Frank Bernstein uses his extensive patent litigation experience to think outside the box, helping clients obtain and defend challenging patents. He has extensive experience before the US Patent and Trademark Office (both pre-grant and post-grant patent matters), as well as in 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 named a 2016-2019 Managing Intellectual Property IP Star has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney since 2017.
A frequent panelist and speaker, both locally and nationally, Frank has covered topics such as recent patent precedent and legislation, patent portfolio development and management, and intellectual property due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. He actively participates in a number of organizations, including PTAB Bar Association (Program Committee), IP Inn of Court (Master, Bay Area Chapter) and Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association.
IP and Technology Litigation
Patent Portfolio Strategy and Prosecution