Roger counsels clients on IP strategy, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patent appeals, reexamination and reissue applications and trademark availability and prosecution, patent, trademark, trade secret and software licensing, domestic and foreign, and general counseling for startup and growth companies, including due diligence evaluations, review and evaluation of patent portfolios, IP licenses and litigation support. He has extensive experience in patent validity and infringement opinions, and has served as a patent law expert in a number of cases.

His practice includes a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor physics and devices, semiconductor processing and processing equipment, transistor level analog and digital circuits and systems, radar systems, mechanical and electromechanical devices and systems, and software. His practice further includes aeronautical engineering matters, including aircraft and aerodynamic structures, boundary layer characteristics and related matters, having once started a masters degree program in aeronautical engineering while at Cornell University.

Prior to beginning his law practice, Roger worked as an aerothermodynamicist analyzing external and internal transient temperatures of high speed and reentry vehicles, and then spent the majority of his engineering work in electromechanical instrument design and development, culminating with Litton Systems, Guidance and Control Systems Division. This experience included experience in a far range of disciplines, including mechanical and electromechanical systems design and development, magnetic circuit design and linear control systems. The combination of his engineering work experience and legal experience combined with degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering and the law provide high tech intellectual property expertise in a broad range of technologies.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Patent #: 9,195,053
      • Spatio-Temporal Directional Light Modulator
    • Patent #: 9,179,126
      • Spatio-Temporal Light Field Cameras
    • Patent #: 9,171,970
      • Alternating Bias Hot Carrier Solar Cells
    • Patent #: 8,928,969
      • Spatio-Optical Directional Light Modulator
    • Patent #: 7,898,330
      • Class AB Amplifier Systems
    • Patent #: 9,143,092
      • Fully Capacitive Coupled Input Choppers
    • Patent #: 7,626,536
      • Non-Scanning Radar for Detecting and Tracking Targets
    • Patent #: 8,733,671
      • Fuel Injectors with Intensified Fuel Storage and Methods of Operating an Engine Therewith
    • Patent #: 9,134,008
      • Light Emitting Decorative Panels

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    Bar admissions

    1969, California

    Admitted to practice before:

    • US District Court, Central District of California
    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • US Patent and Trademark Office

    Education

    • J.D., 1969, Loyola Law School
    • M.S., 1965, University of Southern California, Electrical Engineering
    • B.S., 1958, Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering

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