Tayan is a partner at BakerHostetler specializing in Intellectual Property and Technology counseling and transactions, with an emphasis on patent procurement, monetization efforts, and risk management strategies. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Tayan fully immerses himself in his clients’ technologies to understand their current and long-term objectives to provide practical business advice. Coupled with his deep technical and educational experience in both electrical and chemical engineering, Tayan is uniquely qualified not only to deliver the results his clients expect, but also develop and execute strategies they may not have known were even possible. Tayan’s experience over the last 15 years spans a vast array of technologies including wireless and optical communications, software/AI, AR/VR, consumer electronics, heavy machinery, semiconductors and chemical/material processing. In his role as a deal maker Tayan proactively helps locate investors/licensees/purchasers, provide IP and Technology valuations, and structure complementary IP, Technology and commercial agreements in line with his client’s most critical business interests. As a former patent examiner, Tayan is skilled at helping clients navigate cases through the USPTO’s complex ecosystem. His ability to quickly understand difficult issues and thoughtfully communicate arguments to the USPTO helps minimize the cost and time spent procuring rights, as well as preserving broad claim scope post-issuance. Tayan has successfully employed available post-grant vehicles such as Reissue, Reexamination, and Supplemental Examination to preemptively strengthen his clients’ patent assets ahead of licensing and assertion campaigns. Defensively, Tayan and his team routinely monitor competitive IP assets and conduct due diligence to help clients assess appropriate contentious and non-contentious risk management options to protect their most valuable commercial interests.