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Background

Howard G. Pollack is a Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Pollack joined the firm in 1994 after serving as judicial clerk to the Honorable H. Robert Mayer, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1992-1994). His litigation experience is primarily in the electronics, semiconductor and computer software fields and he has represented major clients in both patent and trademark infringement cases relating to those areas of technology. He has represented clients in patent litigation matters in several U.S. District Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1992
cum laude


B.S., Stanford University 1988
General Engineering


A.B., Stanford University 1988
Drama
with honors

Admissions

  • California 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Haldane Robert Mayer, 1992 - 1994

Other Distinctions

Awards
“Acritas Star – independently rated lawyer,” 2018.

“Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney,” Northern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2018.

Selected publications
“The Admissibility and Utility of Expert Legal Testimony in Patent Litigation,” 32 IDEA 361 (1992).

“Is the Method of Doing Business Rejection Bankrupt?” 3 Fed. Cir. Bar J. 73 (1993) (with E. Robert Yoches).

“The Gordian Algorithm: An Attempt to Untangle the International Dilemma Over the Protection of Computer Software,” 22 Law & Pol’y Int’l Bus. 815 (1991).

“Minimizing the Risk of a Finding of Willful Infringement Through Opinions of Counsel” (1991).

Experience

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“His knowledge of the patent system and the knowledge of our technology. He really understands our product, and it makes him better able to litigate and defend anything, or pursue when someone else is infringing. ”

— Client Testimonial

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