Abed Balbaky is an associate in Ropes & Gray's intellectual property litigation group. His practice includes all aspects of patent litigation, including district court, ITC, and PTAB proceedings. Abed’s work spans a wide range of technical areas including microelectronics, semiconductors, wireless communications, and medical devices.
Prior to joining the firm, Abed clerked for the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition to his litigation practice, Abed has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in patent offices across the world. He has also worked on diligence matters, provided portfolio counseling, and has extensive experience evaluating patent validity and infringement positions.
During his doctoral studies, Abed helped to design and construct novel experiments for measuring fluctuations in electron temperature, drawing on extensive coursework in signal processing, control theory, circuit design and electrodynamics. He conducted research in a U.S. national laboratory and has contributed to several peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings.
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2020; James Kent Scholar; Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize; Executive Articles Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
- PhD (Electrical Engineering), Columbia University, 2015
- BS (Electrical Engineering), Columbia University, 2009
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2021
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2017