Derek Bayles is a partner in our Irvine office. Mr. Bayles assists clients with strategic patent preparation and prosecution in a variety of technological fields, including optics, photonics, semiconductors, electronics, medical devices, and signal processing. Mr. Bayles also assists clients with intellectual property due diligence, patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, licensing, and inter-partes disputes at the USPTO, including Interference proceedings and Inter Partes Review proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bayles worked at Intel Corp., BAE Systems, and Paloverde Nuclear Generating Station. In these positions he worked on the design and testing of a wide variety of digital, analog, and RF electronic circuits for applications both on land and in space. Mr. Bayles has also been involved in microwave remote sensing research as well as instruction of engineering students in the areas of electromagnetics and optics. Derek received his law degree from Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude.
Speeches & Seminars
Panelist, "Protecting and Enforcing Your High Technology Intellectual Property," Knobbe Martens Hosted Webinar Series (April 17, 2014).
Co-presenter, "Magnifying Your IP IQ: Topics for the Savvy Intellectual Property Manager," Intermediate Workshop at SPIE Photonics West Conference (February 2012 and 2013).