Frank E. Scherkenbach

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.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Appellate, 3) ITC Litigation and 4) Patent Litigation
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D., 1989)
Education Stanford University (A.B., B.S.,1986)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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