Mehdi Poursoltani is an admitted attorney to the State Bar of California and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. His areas of practice include immigration law, especially, business and employment-based immigration including EB-1, EB-2, NIW, L1, O1, and so on. Mehdi’s years of firsthand experience in the field of technology and his direct involvement in research and startup development have given him the ability to effectively help clients with different backgrounds in various fields of technology, science, business, and more.

Mehdi also, as a patent attorney, enjoys writing articles on intellectual property law, mainly about software and artificial intelligence-related inventions and patents. Before the practice of law, he has helped tech startups by preparing and evaluating IP strategies, monitoring team metrics, and investigating new technologies. He has utilized agile development platforms to direct the R&D teams on how to commercialize innovations and capitalize on new products.

Mehdi earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. In USD Legal Clinics, Mehdi helped clients with immigration matters and received a grade of honors for his services in the immigration clinic. He has also researched the patent eligibility of artificial intelligence (AI) inventions, the required standard of disclosure for conventional software and AI-related patents, the global impact of artificial intelligence on technology startups, and other related legal issues. Mehdi had been one of the editors of the book “Artificial Intelligence, A Marketing Manipulation.”

Mehdi holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering/Bioelectric. Prior to the practice of law, for more than a decade, he worked in the engineering field as an entrepreneur, inventor, CEO, R&D manager, and a senior full-stack engineer. He has hands-on experience in a wide range of technologies, including vehicle communication protocols, advanced digital signal processing, biological signal processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, embedded system design, analog/digital circuit design, controller area network, alignment systems, XYZ motion controllers, inkjet marking systems, dynamic data exchange, dynamic link library, data modulation, data communication, desktop and mobile application development, web programming, and data analysis.

Mehdi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) and the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA).

Bar Admission

  • California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
  • B.S., M.S. in Biomedical Engineering/Bioelectric