Ghobad Heidari

President at GHB Intellect

Ghobad Heidari is the founder and president of GHB Intellect, a full-service IP and engineering consulting firm, headquartered in San Diego, California. With a cadre of over 500 high-calibre technologists, specialists and industry insiders in various high-tech and scientific fields, he leads the effort to provide highest-quality services to in-house and law firm patent attorneys and IP professionals around the world. Over the last two decades, he and his team have gained extensive experience in IP strategy development, portfolio management, portfolio mining, infringement and validity analyses, reverse engineering, valuation, monetisation support and litigation support.

Dr Heidari has more than 25 years of technology and IP research, development and management experience. His technical areas of expertise include wireless and wired communication systems/networks, consumer electronics, semiconductors and embedded systems. Prior to founding GHB Intellect in 2007, he served in various senior and executive roles at high-tech giants (AT&T, Nokia and Olympus Corp), as well as various start-ups, where he designed, researched, developed and standardised various communication systems and networks.

Dr Heidari has a PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University, has more than 30 granted patents, has published a large number of conference and journal papers, and has taught various courses at the University of California. In addition, Dr Heidari has extensive experience with, and made contributions to, various industry standards (eg, 3GPP, IEEE, USB-IF). He is the author of WiMedia UWB for Wireless USB and Bluetooth (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). For the past four consecutive years, he has been named as one of the world’s leading IP strategists by the IAM Strategy 300.

IAM says

An invaluable resource in terms of the technical support necessary to undertake high-level IP monetisation, Ghobad Heidari offers a first-rate service. Insightful, efficient, incredibly bright, tireless and trend-aware, he’s a patent powerhouse and go-to strategist.

Professional associations

  • 3GPP
  • IEEE
  • LES
  • Wi-Fi Alliance


  • Brokering
  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

GHB Intellect
6540 Lusk Blvd
Ste C259
San Diego CA 92130
United States

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