As a seasoned engineer from some of California’s leading game development and space/defense companies, Bryan Blumenkopf applies his experience developing cutting-edge electronics and software systems to advising innovative clients on patent prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property strategy. He has represented technology companies in mission-critical matters relating to artificial intelligence, mobile devices, audio systems, semiconductor devices, wireless communications, computer software, optics, virtual reality, and interactive media — fields in which he often has first-hand experience as a practitioner himself.
As a member of the Electronics, Software, and Telecommunications Patent Group, Mr. Blumenkopf drafts, prosecutes, and advises on U.S. and non-U.S. patent applications in a wide range of technology fields and is trusted with clients' most complex and challenging technical matters. Mr. Blumenkopf also has a substantial patent litigation background and works regularly with the IP Litigation Group on patent infringement proceedings. In addition, Mr. Blumenkopf advises on transactions involving significant intellectual property assets.
Prior to law school, Mr. Blumenkopf was a software engineer at Activision Blizzard Inc., where he worked on multiple entries in the best-selling Call of Duty video game series; a research engineer at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on technology for the NASA "Curiosity" Mars rover; and an electrical engineer at the Boeing Company, where he worked on unmanned aerial vehicles. Mr. Blumenkopf has additional research and development experience from Ford Motor Company, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, and the MIT Media Lab.
Additionally, Mr. Blumenkopf is active in Morrison & Foerster's pro bono program. He secured a litigation victory in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for a discharged U.S. Army veteran who had been sexually assaulted by a fellow service member. As a result of Mr. Blumenkopf's advocacy, the veteran was retroactively issued a medical retirement from the Army, bringing with it back pay and much-needed health care benefits.
Mr. Blumenkopf earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he was the chief articles editor of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology.
He is registered to practice in California, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in numerous federal district courts and appellate courts.
Member of trial team that won a complete verdict of non-infringement for a leading global technology company in $800 million litigation involving seven patents relating to content protection.
Optimum Content Protection LLC v. Microsoft Corp. (Eastern District of Texas). Represented Microsoft in patent infringement allegations involving Microsoft's Xbox and Surface products.
Panasonic Corp. et al. Encore Media Services Inc., et al. (Central District of California). Represented patent owners Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sanyo, and Warner Bros. in litigation involving video encoding patents essential to the DVD standard.
Small Cell Innovations LLC. v. Sprint Nextel Corp. (Southern District of New York.)Defended Sprint Nextel against patent infringement allegations involving VOIP and mobile device communications.
MOSAID Technologies Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. et al. (Eastern District of Texas) Represented defendant NVIDIA Corp. in patent litigation involving GPU microprocessor architecture and power management techniques.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. v. GSI Technology, Inc. (Northern District of California) Represented patent owner Cypress in litigation involving SRAM hardware.
Ariba Inc. v. Coupa Software, Inc. (Northern District of California) Represented defendant Coupa Software in patent and trade secret litigation involving cloud-based procurement software.
Computer Software Protection LLC v. Adobe Systems, Inc. (District of Delaware) Represented Adobe in patent infringement litigation relating to software security and copy protection.
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