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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About
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 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
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"Aaron was responsive and as importantly gave us the information we needed to address a possible patent infringement."

Patent Infringement Consultation
Posted on Mar 1, 2021
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"Aaron was so incredibly helpful. I got proposals from several lawyers, but they were all way out of my budget. As an independent illustrator, I needed legal guidance about my work. Aaron was incredibly prompt, understanding, and helpful. I highly recommend him for any individual who needs help. He cares about the little guy."

Assist with Copyright Infringement
Posted on Feb 20, 2021
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""Aaron gave me clear legal advice which will be invaluable to the future of my company. I appreciate the time and effort he put into this project and will be working with him in the future. Do not hesitate to contact him for anything related to IP/Copyright law!""

IP Counsel Needed For Open Game License
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""Aaron was an incredible attorney to work with. Right from the beginning, he was communicative, thoughtful, and easy to work with. He has a vast background of experience to draw from, allowing him to bring a great deal of insight and value to his work. Aaron's background in engineering also shows in his capability for understanding technical nuances. He was more than happy to help clarify intricate legal and intellectual property matters. He's an expert at structuring attorney-client communications and relations to maximize outcomes and minimize risks. He also worked to bring to the table thoughts, questions, and strategies that I otherwise wouldn't have had regarding the stewardship and integrity of our company's intellectual property. Aaron is a talented attorney who will help ensure his client's long-term success. I very much look forward to working with Aaron well into the future." Collin M., Founder, CEO"

Consulting on IP for Startup
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"Aaron is a stand-out talent in the intellectual property space. I hired Aaron at Intel earlier in his legal career, and we worked together for several years supporting the intellectual property related legal needs of Intel. At Intel Aaron quickly learned and integrated himself with Intel’s business and technology operations, delivered impeccable work products that served Intel strategic and operational needs. The Intel businesses Aaron served are all exceedingly satisfied with his work product and they appreciate Aaron’s proactiveness in engaging the businesses to understand and support their IP related legal needs. Aaron’s subsequent impressive career progress demonstrates this, having held Vice President level positions handling all intellectual property matters for the most sophisticated tech companies. I can vouch for Aaron. You couldn't be in better hands when your business needs an intellectual property expert for any IP management, litigation, transaction or planning, from strategic to operational. Gogn Chen, Director of IP at BYTON"

Stand Out Talent At Intel
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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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