Frank Bernstein has a rare combination of extensive experience before the US Patent and Trademark Office (both pre-grant and post-grant patent matters) and US district courts in all phases of patent infringement actions (pre-filing investigations to claim construction, Markman hearings to trials and appeals). His high technology expertise includes computer hardware and software, electronics, semiconductors, wireless, e-commerce and mechanical engineering. Apple, Sony, IBM, Yahoo!, Cadence Design Systems, Lam Research, Peloton Technology, j2 Cloud Services, Renesas, Xyratex, Marvell Semiconductor, Neato Robotics, NEC, Koito and CNH Global are among the clients that he has served.
Frank has been recognized in the 2014-2016 editions of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners for California. He has also been named a 2016-2018 Managing Intellectual Property IP Star. Frank was named by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in 2017-2018.
A frequent panelist and speaker, both locally and nationally, Frank has covered topics such as recent patent precedent and legislation, open source software and patent portfolio development and management. He actively participates in a number of organizations, including PTAB Bar Association (Program Committee), IP Inn of Court (Bay Area Chapter) and Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association.
IP and Technology Litigation
Patent Portfolio Strategy and Prosecution