Usman Mughal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Lake Oswego, OR

Green, Howard, & Mughal LLP
 | 5 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 503-327-5614
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

Partner at Green, Howard, & Mughal LLP, Usman Mughal is a patent attorney serving clients across the country including Portland, Corvallis, San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle. He is admitted to practice in the state of Oregon and is a member of the Patent Bar with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a Certified Patent Practitioner by The National Council of Patent Practicum, Inc.  He also served as the president of the Oregon Patent Law Association.  Throughout his career he has worked with a variety of companies in the software, artificial intelligence, semiconductor, computer, communication and hardware industries.

Mr. Mughal graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. He then earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the same school. At Lewis & Clark Law School, he earned a Juris Doctor in intellectual property law and graduated cum laude. While in law school he was a member of the Lewis & Clark Law Review.

A former microprocessor designer, Mr. Mughal spent almost a decade as a design engineer at Intel Corp. before he began practicing law. A co-author of 15 technical papers, he also holds 10 United States patents. He interned with Nortel Networks and Cadence Design System at Research Triangle Park, and has a diverse background in technology such as microwave circuits, thermal sensors, telecommunications (5G, WiFi), antennas, CAD tool design, software design, and artificial intelligence.

An active member of his community, Usman is the co-founder of the South West Community Health Center, now a Virgina Garcia outfit, which provides health care services to underinsured and uninsured clients. Usman is also the chapter lead for The Citizen's Foundation, and built a school in Bahawalpur Pakistan for the underprivileged children.  He continues to raise funds for the Foundation to support schools in Pakistan for the poor. Along with patent infringement analysis, Mr. Mughal also handles third-party patents in validity opinions.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Patents, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Usman Mughal

Admitted: 2009, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.ghmip.com/patent-attorneys-ip-rights-oregon/usman...

Honors/Awards:

  • Portland Monthly Magazine nominated award, Oregon's Top Young Attorneys, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2019
  • Martindale Hubble award by Portland Monthly Magazine, Top Attorneys In Oregon 2017, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2017
  • Orgnaized CLEs for the Portland patent attorneys.  Orgnaized two 3-day CLEs at Salishan Resort at Gleneden Beach.  , President Oregon Patent Law Association , https://orpatlaw.org/about-us/, 2018
  • Recognized as Rising Star and Top Lawyer by the Portland Monthly Magazine. , Top Lawyers, Portland Monthly , 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Patent Practitioner (CPP) by The National Council on Patent Practicum, Inc. (NCPP)  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Patent Bar with the USPTO
  • Certified Patent Practitioner (CPP) by The National Council on Patent Practicum, Inc. (NCPP)
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA), President

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Usman founded the South West Community Health Center, now an outfit of Viginia Garcia.  The clinic provides free medical health care for the needy and fills a critical health insurance gap in Portland Oregon.  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Internal: Intel DTTC: Mixed Signal Circuit Validation: Y. Pan, R. Cohen, U. Mughal, et al, “Analog Mixed Signal Validation of Special Circuits in Cedar Mill Microprocessor,” Special Validation Topics, Intel Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), 2004
  • Analog Circuit Design: B. Mauck, V. Ravichandran, and U. Mughal, “A Design for Test Technique for Parametric Analysis of SRAM: On-die LYA,” Memory and IO DFT, Intel Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), 2004
  • Analog Circuit Design: D. Duarte, G. Geannopoulos, U. Mughal, and K. Wong, “Novel P1264 Thermal Sensor with Linearity and Range Compensation,” Intel Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), 2005
  • Analog Circuit Design: D. Duarte, G. Geannopoulos, U. Mughal, C. Deng, and K. Wong, “Novel Circuits and Test Techniques for High Accuracy HVM Thermal Sensor Designs,” Intel Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), 2006
  • Lewis & Clark Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Microwave – CAD: Abdulla, M.N., Mughal, U.A., Steer, M.B., “Network characterization of a finite array of folded-slot antennas for spatial power combining application,” Antennas and Propagation Society, 1999. IEEE International Symp. 1999, Vol. 4, 1999
  • Microwave – CAD: Abdulla, M.N., Mughal, U.A., H.S. Tsai, Steer, M.B, et al., “A full-wave system simulation of a folded-slot spatial power combining amplifier array,” Microwave Symposium Digest, 1999 IEEE MTT-S International, Vol. 2, 1999
  • Microwave – CAD: Steer, M.B., Harvey, J.F., Mink, J.W, Mughal, U.A., et al, “Global modeling of spatially distributed microwave and millimeter-wave systems,” Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions, Vol. 47 Issue: 6 Part: 2, June 1999
  • Microwave – CAD: Mughal, U.A., “Hierarchical approach to global modeling of active antenna arrays,” M.S. Thesis North Carolina State University, 1999
  • Microwave – CAD:  Christoffersen, C.E., Mughal, U.A., and Steer, M.B, “Object oriented microwave circuit simulator,” Int. J. on RF and Microwave Computer Aided Engineering, Vol. 10, Issue 3, 2000, pp. 164–182. (MURI)
  • Mixed Signal Circuit Validation: Y. C. Pan, U. A. Mughal, et al, “Mixed signal validation of the Intel Pentium 4 microprocessor power-up sequence,” Proc. IEEE 12th Topical Meeting on EPEP, Princeton, NJ, pp. 163-166, Oct. 2003
  • Analog Circuit Design: B. Mauck, V. Ravichandran, and U. Mughal, “A Design-for-Test Technique for Parametric Analysis of SRAM: On-Die Low Yield Analysis,” International Test Conference (ITC) 2004
  • Analog Circuit Design: B. M. Mauck, V. Ravichandran, and U. A. Mughal, “On-Die Parametric Analysis of SRAM,” 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA), 2004
  • Analog Circuit Design: B. Mauck, V. Ravichandran, and U. Mughal, “On-Die LYA,” Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (EDFAS), Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 22-29, 2005
  • Analog Circuit Design: D. Duarte, U. Mughal, et al, “Temperature Sensor Design in a High Volume Manufacturing 65nm CMOS Digital Process,” IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), Sept. 2007
  • Analog Circuit Design: D. Duarte, U. Mughal, et al, “Advanced thermal sensing circuit and test techniques used in a high performance 65nm processor,” International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) 2007
  • Internal: Intel DTTC: Mixed Signal Circuit Validation: Y.C. Pan, S. Kim, Usman A. Mughal, et al, “Mixed Signal Validation of Prescott Microprocessor Power-Up Sequence”, Intel Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), 2003

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • As the first President of the Portland Chapter of The Citizen's Foundation, Usman raised funds to built a primary school in Bahawalpur Pakistan for the under privileged children.   Usman continues to actively support this and other similar schools in Pakistan.  

Educational Background:

  • J.D. Intellectual Property Law, Cum Laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR, Lewis & Clark Law Review  
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, B.S. Computer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Thesis

Industry Groups

  • 5G
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Circuits
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Electrical hardware
  • Semiconductor
  • Software
  • Wi-Fi
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Office Location for Usman Mughal

5 Centerpointe Drive
Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Phone: 503-327-5614

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