Patrick D. Benedicto


Mr. Benedicto represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases before Federal Courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Mr. Benedicto's patent prosecution practice includes preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications relating to electrical engineering and computer science, including electrical circuits, semiconductors, servers and network devices, cybersecurity, and photovoltaics. He works with clients in creating patent programs, identifying strategic inventions, and performing competitive patent landscape analysis.

Prior to entering the practice of Law, Mr. Benedicto held various technical positions at Silicon Valley companies. He started his career working for a federal contractor at NASA Ames Research center, where he last held the position of Programmer/Analyst responsible for developing software for the Vertical Motion Simulator. Mr. Benedicto worked as an Electrical Engineer at the IBM Corporation and at Centigram Communications. He was also an Electrical Engineer at Novellus Systems and managed its patent program.

Representative Patent Litigation Cases

  • Information Protection and Authentication of Texas LLC v. Symantec Corp. et al., United States District Court, E.D. Texas. Lead counsel for defendant Trend Micro in patent case involving cybersecurity software.
  • CSIRO v. Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. et al., United States District Court, E.D. Texas. Lead counsel for defendant Asus Computer International in patent case involving IEEE 802.11 (WiFi).
  • Certain Systems for Detecting and Removing Viruses or Worms, U.S. International Trade Commission, case No. 337-TA-510. Counsel for complainant Trend Micro in ITC investigation pertaining to antivirus scanning.
  • LG Electronics v. Asustek Computer, Inc. et al., United States District Court, N.D. California. Counsel for defendant Asustek Computer in patent case involving computer hardware.


Undergraduate Degree:

  • San Jose State University, BSEE, with great distinction,1991

Graduate Degree:

  • Santa Clara University, J.D., cum laude, 1997


  • California
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office