Shabbi S. Khan



Shabbi S. Khan is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Khan focuses his practice on patent prosecution and strategic counseling in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer software including cloud and SaaS based technologies, electrical and mechanical technologies, and medical devices. His practice includes strategic development and management of domestic and foreign patent portfolios as well as IP portfolios for emerging tech companies. His work also includes conducting competitive patent assessments and product clearance searches. He is a member of the Electronics Practice Group and the firm’s Innovative Tech Sector.

Representative Experience

Shabbi prepares, prosecutes, and manages patents and patent portfolios, in various technologies and technical fields. Shabbi’s technical experience and background, together with his patent prosecution and litigation experience, allows him to quickly understand his client’s technology and products, and prepare high-quality, litigation ready patents that are aligned with the business objectives of his clients.

Shabbi has extensive experience in and has represented clients in technical areas including:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning 
  • Medical devices and software-related medical device technologies
  • Biotechnology, including data and image processing, analysis, and learning
  • Computer engineering, architecture, and networking
  • Cloud-based computing and client-server architectures
  • Internet of Things (IoT), devices, and applications
  • Internet and e-commerce related web systems
  • Data management and storage
  • Imaging applications, including 3D, point cloud, and sensor based systems and applications
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies
  • Computer graphics and gaming
  • Security, cryptography and encryption
  • Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) internet communication technology
  • Digital rights management technology
  • Wireless, mobile, and related telecommunications systems


Mr. Khan earned his law degree from the John Marshall Law School with a certificate in intellectual property law and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.


Mr. Khan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.