Yasser A.
Zaghloul, Ph.D.
Senior Patent Agent


Yasser Zaghloul advises clients on all stages of patent prosecution, including both domestic and foreign patent applications, in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science. His practice also includes handling patent litigation for both patentees and accused infringers, preparing fact and expert witnesses, providing invalidity opinions and preparing infringement analyses.

He represents clients across a broad spectrum of technology areas, including computer networks and hardware, fiber optics, linear and nonlinear fiber optics, software, wireless communications, silicon photonics, display technology, and medical and electrochemical devices. Yasser also has significant experience providing patent services to global leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence, e-commerce, logistics and big data.

Yasser is also the inventor of several patented technologies, including the invention of the first true digital optical processor, devices and complete set of polarization-based optical logic gates.

Yasser is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America for research efforts that resulted in multiple U.S. patents in the field of optical computing and communications (2010)

Professional Activities

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Member, The Optical Society (OSA)
Former Adjunct Professor, University System of Georgia

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • B.S., with honors and high distinction, Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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