My practice consists of patent prosecution, licensing, opinions, and litigation support in the general area of information technology, with an emphasis on data security, cryptography, computer networks, software, and telecommunications. I also help clients comply with U.S. export control laws, particularly with respect to encryption items. I've represented a number of leading universities and corporations, including MIT, Stanford, Washington University, Ford, Apple, Canon, Loral, Lockheed, and Symantec; plus highly innovative startups and individuals. I successfully represented MIT in federal court litigation over the validity of the RSA patent, covering the first useful, and most widely used, implementation of public key cryptography.

LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: California, United States Patent and Trademark Office


PRIOR FIRM(S): Fenwick & West  |  Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

LAW SCHOOL: Harvard University

HONORS AND AWARDS: Northern California Super Lawyer (5 years), Who's Who in the World (11 editions), Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners (now


Intellectual Property

(Litigation — Patent, Patent Law, Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Strategy, Trademark Prosecution, Counseling and Strategy)


INDUSTRY: Information technology, cybersecurity, cryptography, computer hardware, software, telecommunications, satellites, semiconductors, electrical circuits, networking.