Chief IP Counsel, 30 Years' Experience. Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, IP Transactions
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… read more spent.
- Design Patent
- Non-Provisional Patent
- Patent Consults
- Patent Infringement
- Patent Infringement Consults
- Patent Search
- Plant Patent
- Provisional Patent
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Patent)
- Other Patent Matter
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
"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!"
"Aaron was responsive and as importantly gave us the information we needed to address a possible patent infringement."
"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."
""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!""
""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"
"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"
Bernstein IP Consulting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1991 - Dec 1992
Patent prosecution and IP litigation