Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Salvador M. Bezos

Mind + Muscle

Salvador M. Bezos



Mr. Bezos is a Director in the firm's Electronics Group where he provides services in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. His technical background encompasses computer graphics, databases, networking, and complex computer architectures, as well as automotive technology and financial software products. He is familiar with developing enforceable patent portfolios capable of withstanding scrutiny in America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Mr. Bezos is also involved in the firm's patent office litigation practice. He has represented patent owners and petitioners in numerous inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings before the PTAB.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Mr. Bezos worked as a software engineer designing and implementing display software for a tactical control system employed on U.S. Navy submarines. As a graduate student, Mr. Bezos' work focused on the design of hardware modules for high-speed digital testing applications. His graduate studies were further directed to the areas of parallel and distributed computer architectures, parallel software development, and databases.

Mr. Bezos is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, the book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice. This second edition of Patent Office Litigation is the follow up to the first version of the book that was published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw that focused on the contested proceedings that were introduced under the America Invents Act that year.

Mr. Bezos is passionate about education. Mr. Bezos is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches a course on patent writing. He is also on the Board of Directors of Computer CORE, a non-profit whose mission is to teach low-income adults the technological and professional skills needed to pursue their career aspirations. In addition, he previously served as the chair of the Technology and Engineering Education Advisory Board for Fairfax County Public Schools where he evaluated the technology curriculum of area middle and high schools.

  • "Amdocs: An 'I Know It When I See It' Test For Abstract Ideas," Salvador M. Bezos and Michelle K. Holoubek, Law360, November 2016
  • "DMCA vs. Gearheads: Piracy Under the Shade Tree," Salvador M. Bezos, JD Supra Business Advisor, April 2015
  • "Not Everyone Can Run Elon Musk's Playbook," Salvador M. Bezos, JD Supra,
    March 2014
  • "Forward-Pushing Your Patents? Be Sure Your Portfolio Can Withstand Early Third Party Attacks," Salvador M. Bezos, JD Supra, March 2014
  • Admissions
      • Virginia

      • District of Columbia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Education
    • J.D., Intellectual Property Law Specialty Track, George Mason University

    • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    • B.S., Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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