Raymond R. Tabandeh

Raymond R. Tabandeh

rtabandeh@lrrc.com vCard
626.577.8800 fax
655 North Central Avenue
Suite 2300
Glendale, CA 91203

Raymond R. Tabandeh is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice group. With extensive experience in domestic and international intellectual property law, multiple electrical engineering degrees and an MBA, Raymond specializes in helping clients with cybersecurity and Internet IP law, including privacy and website policies, drafting of various license agreements, due diligence of intellectual property portfolios, freedom-to-operate opinion letters, and trademark prosecution and opposition.

Raymond also provides patent counseling, prosecution, and licensing for clients in the following fields: computer-based gaming, business methods counseling and protection of related intellectual property rights, computer software and hardware, data and network security using various encryption/decryption methods and digital signatures, electronics and telecommunications, blockchain technology and evaluation of emerging high technologies.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Raymond was an engineering software manager and a senior hardware design engineer for Xerox Corporation. At K&R Investment Group, as a principal, he negotiated and structured deals, conducted due diligence and appraisals, and developed business plans, for acquisition of mid-size manufacturing companies. He was also a visiting lecturer in the School of Engineering at the  University of California, Los Angeles. 

Personal Approach

Of the many factors that contribute to Raymond’s success, the most formidable determinant is the simplest: an exceptional work product. Clients trust his advice and recognize his ability to protect their resources and proactively anticipate threats. Raymond seamlessly blends his technical and legal knowledge and excellent case management style to help his clients protect their IP portfolios. Raymond’s easy-going personality, straight talk and infectious sense of humor have created long term clients into trusted friends.

After gaining multiple engineering degrees and technical experience, Raymond chose to pursue law to practice intellectual property law utilizing his significant experience in various technologies. Raymond is an avid skier in his free time and enjoys snowboarding, sailing, and motorcycle touring.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Pasadena Bar Association, Member
  • Japan Business Association of Southern California, Member
  • Glendale Bar Association, Member
  • American and Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Representative Matters

  • Procures and manages a significant patent portfolio for a large defense company related to radars, object recognition, artificial intelligence and signal processing
  • Successfully enforced trademarks rights, obtained a favorable settlement and enabled the transfer the related domain name to a client
  • Prosecuted, negotiated and sold a telecom patent relating to communication technology and, more particularly, to a self-synchronizing adaptive multistage receiver for wireless communication systems for a prominent telecom industry figure
  • Successfully appealed a patent case to Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences for cryptographic patent for Stamps.com  pertaining to a secure network system for processing value-bearing items, such as postage, tickets, checks, coupons and other transaction currency
  • Successfully prosecuted several patent applications for Kapsch TrafficCom Inc. pertaining to a method and system for automatically determining right of way for "smart cars," or cars equipped with "smart" mobile units, at intersections
  • Prosecuted and managed a portfolio of patent applications through issuance for Guardian ProStar, Inc.  for GPS driven utility asset management and damage prevention technology
  • Alice Corp. Successfully prosecuted several software related patent applications through issuance after being rejected as "Abstract Ideas," under Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. case.   


  • Co-Presenter, "Using Patents as a Sword and Shield: IP Basics for Business Growth Strategies," Glendale Tech Week, September 16, 2019



  • Lawyers of Color - Inaugural Nation's Best, 2020
  • Pasadena Top Attorneys - Pasadena Magazine, 2013

Other Info


J.D., Loyola Law School, 1998
M.B.A., University of Southern California, 1989
Advanced Engineering Degree, University of Southern California, 1987, Electrical Engineering
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983, Electrical Engineering
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981, Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

California, 1998

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office