Mr. Schwartz has practiced exclusively in the field of intellectual property for 16 years. While his practice focuses on patent prosecution, he also has significant experience in the areas of patent litigation, patent licensing, due diligence associated with IP transfers, and infringement and validity opinions. Mr. Schwartz has written patent applications for electrical and software firms, including IBM, AT&T, Lucent, Fujitsu Network Communications, Oracle, Network Associates/McAfee, Xerox, and others. His patent practice focuses on database software, telecommunications and network hardware and software, including optical network hardware and software, hard disk drive hardware, coding, and software, and computer malware detection software, along with neural networks and other machine learning technologies, voice recognition and voice response technology.
Mr. Schwartz has worked on important litigations, including one between Digital Equipment Corp. and Intel that resulted in a settlement that gave Intel the alpha chip and a substantial cash payment to Digital. He provided opinions of validity/invalidity of the Intel patents that were cross-claimed against Digital, as well as the infringement opinions provided to Digital of the Intel products. Partly as a result of the litigation, Digital merged into Compaq. Mr. Schwartz also has worked on cases involving encryption technology, computer security and high-speed communications.
Mr. Schwartz is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to joining Smith, Gambrell & Russell, he worked for Bingham McCutchen LLP and was an engineer at Apple Computer. He is skilled in a variety of programming languages including C++, Java (including Java Beans), Java Server Pages, Java Transaction Service, Java Messaging Service and Extensible Markup Language (XML).
Mr. Schwartz received his B.S.E.E. from the California Institute of Technology in 1978. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 1994. Mr. Schwartz is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia and is registered to appear before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.