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Background

Frank Scherkenbach is a leading patent trial lawyer who specializes in complex high technology litigation, with particular expertise in computer software, semiconductors, and medical devices. To date, Mr. Scherkenbach has tried approximately three dozen patent cases to jury verdict, as well as many bench trials.

A few of Mr. Scherkenbach’s jury trial wins have been selected by The National Law Journal as particularly significant: Power Integrations, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc., in which Mr. Scherkenbach and his team achieved a jury award of $32.3 million, was named as one of the "most significant intellectual property cases" of 1999; and both Adobe Systems Inc. adv. Quantel Ltd. and the Microsoft adv. Arendi verdicts were named as "Top 10 Defense Verdicts" of the year in 1997 and 2004, respectively.

More recently, Mr. Scherkenbach achieved a defense win for Adobe against EveryScape in Boston, where in 2015 a jury invalidated all asserted claims in the two patents at issue, and he obtained a $105 million verdict for Power Integrations in 2014 against Fairchild Semiconductor – one of the largest patent jury verdicts of the year.

Mr. Scherkenbach also practices before the International Trade Commission (ITC), where he most recently tried a multi-patent medical device case for ResMed in 2014, and regularly handles appeals to the Federal Circuit.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School 1989
Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology


B.S., Stanford University 1986
Mechanical Engineering
with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi


A.B., Stanford University 1986
Classics
with distinction

Admissions

  • California 1989
  • Massachusetts 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Haldane Robert Mayer, 1989 - 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

​Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (1988-1989). Member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Other Distinctions

Publications:

Accolades:

  • ​"IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2016
  • Leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012 – 2016​
  • Named Trial Ace by Law360, 2015
  • Named Local Litigation Star for Massachusetts and California and National Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2013 – 2015
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a notable practitioner in Intellectual Property, 2005 – 2015
  • Named a "Client Service All-Star" by BTI Consulting Group, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Patent Litigation, 2007 – 2015
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2009-2013​​
  • IAM 250, The World’s Leading Patent Litigator, 2011

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June 8, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to NLJ’s “2016 Intellectual Property Hot List” for Fifth Straight Year
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June 29, 2016
Fish Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation from The Legal 500
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June 15, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices
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June 8, 2016
Fish Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2016
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May 16, 2016
Fish & Richardson Wins $23.7 Million Jury Verdict for R&D Institute
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March 23, 2016
Fish & Richardson Awarded “Milestone Case of the Year” at Managing Intellectual Property’s North America Awards 2016
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March 2, 2016
Fish & Richardson Win for Power Integrations Named a “Top Verdict” in 2015 by The Daily Journal
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December 28, 2015
Fish & Richardson Wins Nearly $140 Million Damages Jury Verdict for Power Integrations
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August 11, 2015
Profile of Trial Ace Frank Scherkenbach by Law360
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July 30, 2015
Fish & Richardson Has Three Litigators Named “Trial Aces” by Law360
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July 1, 2015
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices
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June 22, 2015
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation from The Legal 500
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