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Derek R. Bayles

Derek Bayles is a partner in our Irvine office. Mr. Bayles assists clients with strategic patent preparation and prosecution in a variety of technological fields, including optics, photonics, semiconductors, electronics, medical devices, and signal processing.  Mr. Bayles also assists clients with intellectual property due diligence, patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, licensing, and inter-partes disputes at the USPTO, including Interference proceedings and Inter Partes Review proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bayles worked at Intel Corp., BAE Systems, and Paloverde Nuclear Generating Station.  In these positions he worked on the design and testing of a wide variety of digital, analog, and RF electronic circuits for applications both on land and in space.  Mr. Bayles has also been involved in microwave remote sensing research as well as instruction of engineering students in the areas of electromagnetics and optics.  Derek received his law degree from Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude.

Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Jr. Law School, J.D.
Brigham Young University, B.S., Electrical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chemical, Industrial & Materials


Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Fiber Optic Networks

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks




Wireless Local Area Networks

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT


Energy Efficient Technologies


Solar Power

Wind Power

Medical Devices & Procedures

AI & Machine Learning



Ophthalmology & Eye Care



Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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