Mr. Greenhaus is has been an intellectual property attorney for 28+ years. He has had the opportunity to work with and represent some of the best technology companies. He was Vice President, Patent Counsel for Qualcomm, Inc. for 10 years, and more recently Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel for Entropic Communications, Inc., a midsize public corporation. He has been an adjunct professor of law with Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In the past, he has worked as an attorney in both large and midsized firms. He served as the president of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) and was on the board of directors of SDIPLA for four years. He has returned to serve on the Board of the SDIPLA once again this year. In addition, he is on the board of directors for the San Diego chapter of Jewish National Fund and served on the board of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. He authored an article that was cited by Chism on Patents, which is the leading treatise on patent law. Mr. Greenhaus was also awarded the “Gina Maria Escarce Memorial Award” for “contributing to the understanding of complex legal issues.”
Patent preparation, prosecution and counseling, licensing, settlements, and other intellectual property transactional matters, infringement, validity, patentability, and right-to-use opinions, with particular technical expertise in the fields of:
Telecommunications – including cellular phones, base stations and related infrastructure, satellite communications, including having designed and built satellite earth stations, long-range and short-range wireless communications systems, xDSL, switching, large network systems, and set-top boxes
Electronics – including analog and digital devices and circuitry, integrated circuit design and fabrication, microprocessor design, modems, network systems, computer peripheral control circuits, and supercomputer architectures
Software – including software control programs, business applications, operating system features, object-oriented programming, signal processing, telecommunications and modem protocols, and data compression
Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical – including disk drives, LCD panels and lighting systems, printer mechanisms, and pressure sensors
Bio-Medical Devices – including medical devices and instruments, implants, bone screws, catheters, blood analyzers, joint replacements, and surgical tools
Mr. Greenhaus has 28+ years of experience in patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and unfair competition matters, and in technology and intellectual property licensing. Mr. Greenhaus counsels clients regarding perfecting rights in intellectual property and protecting and monetizing those rights. He is also actively engaged in preparing patent applications and prosecuting pending applications. In the course of his practice, Mr. Greenhaus has personally prepared over 500 U.S. patent applications and written many patentability, patent validity and/or infringement opinions. In addition, Mr. Greenhaus has counseled clients regarding licenses for software, electronics, and biotechnology related intellectual property rights, and often lectures on intellectual property topics. As Vice President, Patent Counsel for Qualcomm, Inc. for 10 years, Mr. Greenhaus was responsible for managing several senior attorneys and managing the development, drafting and strategic posturing of some of the most significant patents in the Qualcomm patent portfolio. Mr. Greenhaus has been involved in the taking of depositions in a wide variety of intellectual property litigation actions. As Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel for Entropic Communications, Inc., a midsize public corporation, he was brought on board to create and lead the in-house patent department at Entropic. He has been an adjunct professor of law with Thomas Jefferson School of Law, teaching courses in patent litigation, claim drafting, and claim interpretation. He has worked in both large and midsized firms. As the president of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA), he helped maintain a vital and vibrant intellectually stimulating environment in the San Diego intellectual property law community. He is returning to the Board of the SDIPLA once again this year to assist in bringing fresh and interesting topics into focus and keeping the San Diego intellectual property bar fun and exciting. In addition, he is on the board of directors for the San Diego chapter of Jewish National Fund and has served on the board of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. He is the authored an article that was cited by Chism on Patents, which is the leading treatise on patent law. Mr. Greenhaus was also awarded the “Gina Maria Escarce Memorial Award” for “contributing to the understanding of complex legal issues.” Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Greenhaus was responsible for designing and installing satellite earth stations around the world, including earth stations in New York’s Battery Park financial center and in the London Teleport II. The pop group Hard-Fi used this location for their 2007 music video Suburban Knights directed by Ben Crook, which has the band apparently breaking in to the satellite ground station and “hacking” in to the system to broadcast their performance around the world, obviously unhampered by any security measures. Mr. Greenhaus also designed identification friend or foe secondary radar systems while working as an engineer for Hazeltine Corporation. Throughout his career as an engineer, Mr. Greenhaus programmed in Fortran, Cobol, RPG and Assembler languages, as well as designing phase lock loop circuits, amplifiers, filters, microprocessor based circuits, transistor-transistor logic (TTL) circuits and many other projects.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1992)
California State Bar (1991)
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
JD degree from Hosftra School of Law (1991) – Honors: Editor of the Hofstra Property Law Journal
BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York, Stony Brook (1983)
Author of Patentability of Compounds Which are Structurally Similar: What’s New, first published in 1990 in Hofstra Property Law Journal, vol. 3, issue 2, Article 6 (Cited by Chism on Patents).
San Diego Patent Law Association, Past President
California Bar Association