Bruce H. Bernstein
Job Title: Founder
Company: Greenblum & Bernstein PLC
Bruce Bernstein is founding counsel at Greenblum & Bernstein (G&B), having been one of the founders of the firm in 1979. For more than 35 years, Bruce was one of the co-managing partners of the firm. Bruce has travelled to Asia extensively, and has spent about four years in Japan over the course of his career.
Bruce majored in Applied Physics in university, where he was lucky to have a Nobel Prize winner (Dr. Allan Cormack) as his academic advisor and (later) friend. Early in his career, from 1973-78, Bruce attended law school (at Georgetown University) in the evenings and worked as an Examiner at the USPTO, examining in both electrical and mechanical technologies. While an Examiner there he was selected for two special details – one as a law clerk at the USPTO Board of Appeals, and the other on special assignment for the assistant Commissioner of Patents. After joining the firm in 1979, Bruce was involved in patent prosecution and then spent several years involved in patent litigation, at the District Court level and before the International Trade Commission. Building on that background, Bruce began to specialize in high level USPTO work, licensing negotiations, validity and infringement opinions and evaluations, and general IP counselling involving monetization and related business issues. He has conducted many licensing negotiations, on behalf of both licensees and licensors, and has been involved in joint development agreements, sales of patents, due diligence and IP evaluations. Bruce also has been involved in starting and running several businesses, which helps him bring a unique practical perspective to his IP, technical and legal knowledge in order to advise clients on a variety of IP and related legal and financial topics. His present work is mainly involved with licensing and related IP strategy issues, and he still often lectures to audiences around the world. In 2022 he was recognized as one of the world’s top 300 IP strategists in 2022 by IAM.