Rafay Asrar Associate

Rafay Asrar


Rafay Asrar joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2018 and focuses his practice on developing patent applications for a wide range of technologies ranging from mechanical systems to pharmaceuticals. As part of his practice, he has experience in responding to office actions on patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including amending claims, making elections in response to restriction requirements and arguing against obviousness objections. Rafay also has experience in performing intellectual property due diligence including freedom to operate opinions, prior art searches, and trademark preparation and prosecution.

Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Rafay served as a law clerk at a prominent Colorado Intellectual firm. As a clerk he prepared a federal appellate brief in a case related to violations of the Lanham Act, false advertising, trademark infringement, and a remedy for disgorgement of profits. Rafay also has experience as a patent agent, drafting patent applications for low-income inventors as part of the Colorado Pro Bono Patent Initiative.

Rafay has extensive experience in research and development. While at Purdue, he was part of a team that developed an electrocardiogram reader that could be integrated into a smart phone, which enables patients to monitor medical diagnostics including electrocardiogram information, heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. The reader is capable of transmitting data to physicians and ambulances.

He also researched function of gallium phosphide through azide reactions, and programmed a microcontroller to control a gene analyzer to text for methicillin resistance while at Purdue.


Rafay earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University, where he also minored in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

Rafay served as a volunteer at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado in 2006, where he served as a liaison between patients and their guests. He also served as a volunteer at Centennial Medical Plaza in 2006 in Centennial, Colorado, where he assisted emergency room nurses with operational assignments.

Rafay is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.



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