Edward Van Gieson, Ph.D.

evangieson@beyerlaw.com

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Dr. Van Gieson counsels clients on patent portfolio development and enforcement. He has over sixteen years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, developing national and worldwide patent portfolio strategies, conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations, patent reexaminations and reissues, patent appeals, and providing patent opinions. He has extensive experience in analyzing patent portfolios for licensing and acquisition transactions. He has also extensive patent litigation experience in his background, which he uses to advise clients in developing patent portfolios.

Dr. Van Gieson’s technical background prior to becoming a patent lawyer includes a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and years of experience working in top engineering research centers, including IBM and the David Sarnoff Research Center. He has counseled clients in intellectual property matters in a wide variety of technologies. Representative technologies include mechanical devices, medical devices, games and toys, energy saving technologies, lighting technology, nanotechnology, integrated circuit design, computer software, e-commerce, semiconductors, opto-electronics, graphics technology, telecommunications, signal processing, and network technologies.

Prior to joining Beyer Law Group, Dr. Van Gieson was a partner with Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP. Dr. Van Gieson is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Undergraduate Degree:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering; University of Southern California

Graduate Degree:

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering; Cornell University
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; Cornell University

Law Degree:

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Recent Publications:

Edward Van Gieson, A Strategy For Dealing with CLS Bank, Law360, Portfolio Media, Inc., (May 30, 2013)

Edward Van Gieson, Practical Patent Portfolio Strategies for the America Invents Act, pp. 31-36, Intellectual Asset Management (February 2012)

Edward Van Gieson, Divided Patent Infringement and Patent Valuation, pp.77-83, Intellectual Asset Management (May 2011)

Edward Van Gieson & Paul Stellman, Killing Good Patents To Wipe Out Bad Patents, Bilski, the Evolution of Patentable Subject Matter Rules, and the Inability To Save Valuable Patents Using the Reissue Statute, Vol. 27, No. 2, Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal (March 2011)

Edward Van Gieson, Tech Process Claims Post-Bilski: RCT v. Microsoft, Law360, Portfolio Media, Inc., (February 1, 2011)

Edward Van Gieson, Divide and Prosper? Recent Trends in Divided IP Infringement, Law360, Portfolio Media, Inc., (December 1, 2010)

Edward Van Gieson, Patent Validity Opinions In Light Of Bilski, Ultramercial, Law360, Portfolio Media, Inc., (September 22, 2010)

Edward Van Gieson, Bilski and the Case for IP Audits, pp. 64-70, Intellectual Asset Management (September 2010)

Edward Van Gieson & Paul Stellman, Navigating the Confusing Terrain of Broadening Reissue, Intellectual Property Strategist (August 2010)

Edward Van Gieson, Vanderbilt v. ICOS and Proving Joint Inventorship, Law360, Portfolio Media, Inc. (June 23, 2010)

 

Example Patents Dr. Van Gieson has worked on:

6,308,596 Elden Williams

HAND WRENCH TORQUE ENHANCING DEVICE

6,137,068 Astec International Limited

COMBINED HANDLE-GUARD AND GRIP FOR PLUG-IN CIRCUIT BREAKERS

6,630,851 Fujitsu Limited

LOW LATENCY CLOCK DISTRIBUTION

6,168,972 Fujitsu Limited:

FLIP CHIP PRE-ASSEMBLY UNDERFILL PROCESS

6,090,214 Fujitsu Limited

CLEANING METHOD USING AMMONIUM PERSULPHATE TO REMOVE SLURRY PARTICLES FROM CMP SUBSTRATES

6,424,335 Fujitsu Limited

NOTEBOOK COMPUTER WITH DETACHABLE INFRARED MULTI-MODE INPUT DEVICE

6,525,354 Fujitsu Limited

FET CIRCUIT BLOCK WITH REDUCED SELF-HEATING

6,782,021 Zia Lasers

QUANTUM DOT VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER

7,296,897 Novalux, Inc.

PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD

7,523,264 Nvidia Corporation

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DEPENDANT COMPUTATIONS OF STREAMING MULTIPROCESSORS

7,584,475 Nvidia Corporation

MANAGING A VIDEO ENCODER TO FACILITATE LOADING AND EXECUTING ANOTHER PROGRAM

7,593,543 Nvidia Corporation

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR TRACING DISTRIBUTION OF VIDEO CONTENT WITHIN VIDEO WATERMARKS

Title:Of Counsel
Phone:650.842.1300
Fax:650.842.1301
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