Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Raymond J. Werner

Mind + Muscle

Raymond J. Werner

Of Counsel


Mr. Werner's work before the United States Patent and Trademark Office includes patent application preparation and prosecution, inter partes reexamination, and appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Werner has worked on intellectual property matters involving a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, integrated circuit designs including logic, and analog circuits, Systems on a Chip (SoC), voltage regulators, performance monitoring circuitry to provide control data to voltage regulators, biosensors, bioelectronics, biological sensors/transistors, electronic diagnostics, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solid-state lighting circuits, printers, semiconductor test equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, electrical connectors, printed circuit board manufacturing, laser micromachining, superscalar RISC microprocessor architectures, power management in chips including power rail and substrate bias voltage control, and clock throttling, personal computers, supercomputer systems, radio architectures and wireless systems, satellite communications, radio frequency identification (RFID) circuits and systems, GPS and Wi-Fi based location systems, location-based services, computer communication networks, optical communications equipment, thermo-electric power generation, medical equipment, and mechanical devices.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Werner was an in-house patent counsel for SMOS Systems and Intel Corporation, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications, performed intellectual property due diligence investigations in connection with acquisitions and investments; drafted and negotiated licensing agreements; provided strategic advice to executive management on intellectual property matters and ensured that IP activities were aligned with business objectives; designed and delivered IP training sessions for engineers and scientists; proposed, formed, and managed a corporate patent database group; supervised in-house attorneys and staff; and supervised outside counsel. Mr. Werner also has negotiated the acquisition, auction, and sale of patents assets

Prior to law school, Mr. Werner spent 11 years in the semiconductor industry, as both a design engineer and engineering manager. During this time, Mr. Werner designed MOS integrated circuits for microprocessors and microcontrollers; developed test and characterization programs; drove yield improvement initiatives; worked with semiconductor process engineers to develop design rules for new manufacturing processes; was responsible for the complete architecture and design of a special purpose 64-bit processor for data encryption, and several modems; managed an engineering group responsible for communication and Local Area Network (LAN) products; developed product specifications for new integrated circuits; and performed reverse engineering and circuit analysis in support of identifying patent infringement.

Mr. Werner participated as a member of the Oregon University System Research Council, which is responsible for making recommendations to the Chancellor of the Oregon University System regarding collaboration, infrastructure, innovation, education, communication and accountability. The Oregon University System includes the State of Oregon's research universities (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University) as well as the state's regional universities.

  • Admissions
      • Georgia

      • Supreme Court of Georgia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

      • United States Supreme Court

      • District of Columbia

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Education
    • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center

    • B.S., Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, University of Connecticut


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