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Bruce C. Shem
Patent Attorney
Silicon Valley
tel: (408) 260-2012
fax: (408) 516-5926

Practice Areas
United States and Foreign Patent Application Drafting and Prosecution
Strategic Patent Counseling and Patent Portfolio Development
Patent Infringement and Validity Analysis and Opinions
Patent Due Diligence

Practice Focus
Mr. Shem's practice focuses on intellectual property law matters, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, strategic intellectual property planning, and patent portfolio management. Mr. Shem has worked on matters across a wide spectrum of technical disciplines in the electronic, software, and mechanical arts, including cloud-computing security, volatile and non-volatile memories, network-based technologies, wireless communications, database systems, spectroscopy, energy storage, fluid sensors, and digital signal processing, among others.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Shem enjoyed a career as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry at Xilinx, Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). Before joining Fountainhead Law Group, Mr. Shem practiced intellectual property law at two multi-national law firms and a Silicon Valley boutique law firm, and served as Intellectual Property Counsel at a clean-technology startup.




Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, Master of Business Administration

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


State Bar of California

United States Patent Trademark Office

United States District Court for the Northern District of California





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