Karineh Khachatourian to Manage the Silicon Valley Firm
Redwood City, Calif., July 11, 2022 – Intellectual property attorneys Karineh Khachatourian, David Xue and Amir Tabarrok announced today that they have formed KXT Law. KXT Law is a forward-facing firm inspired by clients for clients, offering customized legal services seamlessly, efficiently and conveniently. The founding partners are joined by Oren Torten, Vinh Le and Nick Woloszczuk, and three staff members, forming a team representing a panorama of cross-cultural and generational perspectives, and combining almost a century of law and business experience.
“The pandemic forever disrupted the workplace and changed the way the community viewed the often tradition-bound legal industry. This change opened the door for KXT Law to meet client demand by offering tailored services in a way like never before,” said Karineh Khachatourian, the “K” in KXT and its managing partner. “We joyfully embraced the revolution, designing KXT Law in line with our vision of a next generation law firm distinguished for its performance, personalized approach to legal services and prioritization of client success.”
KXT Law offers a full range of intellectual property legal services, including IP counseling, prosecution, portfolio management, and litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The firm also handles complex contract and commercial litigation, untangling the most complicated cases and finding solutions for its clients where previously none were apparent. KXT Law attorneys represent technology innovators across a wide array of sectors – from Fortune 100 corporations to government, higher education and startups – managing global patent and trademark portfolios and litigating cases of all sizes.
KXT Law’s technical expertise covers computer software and hardware, semiconductor devices, sensor and MEMS devices, networking devices, electronic devices, medical devices, artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, wireless communication networks, network security and storage, web-based applications, electronic transactions and fraud prevention, social networking, online search, electronic gaming, multimedia content, crypto technology, block chain, acoustic and optical technology in industrial settings, satellite technology, and clean energy.
Khachatourian, with strong ties within the Silicon Valley legal and IP community, is no stranger to building legal ventures. Khachatourian previously founded the Silicon Valley office of Duane Morris, where she was managing partner for nearly six years before managing Rimon’s Silicon Valley office. She is a first chair IP litigator and strategist with a practice focusing on a vast range of technologies. The Silicon Valley Business Journal has recognized her among its Women of Influence, and The Recorder has selected her among Women Leaders in Tech Law. Duane Morris awarded her the firm’s Cheryl Bryson Leadership Award in recognition of her significant contributions to women in the profession, including issues impacting the advancement of women lawyers. Khachatourian comes from a history of fighters, with her father competing as a boxer at the 1958 Asian Games and winning a bronze medal in the middle weight division.
Xue, who also holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, worked in executive management for two major Chinese technology companies before entering private legal practice. He has extensive experience representing clients in a wide array of patent-related matters, including strategic counseling, patent prosecution, patent litigation, post grant proceedings, portfolio management and monetization, and freedom to operate analysis. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction recognized him with the Excellence for the Future Award for achievement in the study of Venture Capital Law, and the State Intellectual Property Office of China honored him with its Outstanding Chinese Patent Award.
Tabarrok, who also holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering, focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, mechanical and computer software fields, both domestically and internationally. Tabarrok’s prior in-house experience at Altera allows him to help clients mold their patent portfolio management and strategy with a focus on the business goals, with many clients remarking that he operates as an extension of their in-house team, rather than outside counsel. Tabarrok also provides counseling to clients including infringement opinion, invalidity opinion and freedom to operate opinion. Tabarrok previously founded a patent boutique law firm that was focused on patent preparation and patent prosecution.
“We founded KXT Law because we share the same deep commitment to our clients and to each other,” said Khachatourian. “We have already practiced together for almost a decade, starting at Duane Morris and then moving to Rimon. Now, we are blazing our own trail. We are passionate and enthusiastic about protecting and promoting technology innovators – and that translates into results.”