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 financial software products.

Mr. Bezos is also involved in the firm's patent office litigation and reexamination practice. He has represented patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has also handled a number of inter partes and ex parte reexaminations for patent owners and third party requesters. He is familiar with the challenges of preparing a complete record for appeal and litigation, including working with experts and inventors to prepare detailed technical declarations, as well as holding examiner interviews before the Central Reexamination Unit. He has also represented patent owners and patent applicants in appeals to the PTAB.

Mr. Bezos is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches a course on patent writing. 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, a two-volume set focused on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. This book examines how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, and delivers practical analysis and advice.

Mr. Bezos serves as the chair of the Technology and Engineering Education Advisory Board for Fairfax County Public Schools where he evaluates the technology curriculum of area middle and high schools. He has spoken before technology educators from across Virginia about the benefits of an early education in technology and engineering.

  • 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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