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.


  • Teradyne, Inc. v. Astronics Corp. (C.D. Cal.): Representing Teradyne, Inc., a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications, in a case raising patent, copyright, and state law claims against Astronics Corp. and a subsidiary.
  • Cellect, LLC v. Samsung Electronics (D. Colo., PTAB): Assisted Samsung Electronics in a suit alleging infringement of eleven patents directed to cameras in smartphones and tablets and multiple inter partes review proceedings challenging the asserted patents.
  • Certain Digital Imaging Devices and Products Containing the Same and Components Thereof, 337-TA-1231 (ITC): Assisted Samsung against claims of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation in a Section 337 action brought by non-practicing entity Pictos Technologies, Inc.
  • Harris Corp. v. A Major Multinational Telecommunications Equipment Company (E.D. Tex., D. Del.): Assisted a major multinational telecommunications equipment company in a seven-patent suit involving various networking, LTE, and Power-Over-Ethernet technologies.
  • Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. Intel Corp. (E.D. Tex.) – Assisted IP Bridge in a nine-patent suit involving semiconductor fabrication technology that concluded in a favorable settlement on the eve of expert discovery.
  • Represented clients in IPR proceedings related to wide variety of technologies, including semiconductor manufacturing techniques, wireless communications systems, prosthetic heart valves, video and image processing, and data encryption.

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