Bernard “Barney” J. Cassidy
Bernard J. “Barney” Cassidy, a nationally recognized expert on patent licensing and patent policy, speaks and writes frequently about the perspective of inventors and patent licensors.
He has testified twice on patent policy before Congress, and was an invited speaker at the joint workshop on patent and competition policy held by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. His operational experience includes leading patent development, litigation, and licensing at two public companies, where he structured, negotiated, and closed over forty-five patent licenses.
Barney received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and was a research assistant to Professor Arthur R. Miller, focusing on Federal Practice and Procedure.
After law school he clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. and practiced law at both Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. He served as general counsel of both Tumbleweed Communications Corp. and of Tessera Technologies, Inc., where he was President of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp.