisconsin at Madison
MS, Electrical Engineering - George Mason University
MBA, Marketing - University of Miami
JD, Law - University of New Hampshire
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, New York Bar
Member, Massachusetts Bar (Currently Inactive)
Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent & Trademark Office
"Intellectual Property in the Telecommunications Structure Industry," AGL Magazine (May, 2015)
"The Importance of Patents for Materials Science and Engineering," Translational Materials Research Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 2016)
"Who Owns the IP?" Translational Materials Research Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March, 2017)
Selected Public Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Venture Hive, Miami, Florida - "Patent Protection for Software Innovations after the Alice Decision" (April, 2016)
Speaker, The Lab Miami, Miami, Florida - "Patent Protection for Software Innovations" (April, 2016)
Speaker/Panelist, Innovation Boot Camp - Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Business Expo (April, 2017)
Speaker, World Energy Engineering Congress, Atlanta, Georgia (September, 2017)