• California
  • Florida
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude
  • Florida International University, BBA
  • Florida International University, BS
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Abdul S. Abdullahi


Houston, TX v. +1.713.632.8612 f. +1.713.228.6605

Abdul Abdullahi concentrates his practice on intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on patent matters.

Mr. Abdullahi has experience advising clients and foreign associates on various issues associated with intellectual property law, including licenses involving open source software, subject matter eligibility in the post-Alice era, prior commercial use defense under 35 U.S.C. § 273, virtual marking in post-AIA era, interference proceedings, and protection of semiconductors using mask work protection under 17 U.S.C. §§ 901-904, etc.

He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) in several technology areas, including imaging and image processing, solar power generation and distribution, social networking systems, acoustics and audio driver technology, data transmission networks, data storage systems, computer networking systems, selective visual display systems, business methods, and semiconductor device manufacturing processes.

Mr. Abdullahi has also prepared end user license agreements, conducted compliance reviews of open source software disclosures, and provided support during litigation and licensing negotiations.

During law school, Mr. Abdullahi authored “Termination Rights in Music: A Practical Framework for Courts to Resolve the Fight Over Sound Recordings,” University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, p. 457 (2012), and served as an associate editor of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.

Mr. Abdullahi received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.B.A. in International Business from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Admitted before the United States Patent Office.