Mind + Muscle

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Christian A. Camarce

Mind + Muscle

Christian A. Camarce

Director

 

As a patent attorney in the Electronics Group, Mr. Camarce focuses his practice on patent portfolio management, USPTO post-grant proceedings, and preparation of infringement and invalidity opinions. He leverages his technical experience to assist clients in obtaining and enforcing patent protection in a wide variety of technologies including wireless communications, semiconductors, analog and digital circuits, Flash and DRAM memory designs, integrated circuit packaging, touch panel applications, video codecs, and graphics processing.

Mr. Camarce is actively involved in the firm’s post-grant practice. He represents patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. These proceedings involve technologies related to semiconductors, memory design, power management systems, integrated circuit packaging, RF transceivers, and electronic commerce systems. Mr. Camarce has also represented patent owners and requesters in reexamination proceedings related to mixed-signal circuits, memory interfaces, antenna designs, and imaging devices.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Mr. Camarce was a senior design engineer at Intel Corporation. His engineering experience focused on the research, design, and validation of analog integrated circuits on multiple generations of Flash memory products. In graduate school, he was a teaching assistant for a semiconductor device physics course and a recipient of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowship. His graduate research concentrated on damage and diffusion mechanisms of Silicon due to ion implantation. The results from his research have been used in a predictive model for a software tool distributed to the semiconductor industry.

Mr. Camarce has also served as in-house counsel for a leader in genetic sequencing technology. His responsibilities included developing patent strategies and managing patent portfolios related to BioFET-based semiconductor chips used in next-generation genetic sequencing applications.

Mr. Camarce is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. The book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice.

While in law school, Mr. Camarce served as Chief Articles Editor and Staff Writer for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal and completed a judicial externship at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. He was also a student associate in the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court.

Publications
  • "Flexible Display Patent Landscape and Implications From the America Invents Act," Donald J. Featherstone, Raymond J. Werner, Christian A. Camarce, Susan E. Cullen, Nanotechnology Law and Business, August 2014
  • "Carbon Nanotubes: Survey of Smalley Patent Portfolio," Donald J. Featherstone, Raymond J. Werner, and Christian A. Camarce, Nanotechnology Law and Business, June 2012

Inter Partes
Review Proceedings

  • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceeding related to RF transceiver technology. Subject patent also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
  • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceedings related to Flash and DRAM memory designs. Subject patents also involved in concurrent district court litigations.
  • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceedings related to integrated circuit power management techniques. Subject patents also involved in concurrent district court litigations.
  • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceeding related to mobile interface technology. Subject patent also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
  • Serving as petitioner’s counsel for technology leader in business management software, solutions and services. Subject patents are directed to electronic commerce systems and are also subject to multiple concurrent district court litigations.
  • Served as petitioner’s counsel in IPR proceedings directed to integrated circuit packaging. Successfully canceled all challenged claims.
Reexamination Proceedings

  • Serving as inter partes reexamination counsel for third party requester, a leader in consumer electronics. Subject patent is directed to imaging devices and is also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
  • Served as reexamination counsel for patent owner, a fractal antenna technology company. Defended patent owner in inter partes reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, in which patents subject to reexamination were also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
  • Served as reexamination counsel for patent owner, a high-speed chip interface company. Defended patent owner in inter partes reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, in which patents subject to reexamination were also involved in concurrent district court and U.S. International Trade Commission litigations.
  • Provided strategic reexamination consultation to patent owner, a high-performance and mixed-signal semiconductor company, whose patents were subject to ex parte reexamination proceedings before the USPTO and district court litigation.
  • Representative Matters

      Inter Partes
      Review Proceedings

      • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceeding related to RF transceiver technology. Subject patent also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
      • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceedings related to Flash and DRAM memory designs. Subject patents also involved in concurrent district court litigations.
      • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceedings related to integrated circuit power management techniques. Subject patents also involved in concurrent district court litigations.
      • Serving as patent owner’s counsel in IPR proceeding related to mobile interface technology. Subject patent also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
      • Serving as petitioner’s counsel for technology leader in business management software, solutions and services. Subject patents are directed to electronic commerce systems and are also subject to multiple concurrent district court litigations.
      • Served as petitioner’s counsel in IPR proceedings directed to integrated circuit packaging. Successfully canceled all challenged claims.
      Reexamination Proceedings

      • Serving as inter partes reexamination counsel for third party requester, a leader in consumer electronics. Subject patent is directed to imaging devices and is also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
      • Served as reexamination counsel for patent owner, a fractal antenna technology company. Defended patent owner in inter partes reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, in which patents subject to reexamination were also involved in concurrent district court litigation.
      • Served as reexamination counsel for patent owner, a high-speed chip interface company. Defended patent owner in inter partes reexamination proceedings before the USPTO, in which patents subject to reexamination were also involved in concurrent district court and U.S. International Trade Commission litigations.
      • Provided strategic reexamination consultation to patent owner, a high-performance and mixed-signal semiconductor company, whose patents were subject to ex parte reexamination proceedings before the USPTO and district court litigation.
  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • Virginia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., University of the Pacific

    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Florida

    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Florida cum laude

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