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Charles A. Blazer

Partner

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Industries

  • Software and Computer Science

  • Electronics and Semiconductors

  • Consumer Products

Education

  • University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007), Pierce Law Review

  • Boston University (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Central District of California, and Southern District of California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Chuck is an experienced IP litigator and professor of intellectual property law. He represents global leaders in innovation in some of the most technologically complex high-stakes patent cases in recent times, such as in the contentious "smartphone wars" between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Blackberry. He represents clients in patent, trademark, trade secret, IP malpractice, and many other cases in Federal court, in state court, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Having also served "behind the bench" as a Federal judicial clerk, Chuck brings a wide breadth of firsthand experience and practical insight into complex contested matters.

 

At Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Chuck teaches Property and Intellectual Property courses, and he supervises the Patent and Trademark Clinic at the school's Small Business Law Center. He also teaches standalone seminars on legal writing, patent drafting, IP law, and torts for law students, for non-lawyers, and for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for practicing attorneys. A prolific writer and enthusiastic futurist, he also authored some of the earliest and most-cited legal scholarship on the topic of virtual property, years before the advent of cryptocurrency as we know it today.

 

Chuck served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable District Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Circuit Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before practicing law, he was a radar and missile systems engineer at Raytheon Technologies.

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