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Vlad Teplitskiy

Vlad advises clients in the areas of strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, licensing, foreign protection, and other related issues.  Vlad frequently counsels clients in the electronics, communications, computer, information technology, medical devices, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and healthcare industries. 

Vlad advises clients on open source software licensing, including IP strategy and compliance.  Vlad also advises clients on issues related to various data privacy laws, including HIPAA.  Vlad leverages his strong technical knowledge in the areas of data transmission, analysis, storage, and security in helping clients determine the applicability of various data privacy laws to their products and services and in developing compliance programs.

Vlad represents clients in patent infringement cases in federal district courts. He was a member of the Knobbe Martens team that defended Smith & Nephew against allegations of patent infringement and helped to ensure competition and patient choice in a multi-billion dollar wound treatment market. The details of this case are described in a Fortune Magazine article “The bloody patent battle over a healing machine.” In addition, Vlad represents clients in inter partes review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Vlad is registered to practice before the USPTO.

Before joining the firm, Vlad worked as a firmware engineer for St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division where he developed software, firmware, and hardware for implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. Before that, Vlad developed algorithms and firmware for cochlear implants at Advanced Bionics. He also has industry experience in website development and programming and IP telephony.

Vlad received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, summa cum laude, from UCLA, and also received his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he served on the Hastings Law Journal. In his last year of law school, Vlad was a visiting student at the UCLA School of Law and served as an Articles Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology.

Vlad joined the firm in 2008 and became partner in 2014.

University of California – Hastings – School of Law, J.D.
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), M.S., Electrical Engineering, Specialization in digital signal processing and digital speech processing
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S., Computer Science & Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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

Financial Services & Business Methods

Open Source

Media, Advertising & Entertainment

Mobile Applications

Video Games and Interactive Entertainment

Medical Devices & Procedures

AI & Machine Learning


Catheters & Probes


Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion



Infusion Pumps

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Ophthalmology & Eye Care

Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices


Sleep Apnea

Sports Medicine

Surgical Equipment

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement

Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Wound Care

Transportation & Vehicles

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

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution


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