Expert 8631 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience as an Intellectual Property & Patent Attorney. My areas of expertise include patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, domain name disputes, unfair competition, breach of contract, merger and acquisition, corporate, partnership, joint-venture, and dissolution. I have additional knowledge in real estate, representing title insurance companies, escrows, partnership disputes, easement, premises liability and breach of fiduciary duty. I have prior experience providing my services as an intellectual property and patent attorney expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Relevant Experiences

Prior to becoming an attorney, I had worked as an electrical engineer. First with I.B.M., then with another computer components manufacturer, as a software and hardware engineer.

I have litigated high-profile cases relative to intellectual property and business matters. My practice specializes in a quite a few areas including estate planning and real estate. As part of my practice in estate planning among Asian clients, I see assets placed under children's names all the time.

While I was working at the computer components manufacturer, I coded microcode for communication chip microcontrollers for performing local area network protocols. Some of the microcode were grouped as sets of Application Programming Interfaces ("APIs") for external devices to interface with the microcontroller. Intel was the microcontroller supplier. Intel provided companion Software Development Kit ("SDK") to facilitate the microcode coding.

After transitioning into an attorney, I've interfaced with engineers and scientists, drafted and filed patent applications involving software, electronics, mechanical, and communication devices. I've also litigated cases under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act, CC 3426-3426.11 and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. 1836.

In 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court granted my opposition's Writ of Certiorari on a trademark case of mine. The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that created the Trademark Fair Use doctrine.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
J.D. Western State University College of Law
M.S. Electrical Engineering U.S.C.
B.S. Electrical and Biomedical Engineering U.S.C.

Licenses Certifications

Licensed California attorney and licensed patent attorney


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