Kamyar M. Maserrat is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice. His practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patents involving software and computer-related arts and other electronics. Kamyar's invention experience spans a wide range of technologies, including cloud computing, natural language processing, data analytics, data migration, mapping, advertising, e-commerce, and other software and business method innovations. Through management of this diverse portfolio, Kamyar has gained considerable experience addressing issues involving patent eligibility of software and business methods. Additionally, Kamyar has extensive knowledge of the mechanical and structural arts, including a degree in civil and environmental engineering with a structural engineering focus and valuable experience in that industry.

A former patent attorney with IBM, Kamyar prepared and prosecuted applications for the world's leading patent holder and served as a member of its IBM Watson focus group (a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data) and related Cognitive Build program (an internal incubator of projects to use Watson in new and different ways).


  • Co-author, “USPTO publishes revised patent eligibility guidelines to clarify examination under 35 USC §101” (January 8, 2019)
  • Co-author, “USPTO updates guidance leading to more favorable consideration of patent eligibility” (April 25, 2018)
  • Co-author, “Federal Circuit requires more evidence before invalidating patents as ineligible under 35 U.S.C. 101” (February 22, 2018)
  • Co-author, “The Robot’s Invention: Patent Considerations In AI,” Law360 (July 9, 2018)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Engineers Without Borders (Dallas Chapter)
  • Member, Iranian American Bar Association (Dallas and New York Chapter)
  • Member, American Red Cross (Dallas Chapter)


  • Texas A&M University School of Law (J.D., 2013)
    • Graduated top 15% of class
    • Class Commencement Speaker
    • Dean's List
    • Staff Editor, Texas A&M Journal of Property Law
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi legal honor society
      • Recipient, Phi Delta Phi Outstanding Student Leader Award
  • University of Texas (B.S., 2007)
    • Civil & Structural Engineering


  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Farsi