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  1. Telecommunications: 20%
  2. Licensing: 20%
  3. Trademark: 20%
  4. Patent Infringement: 20%
  5. Copyright: 20%

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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP

12790 El Camino Real.
San Diego, CA, 92130


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
World’s Leading Trademark Law PractitionerEuromoney Legal Media Group2006
World’s Leading Trademark Law PractitionerEuromoney Legal Media Group2000
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Technology Law AssociationPresident2008 - 2008
International Technology Law AssociationVice President2007 - 2007
International Technology Law AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2007
International Technology Law AssociationSecretary2005 - 2006
Computer Law AssociationAssistant Secretary2004 - 2005
Intellectual Property Owners Association, Open Source CommitteeMember2003 - Present
Computer Law Association, Roundtable CommitteeChairman2002 - 2004
Computer Law Association, Roundtable CommitteeBoard Director2002 - 2004
San Diego County Bar Association, Arbitration CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association NewsletterCase Summary: KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., No. 04-1350, U.S. Supreme Court, April 30, 20072007
University of San Francisco Intellectual Property Law BulletinHow to Effectively Build and Protect Business Assets With a Strategic Patent Portfolio2004
Computer Law Association BulletinA Hat Trick for the Software Inventor2003
San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association websiteEPO Clamps Lid Down On Certain PCT Applications Filed By U.S. Tech Industry2002
San Diego Daily TranscriptAre Your Company’s Crown Jewels Secure?: Building An Effective Patent Portfolio2002
Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewElectronic Commerce Companies Gain Legal Victory Under State Street Bank: Last Barrier Falls to Seek Software Patents For Doing Business on the Internet1999
French Patent Office JournalOn-Sale Bar Invalidating Patent Rights by Offers of SaleN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Southern CaliforniaComputer ScienceMS - Master of Science1983
University of California - San DiegoComputer ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Samsung Display InterfacesThe Pendulum is Swinging2007
Samsung CorningProcedures for Designing Around a Patent2007
Samsung Display InterfacesInventorship and Declaration Practice2006
Samsung Display InterfacesProposed 37 CFR Rule Making2006
Samsung Display InterfacesAfter Final Prosecution: Procedures and Strategies2006
IMECInventorship and Declaration Practice2006
IMECProposed 37 CFR Rule Making2006
IMECAfter Final Prosecution: Procedures and Strategies2006