Mirna G. Abyad
Ms. Abyad counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including technology-based litigation, performing strategic intellectual property planning and intellectual property audits for technology companies, and securing patent, copyright, and other intellectual property rights.
Ms. Abyad has prepared and successfully prosecuted numerous patents
in such diverse areas as wireless telecommunications, computer software,
and hardware, fiber optics, and the Internet and is experienced in preparing patent portfolios and supporting technology-based companies seeking to develop strategic patenting initiatives.
Before attending and during law school, Ms. Abyad had the opportunity
to work with the National Weather Service (NOAA), Motorola Inc., Nielsen Media Research, and WoldSpan (Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines). Ms. Abyad has eight years of technical experience in projects related to system design including protocols and systems; such as, BlueTooth, GSM, PCS, NEXRAD, and Channel One.
Additionally, Ms. Abyad has experience in designing and maintaining
relational databases for various industries including maps and data from
seismic surveys for oil and petroleum exploration.
Admitted to the Bar:
State of Oklahoma
Registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
President's Honor Roll
Ms. Abyad graduated in December, 2005 from Oklahoma City University
School of Law with a JD/MBA dual degree, with a focus in Intellectual
Property Law and Telecommunications respectively.
Ms. Abyad was named to the President’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma City
University’s Meinders School of Business. In 2004-2005, she served as
the Treasurer for the Intellectual Property Student Association.
Ms. Abyad also participated as a member of the Delta Mu Delta National
Honor Society, National Women Law Students’ Association, and Turner
Inn of Court.
In 1998, Ms. Abyad graduated from the University of Oklahoma where
she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
with a Computer Option. In 1994, Ms. Abyad was the Vice President of
the Society of Woman Engineers (SWE), University of Oklahoma
Chapter. She was also the President of the SWE’s Steering Committee
that started the University of Oklahoma Chapter.