Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011
Carr & Ferrell LLP, a premier Silicon Valley-based firm offering strategic Intellectual Property, Corporate and Litigation legal services, is pleased to announce that attorney Bruce Shem has joined the Patent Practice Group as an Associate. Shem, an experienced IP prosecutor with a strong background in electrical engineering, formerly worked as an Associate at a Seattle-based firm.
“Our Patent Practice has long been distinguished by the exceptional technical expertise of our attorneys,” said firm co-founder and Patent Group Chair John Ferrell. “Bruce possesses a combination of legal experience and technical fluency that will make him a valuable asset to the hardware, electronic and software companies that we represent. This is a very positive addition to our team and I’m certain that Bruce will help us continue our strong record of excellence in these industries.”
Mr. Shem specializes in intellectual property law matters including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, strategic intellectual property planning and patent portfolio management for both established and start-up clients. He has experience in a broad range of technologies in the electronic, software, mechanical and chemical arts, including integrated circuits, integrated circuit packaging, microprocessors, programmable logic devices, memories, disk drives, sensors, energy storage, mobile asset tracking and enterprise applications.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr. Shem worked as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry for sixteen years, most recently at Xilinx, Inc. for about nine years. In addition to his BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, Mr. Shem earned an MBA and JD from Santa Clara University and represented Deeya Energy, Inc. as in-house counsel. He will now be based out of Carr & Ferrell’s Menlo Park office.