Bruce S. Itchkawitz is a partner in our Orange County office. He focuses on patent protection for a wide range of complex technologies, including optical systems for telecommunications and remote sensing, computer memory modules, laser-based medical devices, steerable wellbore drilling systems, nanotechnology, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Dr. Itchkawitz conducts a client counseling practice, which includes strategic patent procurement and prosecution, general counseling on infringement and licensing issues, and IP due diligence studies.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Itchkawitz worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Chemistry Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he utilized scanning-tunneling microscopy in the study of semiconductor surfaces. He has also worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the National Synchrotron Light Source of Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Fritz-Haber Institute of Berlin, Germany, conducting studies of materials using synchrotron radiation. Dr. Itchkawitz has also worked at IBM Corp. in Endicott, New York as an engineer in an advanced test technology department.
Dr. Itchkawitz joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2005.
3 Approaches to Get Your Patent Application Moving Much Faster, Entrepreneur, March 13, 2017.
Navigating the Needle’s Eye: Patenting Games of Chance, LinkedIn Pulse, March 2016.
Contributor, 7 Intellectual Property Issues Startup Entrepreneurs Should Not Overlook, JD Supra Legal Perspectives, September 2015.
Diehr in the Headlights, Photonics Patents Blog, April 2015.
Percentage Increase of U.S. Patents Granted to Orange County Companies in 2014 Outpaces Overall Patent Grants, OC Tech Innovation Blog, January 2015.
You can't get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant, LinkedIn Pulse, November 2014.
Patents of the 2014 Nobel Laureates in Physics, LinkedIn Pulse, October 2014.
Patenting Hi-Tech Software: Do More Than Manipulate Information, LinkedIn Pulse, July 2014.
Five Patenting Lessons Exemplified by Google’s Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses, Photonics Patents Blog, January 2014
Crowdsourcing: Inciting a Mob to Battle Patent Trolls, General Counsel Awards Supplement, Orange County Business Journal, August 2013.
Patents 101: Is It Patentable?, Orange County Lawyer magazine, August 2008.
E. E. Rennie, B. Kempgens, H.M. Köppe, U. Hergenhahn, J. Feldhaus, B.S. Itchkawitz, A.L.D. Kilcoyne, A. Kivimäki, K. Maier, M.N. Piancastelli, M. Polcik, A. Rüdel, and A.M. Bradshaw, “A comprehensive photoabsorption, photoionization and shake-up excitation study of the C 1s cross section of benzene,” J. Chem. Phys. 113, 7362 (2000).
M.T McEllistrem, E.J. Buehler, B.S. Itchkawitz, and John J. Boland, “Abstraction of chemisorbed bromine atoms from the Si(111) surface by incident hydrogen atoms,” J. Chem. Phys. 108, 7384 (1998).
B. Kempgens, A. Kivimäki, B.S. Itchkawitz, H.M. Köppe, M. Schmidbauer, M. Neeb, K. Maier, J. Feldhaus, and A.M. Bradshaw, “Threshold phenomena in high resolution core level photoelectron spectroscopy: the ethene molecule,” J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 93, 39 (1998).
B.S. Itchkawitz, M.T. McEllistrem, and John J. Boland, “Equivalent step structures along inequivalent crystallographic directions on halogen-terminated Si(111)-1x1 surfaces,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 98-101 (1997).
B.S. Itchkawitz, M.T. McEllistrem, H. Grube, and John J. Boland, “Role of dimer-stacking fault structures in Si(111) etching and growth”, Surf. Sci. 385, 281 (1997).
B. Kempgens, B.S. Itchkawitz, J. Feldhaus, A. M. Bradshaw, H. Köppel, M. Döscher, F. X. Gadea and L. S. Cederbaum, “Vibronic coupling in the K-shell excitation of ethyne,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 277, 436 (1997).
J.P. Long, B.S. Itchkawitz, and M.N. Kabler, “Photoelectron spectroscopy of laser-excited surfaces by synchrotron radiation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 201 (1996).
H.M. Köppe, B.S. Itchkawitz, A.L.D. Kilcoyne, J. Feldhaus, B. Kempgens, A. Kivimäki, M. Neeb, and A.M. Bradshaw, “High-resolution C 1s photoelectron spectra of methane,” Phys. Rev. A 53, 4120-4126 (1996).
Z. Xu, Y. Liu, P.D. Johnson, and B.S. Itchkawitz, “Magnetic structure of monolayer-range Cr films deposited on Fe(001),” Phys. Rev. B 52, 15393-15397 (1995).
Zhongde Xu, Y. Liu, and P. D. Johnson, B. Itchkawitz, K. Randall, J. Feldhaus and A. Bradshaw, “Spin-polarized photoemission study of the Fe 3s multiplet,” Phys. Rev. B 51, 7912-7915 (1995).
B.S. Itchkawitz, B. Kempgens, H.M. Köppe, J. Feldhaus, A.M. Bradshaw, and W.B. Peatman, “Absolute photoabsorption cross-section measurements of simple molecules in the core-level region,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 66, 1521 (1995).
B. Kempgens, B.S. Itchkawitz, K.J. Randall, J. Feldhaus, A.M. Bradshaw, H. Köppel, F. X. Gadea, D. Nordfors, J. Schirmer, and L.S. Cederbaum, “Dynamic effects in the C 1s excitation spectra of ethene isotopomers,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 246, 347-352 (1995).
B.S. Itchkawitz, J.P. Long, T. Schedel-Niedrig, M.N. Kabler, A.M. Bradshaw, R. Schlögl, and W.R. Hunter, “Photoemission and C 1s near-edge absorption from photopolymerized C60 films,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 243, 211-216 (1995).
B.S. Itchkawitz, J.P. Long, T. Schedel-Niedrig, W.R. Hunter, R. Schlögl, A.M. Bradshaw, and M.N. Kabler, “Time-resolved photoemission from excitons in C60 films,” Proc. of Int. Conf. on Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS22), Vancouver, Canada, August 1994, Ed: D. J. Lockwood, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 2057-2060 (1995).
B.S. Itchkawitz, P.F. Lyman, G.W. Ownby, and D.M. Zehner, “Monolayer graphite on TaC(111) -- electronic band-structure,” Surf. Sci. 318, 395 (1994).
B.S. Itchkawitz, A. P. Baddorf, H. L. Davis, and E. W. Plummer, “Shear displacement of the K(110) surface,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2488–2491 (1992).
B.S. Itchkawitz, In–Whan Lyo, and E. W. Plummer, “Experimental band structure of potassium as measured by angle-resolved photoemission,” Phys. Rev. B, 41, 8075-8084 (1990).
Speeches & Seminars
Presentation “Patentable Subject Matter – Software and Business Methods,” Orange County Bar Association’s 18th Annual “Last Dash” CLE Marathon, January 2010.
B.S. Itchkawitz, Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know; Presentation to California Institute of Nanotechnology workshop, May 2009 and August 2008.