Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour is patent expert and IP trainer at Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) in Bern. After obtaining a PhD in physics at the EPF Lausanne he worked as product manager at Nortel Networks in Zurich, where he conducted yield improvement projects for the existing products, qualified new products and introduced them into the market. He later cofounded a consulting entity providing technical supports specially for young startups by the quality management as well as by the technical questions. After a master in statistics at the Université de Neuchâtel he returned as Post Doc to EPFL (TRANSP-OR) conducting an externally financed project on modeling customer behavior.
Since 2008, he is working at IPI, where as patent expert he conducts different type of patent searches, such as validity or freedom-to-operate searches, and examines patent applications in his field of knowledge. As IP trainer, he gives lectures on divers intellectual property subjects at the universities and in the companies.