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Rimon Law welcomes Intellectual Property attorneys Dr. Steven Colby and Robert Hayden as Partners to its Menlo Park office  

News Steven Colby Steven Colby · Robert Hayden · April 15, 2020

Silicon Valley — Adding to its fast-growing Intellectual Property (IP) team, Rimon Law welcomes Dr. Steven Colby and Robert Hayden as Partners in its Menlo Park Office.  

They will be joining from Royse Law where Dr. Colby was Director of IP Strategies and Mr. Hayden was Counsel. 

“With companies recognizing the overwhelming importance of protecting their intellectual property and patents, it is critical for law firms to have teams of top attorneys who can assist business leaders in defending what may be their most valuable assets. Steven and Robert have proven their experience and skill in crafting intellectual property strategies and handling patent prosecutions for leading technology, medical device, and scientific instrument companies,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon. 

Dr. Colby has over 40 published scientific papers and abstracts and holds several patents. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, he was director of product development for a scientific instrument company. His professional background extends to software and hardware development, website development, manufacturing management, electronics, sensors, measurement devices, control systems, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and bioanalysis. 

Mr. Hayden is a patent attorney specializing in medical devices, materials, and processes, particularly as they relate to semiconductors, LEDs, and disk drives, as well as clean tech, robotics, AgTech, and consumer devices. Robert regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications for established corporations and start-ups, advises on portfolio development, and prepares opinion letters. 

“Steven and Robert join Rimon’s growing patent prosecution and IP litigation team in Silicon Valley, which includes Karienh Khachatourian, Amir A. Tabarrok, Dr. David T. Xue, Zheng Liu, and Matthew Poppe. We are very happy to welcome them to our expanded team,” said Mr. Moradzadeh. “They will also work closely with the rest of our much larger IP team worldwide.”

“We are very excited about how Rimon will allow us to expand our services to our clients,” said Dr. Colby. “We’ll be able to provide ‘big firm’ service at a ‘small firm’ price.”  

Dr. Colby received his J.D. from Santa Clara University, a Ph.D. from Indiana University where he focused on the development and design of scientific instruments, and a B.A. from Oberlin College. 

Mr. Hayden received his J.D. from Santa Clara University, a M.S. from the University of Washington, and a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley. 


Rimon has 31 offices across four continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America's most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.