The primary focus of Vid Bhakar’s intellectual property practice is patent infringement litigation and the protection of computer-related technologies, typically by patenting them. He also has extensive experience in technology-related transactions.

    While starting his career in the patent protection realm, for more than 24 years, Vid has represented an expansive spectrum of clients in a number of patent infringement matters. He has represented clients including Sony Computer Entertainment America, Apple, Facebook, eBay, LeapFrog, Roku, Konami Digital Entertainment, PINC Solutions, HighJump, Kirkland’s Stores, Flowers Foods, MediaTek, ChipMOS Technologies, ASUSTeK, Pegatron and FIC, among others. His technical expertise is broad, extending across computer hardware and software, user interfaces, gaming, social networks, e-commerce, logistics, internet and network architectures, fiber optics, optical storage, wireless communication systems, encryption, bio-informatics, semiconductor design and fabrication, as well as medical devices and various mechanical and biomechanical technologies.

    Vid is a registered patent attorney and has prosecuted patents in a wide range of technical arts. He also served as an interim patent prosecution counsel for a Silicon Valley semiconductor EDA company. He has provided due-diligence counseling on intellectual property issues for several Silicon Valley companies and conducted patent due diligence as underwriters’ counsel on several initial public offerings. He has spoken at many seminars and conferences on various intellectual property issues, including internet and business method patents, patent valuation and intellectual capital.

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    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims brought against customers of a yard management software system (D. Del., C.D. Tenn., M.D. Ga.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims brought against the remote controls of internet streaming media devices (ITC).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims regarding graphical user interfaces of products of a major smartphone and computer company (E.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims regarding HSPA telecommunications technology for a major smartphone company (E.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims regarding a biotechnology system and process for converting renewable sugars, biomass and other materials into specific industrial chemicals (S.D. Cal.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims regarding network storage systems for a major social network (D. Del.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims regarding messaging services of a major social network (E.D.N.Y.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims concerning an e-commerce suggestion system brought against a major internet auction site. (D. Del.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of multidistrict patent litigation regarding logistics patents (DDEL, NDILL, WDWI, EDTX, SDTX, EDCA, NDCA).
    • Providing litigation counsel pursuing multiple patents involving 3GPP UMTS/HSPA telecommunication technology (N.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of multipatent case regarding the operation of optical disk drives (W.D. Wisc.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent claims on accelerometers used in gaming controllers (E.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of patent and trade secret claims regarding alleged defects in floppy disk controllers (D. Utah).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of multi-patent claims over Super I/O controllers (D. Wy., N.D. Cal.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of claims over semiconductor packaging technology (N.D. Cal.).
    • Providing litigation counsel pursuing multiple patents on behalf of a Japanese video game company against a US-based multimedia company and video game designer (E.D. Tex. and D. Mass.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of a patent involving disc discrimination techniques for optical disc drives (E.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of a patent involving de-skewing and de-speckling technology (E.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel pursuing a business method patent in the credit card services industry (E.D. Tex.).
    • Providing litigation counsel in defense of consolidated patent litigation regarding six patents involving cache coherency, host bus and PCI bus arbitration, and partitioned memory techniques (N.D. Cal.).

    Education

    • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1994
    • University of Minnesota, B.S., 1990

    Admissions

    • California, 2002
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000
    • Minnesota, 1994

    Courts

    • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Texas
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