Bernard L. Kleinke, Of Counsel

direct
(619) 209-3000 main
kleinke@dsmw.com
101 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 209-3043 fax

Bernie has more than 30 years experience in all phases of intellectual property law, focusing on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection, intellectual property litigation and technology transfer agreements. 

Bernie’s experience includes all aspects of U.S. and international patent, trademark and copyright procurement, patent reissue and reexamination, patent appeals and interference practices. He also has had intellectual property litigation experience in patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, trade secret and unfair competition disputes for both enforcement and defense. He counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property practice, including intellectual property strategy, technology transfer agreements, and infringement opinions.

Bernie is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

Northwestern University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Emphasis

State Bar of California

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

San Diego Venture Group

Chicago Bar Association, Former Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Association of Computer Machinery

Federal Circuit Bar Association, served on the Patent Litigation Committee