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Background

Alex Gelberg is an Associate in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes patent litigation in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science, including semiconductors and integrated circuitry, satellite technology, computer networks, computer architecture, memory design, backup and recovery software, virtualization, face recognition, Internet and e-commerce, video and audio compression, and others.

Mr. Gelberg’s experience includes numerous matters in federal district and appellate courts across the country, and before the United States International Trade Commission. He has also worked on multiple post-grant cases filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to that, Mr. Gelberg regularly represents pro-bono clients in appellate immigration proceedings, including matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Gelberg is part of the team that built the Fish Daubert Digest, an online resource that summarizes new decisions regarding the admissibility of expert testimony under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals/FRE 702.  The digest is designed to provide a fast and convenient way for tracking new trends and developments in application of the Daubert standard by federal courts.

Mr. Gelberg previously worked at Yahoo! where he was a member of the patent asset development group. Prior to joining the legal field, he was a principal engineer with DIRECTV where he developed traffic and scheduling software for a linear and non-linear broadcast.

Education

J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law 2011


M.S., University of California, Irvine 2005
Electrical and Computer Engineering


B.S., Moscow Automobile and Highway Engineering Institute 2001
Computer Engineering
with highest honors

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • California 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Affiliations

​Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter
San Diego County Bar Association
American Bar Association

Other Distinctions

Selected Publications

“Be an expert on experts [MCLE],” Daily Journal (Nov. 25, 2016)

“Pay Up, Patent Case Loser,” The Recorder (May 8, 2014)