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Co-founder of Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, LLP.

Practice examples include preparation and prosecution of patent applications, particularly in technologies related to computer-implemented business methods, computer programs, computer architectures, digital circuitry and IC manufacturing; management of patent portfolio; preparation of opinions on infringement and validity of patents; pre-litigation analysis and resolution of licensing issues; technology transfer; due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions; and counseling on IP strategies. Mr. Beffel holds a peer-review rating at Martindale-Hubbell of AV-Preeminent.


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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 75%
    17 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    35 years

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Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

637 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner / Co-FounderHaynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP1999 - Present
PartnerHancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP1981 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
San Francisco Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)Why and How of Desktop Sharing for Examiner Interviews2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of MichiganIndustrial Engineering and Operations ResearchBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarPTO Examiner Interviewing Techniques and Tips in the Era of Hoteling, Webex and Videoconferencing2013
PatentCore weekly webinar seriesUsing PatentAdvisor TM reports to prepare for interviews2013
International Fellows of National Defense University (Annually, 2001-13)Patents Rights and Startups in Silicon Valley2013
Computer Science Department, Jim Whitehead, chairSoftware Patents: What are they and why are they different?2013
Stanford BUS 111Patent Paradox: Prosecutors Panel with Mark Haynes2012
PPAC hearing in SunnyvaleUSPTO Fee Setting Testimony2012
Partnering in PatentsPTO Focus Groups Reporting2012
Electronic & Computer Patent Law Summit Patent Practice and Innovation in Standards/Open Source, panel organizer2012
Partnering in PatentsPTO Focus Groups Reporting2011
NAPP Annual MeetingWhy and How of Desktop Sharing for Examiner Interviews2011
Live Online Program, Noverber 9, 2011Streamlining and Expediting the Patent Examination Process: Taking Advantage of new USPTO Rules and Programs to Manage Costs, Improve Quality and Reduce Pendency2011
AIPLA Spring Meeting 2011Why and How of Desktop Sharing for Examiner Interviews2011
SVIPLA / SFIPLA Luncheon talksEnhanced Examiner Interviews2010
NAPP Annual MeetingEnhanced Examiner Interviews2010
2009 Business Methods Partnership meetingInterviews for Compact Prosecution2009