Mimi Afshar

Professor and Director of Patent and Trademark Law Clinics
Afshar, Mimi (Room 47 Clinic)

Contact Information

Office: 47
Email: mafshar@NCCU.EDU
Telephone: 919-530-6348
Fax: 919-530-7982


J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law L.L.M., – Law and Technology- University of California at Berkeley School of Law B.S., University of California at Berkeley


Professor Mimi Afshar is the Director of the NCCU Intellectual Property Clinic, and the supervising patent attorney for the Patent Clinic. Prof. Afshar brings almost 18 years of combined private-practice and outside counsel experience to NCCU’s Intellectual Property department, including her experience as a chemical engineer in the pharmaceutical industry.

She possesses diverse expertise in the areas of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and licensing. Professor Afshar has represented technology & pharmaceutical clients in intellectual property counseling and patent prosecution. She has also provided patent counseling and prosecution expertise to independent inventors. Her pro bono representation includes assisting clients in the Casa Cornelia Law Center, representing former veterans with disabilities, and prosecuting patents and trademarks for entrepreneurs.

Prof. Afshar received her BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA.  Prof. Afshar received her LLM in Law and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley Law School.  She is a Registered US Patent Attorney, and is admitted to the USPTO Patent Bar.  She is admitted to the California State Bar, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States District Court-Southern District of California, and is a member of the North Carolina Bar.