Tarik M. Nabi, Ph.D.

Senior Counsel
He / Him / His
Washington, D.C. area
1900 Duke Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
D: 703-518-4536
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Shelley M. Terrell

Tarik M. Nabi is a registered patent attorney and Senior Counsel with Merchant & Gould’s Washington, DC, office. Tarik focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution for the chemical, mechanical, materials and electrical industries.

Experienced IP Attorney With Over 100 Patents Drafted

Tarik is an experienced attorney with over 18 years of experience in the field of patent law. He has successfully drafted over 100 patents in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Chemistry
  • Materials science
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Semiconductors
  • Software/computer processes

Tarik began his legal career as a Patent Agent, drafting and prosecuting US and foreign patent applications. After gaining experience, he went on to become a successful IP attorney, helping well-known companies protect property such as medical devices, semiconductor circuits, cellular networks, hybrid engines, printers, telecommunication towers and business methods.

Tarik supports US-based and international companies. He understands that each are unique and requires a specific approach. Whether you require complete counseling and portfolio development or a single patent filing, Tarik can deliver.

From the Lab to Law

Before journeying into law, Tarik received his Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy, a Master of Science in Materials Science and a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry.

Tarik started his career as an Environmental Consultant, where he researched nano-technology and environmental remediation. However, Tarik discovered that patent law gives him the opportunity to use his technical knowledge and the law to allow creators to protect and benefit from their intellectual property.

Supporting Clients With Knowledge & Timeliness

Tarik knows that the successful drafting and prosecution of patents requires in-depth knowledge of the novel product or inventive idea. As such, Tarik places a high priority on educating himself on the new subject matter before moving forward. As a result, the client has someone knowledgeable in their corner who understands their IP needs and goals.

Tarik also prides himself in being timely when completing his assigned tasks as IP protection entails the exact adherence to a strict timeline. Tarik also communicates with his clients often so they always know what to expect and feel supported during the entire patenting process.

Tarik is fluent in both French and Arabic. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.


Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (Algeria)
     B.S. Metallurgy, 1992


Universite Paris XI Orsay (France)
     M.S. Materials Science, 1993


George Washington University
     Ph.D. Chemistry, 1999


George Mason School of Law
     J.D., 2007


Virginia State Bar, 2008

District of Columbia Bar, 2008

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2003

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