Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein

Chief IP Counsel, 30 Years' Experience. Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, IP Transactions

Great Neck
New York
Licensed in
CA, USPTO
California Western School of Law
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As in-house head of Intellectual Property for most of my 30-year career, I have helped prominent technology companies protect and leverage their IP to advance their most critical business objectives.

Your IP can be used freely by others if it is not protected correctly with patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret best practices.

I focus on obtaining this protection for you and implementing IP strategies that further your business goals. And, just as important, I deal effectively with the risks and impact of other IP holders asserting their IP against you.

I clarify the issues so you understand your ROI for every dollar
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"Aaron was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain in simple terms that I could understand. He was very creative and resourceful in helping me refine my patent idea. you can tell he loves his work and is very reasonably priced."

Conduct Patent Search
Posted on Apr 5, 2021
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"Aaron is wonderful to work with. His communication is exacly what many miss in the field and does not hold back on any necessry details that otherwise would make you question. He is now my #1 go to from here on out. Thank you for all you do Aaron! So happy we connected! Lynn Giotto"

Trademark Registration
Posted on Mar 23, 2021
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"Aaron was knowledgeable on the topic, respectful of the time, and provided valuable information to formulate a plan forward."

Assist with Other Patent Matter
Posted on Mar 18, 2021
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"Aaron made this process super easy and clear. I really appreciate his communication style and his transparency. Aaron doesn’t make you feel he just wants a paycheck, he truly cares about his clients and their businesses. He’s mindful of where you are in your journey as an entrepreneur. I definitely recommend him for your patent needs. He’s amazing! I will be working with him from here on out."

Assist with General Advice
Posted on Mar 18, 2021
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"Aaron was very knowledgeable about IP law relating to my case and clearly communicated what all of my options were. We were able to work together to come up with solutions and ultimately a resolution to my case, responding in a timely manner."

Review Employment Agreement
Posted on Mar 8, 2021
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"Aaron was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt, courteous and informative and took the time to fully understand my situation. His legal counseling was incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend Aaron and I plan to hire him in the future!"

Patent Consultation
Posted on Mar 1, 2021

Work History

Bernstein IP Consulting

Principal

Jan 2018 - Present

Implementing best practices in all areas of intellectual property for early-stage and large companies. Including IP identification, protection, and leveraging strategies for advancing specific business objectives. Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights (incl. software), Trademarks.

Jan 2018 - Present

Zebra Technologies, Inc.

Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel

Jan 2014 - Nov 2017

(Zebra acquired Motorola’s Symbol business.) Responsible for all IP litigation, licensing, and transactions, as well as counseling and training on patent prep & pros, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, among other topics. Also served as business unit general counsel for all of Zebra’s product development groups. Managed 2 senior attorneys and 1 senior paralegal.

Jan 2014 - Nov 2017

Motorola

Lead Intellectual Property Counsel

Jan 2007 - Dec 2013

(Motorola acquired Symbol.) Responsible for all areas of IP for Motorola, including IP litigation, patent prep & pros, IP transactions, licensing, defensive matters, training, and advising management on complex IP law developments.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2013

Symbol Technologies

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006

Responsible for all IP matters including patents, trademark, trade secrets, and copyrights, and for each – portfolio development and management, transactions, litigation, licensing, and defensive matters. Managed department of 5 IP attorneys, 2 paralegals, and administrative staff.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006

Intel

Senior IP Attorney

Jan 1998 - Dec 2001

Responsible for all IP areas for Intel’s 2nd largest business – the laptop segment. Revenues around $5B annually. Managed a team of three including an attorney, paralegal, and agent.

Jan 1998 - Dec 2001

Motorola

Senior IP Counsel

Jan 1993 - Dec 1997

• Attorney for worldwide licensing for Motorola’s paging business.
• Responsible for patent portfolio development and management for Motorola’s Cable Communications Division.
• Supported Motorola’s Semiconductor Division on all IP matters, including patent portfolio development and management.

Jan 1993 - Dec 1997

Knobbe Martens

Associate

Jan 1991 - Dec 1992

Patent prosecution and IP litigation

Jan 1991 - Dec 1992

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