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Charles Patrick Ebertin

Charles Patrick Ebertin

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I'm a partner in the Palo Alto office of Vinson & Elkins LLP. I focus on IP litigation, with an emphasis on patents. I have litigated patents relating to circuit design & wafer manufacturing equipment/processes, wireless communication systems, encryption, error control coding algorithms, e-commerce, internet apps, and other s/w technologies. I was an extern to the Hon. Spencer Williams of the N.D.Cal. and served as IP litigation counsel at Applied Materials.


Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%
    23 years

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525 University Ave Ste 410
Palo Alto, CA, 94301



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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerVinson & Elkins, LLP2010 - Present
PartnerSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP2004 - 2010
PartnerCooley Godward LLP1995 - 2004
N/ABrown & Bain1992 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
eBay adv. MercExchangeSettled
Applied Materials adv. SPMFavorable settlement after injunction and bench trial
Applied Materials adv. NegevtechDismissed after injunction
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Publication NameTitleDate
UnknownSupreme Court Relaxes the Test for Patent Obviousness and Limits the Extraterritoriality of U.S. Patent Law2007
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & FlomSupreme Court Allows Licensees To Challenge Licensed Patents Without Breaching The License Agreement2007
Advanced Seminar on Copyright LawSmall Legacy from the Intel-AMD Copyright Battles: Microcode and Fair Use1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1992
Univ of Southern CalifBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science (cum laude)1989