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Rami N. Moussa


Rami Moussa joined McAndrews, Held & Malloy in 2007 as a Technology Specialist, and become an Associate in 2009 after graduating from DePaul University College of Law. Rami focuses his practice on strategic patent portfolio development, with an emphasis on patent prosecution, primarily in the electrical and computer arts.  In assisting clients in developing patent portfolios, Rami has drafted and prosecuted more than 200 patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in such fields as existing and next generation wired and wireless communications systems and technologies; computer hardware and software; imaging, video, and audio processing; and cryptography.

Prior to joining McAndrews, Rami worked at Motorola. There, he worked on various projects encompassing many of Motorola’s GSM, GPRS, and UMTS infrastructure systems and test tools, mainly developing software solutions for several standard-based (3GPP) features and functionalities.  As a software engineer, Rami’s experience encompasses many commonly used languages and techniques. Rami wrote the core software implementing NAS layer and helped implement various components of the L3 layer for a mobile simulator that was used to the course of Motorola’s development of the first UMTS system, which was used in the initial customer demos during 2000-2001.  Rami also developed highly automated platforms that allowed execution of complex and previously unavailable test scenarios.  In 2005, Rami served as on-site technical lead in Chengdu, China during a six-month Expat assignment.

Related Experience

  • Engineer at Motorola


  • “Claim Drafting: Issues & Strategies; and Review of Some Recent Decisions,” McAndrews, Held & Malloy CLE Presentation, May 2011
  • “Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) after Wyeth v. Kappos,” McAndrews, Held & Malloy CLE Presentation, February 2010

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • DePaul University, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Computer Engineering