Patent Law – Mintz Levin Adds Leading Patent Litigators In San Diego – Law Firm News Service

Addition of Matthew Bernstein and John Giust Continues Rapid Expansion of Firm’s West Coast Presence

SAN DIEGO–LAWFUEL – Attorney Newswire –Patent litigators Matthew C. Bernstein and John Giust have joined the San Diego office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. as Members. The addition of Bernstein and Giust, who previously practiced with Fish & Richardson P.C., continues the significant expansion of Mintz Levin’s Intellectual Property practice and its presence on the West Coast.

“This is an important strategic addition for Mintz Levin,” said Craig Hunsaker, Managing Member of Mintz Levin’s San Diego office. “Mintz opened its California offices with the goal of quickly duplicating the Firm’s strengths on the West Coast. John and Matt’s patent litigation expertise adds to our ability to locally meet every one of our clients’ significant legal needs. Many of us have worked with Matt and John, and we know first hand the talent, expertise and energy they bring to Mintz Levin.”

Mr. Bernstein’s practice focuses on patent litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, in courts throughout the country. He has extensive experience trying patent infringement and other cases to both juries and judges. In addition to his patent litigation work, throughout his career, he has also counseled clients on a variety of other intellectual property issues, including trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret matters. Mr. Bernstein also counsels clients on a variety of federal government contract matters, including bid protests, claims to the board of contract appeals, Small Business Administration appeals and rights in technical data/patents. His clients have included: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Autodesk, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Microtune, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, General Atomics, Orincon (acquired by Lockheed Martin) and Lorillard Tobacco.

Mr. Bernstein received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to the bar in California, the United States District Court for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As an active member of his local community, Mr. Bernstein contributes his time and resources to: Habitat for Humanity, Race for the Cure, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Humane Society, and the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mr. Giust has significant knowledge in patent litigation, intellectual property litigation and ITC proceedings. He has experience in jury trials and administrative proceedings in various fields, including electronics, semiconductors and communications. Mr. Giust has litigated in U.S. District Courts, before the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, he served as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Giust earned his B.S. from The University of New Hampshire, his J.D. summa cum laude from American University and his L.L.M. in patent and intellectual property law, summa cum laude, from George Washington University. He is admitted to all State and Federal courts in California, the courts of Virginia and the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Giust spent time as an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of San Diego Law School.

Mintz Levin opened its San Diego office in June 2006 with a group of five attorneys. Since that time, the office has added 25 attorneys and specialists, and now represents clients’ needs in corporate, litigation, patent, employment, real estate and bankruptcy.

Mintz Levin is an AmLaw 100 law firm with offices in the US and the UK. The firm has exceptional depth in a broad range of practice areas, but our clients recognize that what sets us apart from other law firms is our industry focus. By truly understanding business drivers and industry trends, we are able to provide our clients with more than just legal advice; we provide legal solutions to our clients’ business issues. Since 1933, our lawyers have represented entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and leaders in primary industries that include Life Sciences/Biotechnology; Technology & Communications; Energy & Clean Technology; Financial Services & Insurance; Healthcare; Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction; and Retail & Consumer Products. Our practical knowledge combined with our industry expertise enables us to provide our clients with enterprise legal advice that gives their business a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For detailed information on the firm we invite you to visit www.mintz.com.

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