William Jaffe focuses his practice on intellectual property counseling, procurement, and enforcement of patents, for computer-related technologies, software and internet applications, and hardware.

William provides services that span a diverse range of intellectual property areas. He has prepared and prosecuted both domestic and foreign patent applications in technological fields such as computer electronics, software, networking, signal processing, image processing, and electronic security. Among the other intellectual property related services that William provides are offensive and defensive patent reviews, validity and non-infringement analyses, and generating opinions regarding third party patents.

Before commencing his legal career, William worked for TRW (subsequently acquired by Northrop Grumman Corp.) as a software engineer for a communications group, which included designing software for signal analysis systems and user interfaces for those systems. Prior to TRW, William worked as a design engineer for Radix Technologies in their experimental software systems group. While at Radix Technologies, he designed and tested numerous hardware and software systems.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Advisory Panel
Experience

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  • Patent #: 8,332,424
    • Method and apparatus for enabling virtual tags
  • Patent #: 8,447,989
    • Method and apparatus for tamper proof camera logs
  • Patent #: 2015/0100356
    • Systems and methods for automatic generation of a relationship management system
  • Patent #: 2013/0283877
    • Method and apparatus for progressively forging a hard disk drive base plate
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Bar admissions

2005, California

Admitted to practice before:

  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • J.D., University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Traynor Honor Society
    • Witkin Award Winner
    • McGeorge Law Review, Primary Editor
  • B.S., 2000, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Mathematics
    • cum laude
    • President’s List
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