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February 2024

“Thane Bauz, a volunteer pro bono attorney with SDVLP, was named MVP of the week.  He represented a survivor of domestic violence (mother of two toddlers) at her restraining order hearing. He flew in from [Lake Tahoe] where he was vacationing to prepare her for court alongside our onsite SDVLP attorney Abril and represent her in-person. Thane also collaborated with our DAI team to connect with Escondido PD’s Det. Moe Santini to get proof of verbal service of the restraining order.” -One Safe Place Newsletter, February 2024.

October 2023

Thane has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters for 2024.

May 2023

Thane has accepted an appointment to serve on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), Intellectual Property Law Section. At CLA, nearly 80,000 attorney influencers advocate, champion, and design the future of law. It also promotes excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.

June 2022

Thane has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters for the eighth time.

He has also been included as an IP Star for Trademarks & Patents in the 2022 edition of ManagingIP, which is a Euromoney Company.

Bauz IP Law is proud to support St. Spyridon’s Greek festival scheduled for June 18 & 19.

September 2021

Thane’s article entitled “Bright Stars or Unreliable Compasses: Navigating Patent Definiteness during the Fourth Industrial Revolution” will be published in the 2021-22 edition of the Texas A&M Law School’s Journal of Property Law. The article traces the history of the definiteness requirement starting from the 19th Century. It analyzes empirical data associated with litigating the definiteness of patent claims over the past twelve years. It then presents strategies and predicts trends concerning the validity of patent claims directed to convergent technologies, such as those relating to the Internet of Things (IoT).

February 2021

Thane will be presenting at the Global FRAND & SEP Symposium (“GFSS”) to be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on October 21, 2022. The GFSS Advisory Board includes over twenty members from six countries. Aside from the U.S., there will be speakers from Germany, Norway, Korea and China. This symposium will address some of the most pressing global legal issues surrounding technology standards and the Internet of Things (I0T).

October 2020

For the seventh time in eight years, Thane Bauz has been named to “Super Lawyers.” Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves and is limited to no more than 5% of the attorneys in California.  He was also named a Top Attorney.

May 2020

Thane was nominated to the Lawyers of Distinction, an organization which recognizes excellence in the practice of law.

March 2020

As part of our pro bono commitment, Bauz IP Law is helping a community in San Diego bring a lawsuit to curb a government development project. Experts have already demonstrated that this project will have an adverse impact on the environment and threaten the safety of residents.

January 2020

Thane has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” for the fifth time in six years.

December, 2019

For the second time in four months, the leaders of mid-sized technology companies transitioned work from large global law firms to Bauz IP Law. Thane noted that “[t]his trend will increase dramatically in 2020. Technology companies in the competitive marketplace need the responsiveness, quality and value proposition offer by small alternative law platforms like Bauz IP Law. One major differentiator is the fact that unlike large firms, alternative platforms can economically obtain site licenses to powerful analytics and software. These tools exponentially improve efficiency and quality of service at a fraction of the cost.”

November, 2019

At the invitation of the California Lawyers Association, Thane was interviewed as part of a video production that will be used to mentor members of the State Bar of California.

July, 2019

Thane has been invited to speak at the California Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Meeting to be held in Monterey, California October 10-12. The topic “Big Concerns with Big Data,” will focus on IP, privacy, and governance issues impacted by the emergence of Big Data analytics and automation.

June, 2019

Thane has been recognized as an IP Star for 2019/2020.

June 7-9, 2019

Bauz IP Law is proud to support St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on their 50th year of Greek festivals.

March 8, 2019

Thane Bauz was a guest at the inaugural meeting of the Los Angeles Chapter of CHIZAI, hosted by the Walt Disney Company. CHIZAI is the Japanese word for Intellectual Property. Founded in 2016, the organization’s purpose is for IP professionals to learn more about cutting edge IP issues.

January 15, 2019

For the sixth time in seven years, Thane Bauz has been named to “Super Lawyers.” He was also named a Top Attorney.

October, 2018

Thane Bauz co-founded IP Audit Solutions The company serves investors and corporate governance who want to assess the scope of relevant intellectual property assets, including trade secrets.

June 20 – 23, 2018

Bauz IP Law team members attended the prestigious Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Bench & Bar, hosted at the Del Coronado Hotel, Coronado, California.

January 15, 2018

For the fifth time in six years, Thane Bauz has been named to “Super Lawyers.”

December 8, 2017

Thane was a guest commentator at a lecture sponsored by Keio University in Tokyo. The topic was Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Licensing (FRAND) terms associated with Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). The rules and policies were addressed amongst different governing bodies, courts and various standards setting organizations.

October, 2017

Thane Bauz was recognized by Thomson Reuters for having “demonstrated excellence in the practice of law.” The selection process is based on professional accomplishments and third-party validation. Annually, Thomson Reuters limits its awards to no more than 5% of the attorneys in California.

September 7, 2017

Thane Bauz spoke before members of the Japanese Association of Patent Attorneys (“JPAA”) in Tokyo. His presentation entitled “Patent Litigation Defense Strategies That Increase Fees and Damages Exposure” examined how the pursuit of particular patent issues in discovery, motion practice and at trial are potentially counterproductive in light of recent court decisions.

July 19, 2017

Thane Bauz presented the topic “Strategies for Dealing with Extraterritorial Applications of U.S. Patent Law” to members of the International Interest Group of the State Bar of California. In his presentation, Thane reviewed three distinct areas of U.S. patent law that have been altered by recent court decisions. He examined how these cases raise new issues for foreign companies whose products directly or indirectly enter the U.S. marketplace.

January 19, 2017

Bauz IP Law has been retained to oppose Shipping and Transit LLC, which the Electronic Frontier Foundation deemed “one of the most prolific trolls in the country.”  The case involves four patents that purportedly relate to high technology used to monitor shipping operations.

January 3, 2017

For the fourth time in five years, Thane Bauz has been named to “Super Lawyers.”

December 30, 2016

On behalf of accused infringers, over the past six months Bauz IP Law has prevailed on four of four motions filed in the Eastern District of Texas.

February 3, 2015

For the third time, Thane Bauz is named as one of San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorney for Intellectual Property Litigation.

December 19, 2014

For the second time, Thane Bauz is recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP

November 29, 2011

ITC Affirms HTC’s Win In FlashPoint IP Case
By Roxanne Palmer

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 10:02 PM ET) — The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday affirmed an administrative law judge’s finding that smartphones made by Taiwan-based HTC Corp. do not violate a FlashPoint Technology Inc. digital image manipulation patent.

HTC is represented by N. Thane Bauz, Matthew Bernstein et al. of Perkins Coie LLP.

June 2, 2011

Fantastic Four: Firm Founds New Cali Office With IP Partners
Amanda Bronstad, The National Law Journal

Perkins Coie has opened an office in San Diego with the addition of four intellectual property partners. Thane Bauz, who has represented Intel Corp. and the intellectual property business group of The Boeing Co., joined from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

August 17, 2005

Paul Hastings Gains IP Expert Thane Bauz

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Thane Bauz, previously at The Boeing Company and a former principal at Fish & Richardson, joins the firm’s Global IP Practice as of counsel, resident in the San Diego office. Bauz specializes in patent litigation and strategic IP portfolio management.


Bright Stars or Unreliable Compasses: Navigating Patent Definiteness during the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Journal of Property Law, Texas A&M Law School
May, 2022

How to be a Star Witness
General Publications, Taipei
December 13, 2013

Akamai: United We Infringe But Divided Not So Much
General Publications, Seoul, Korea
October 18, 2012

Open Source Compliance Programs
General Publications
San Diego, CA
December 9, 2009

Monetizing IP: Selling and Licensing Patent Assets
General Publications
Dana Point, CA
November 15, 2009

Stretching Legal Budgets in the Economic Downturn
General Publications
San Diego, CA
September 15, 2009

ACC Annual Meeting, Invited Faculty, Managing IP Assets

ACC Annual Meeting, Invited Faculty, Avoiding Patent Litigation

LES Annual Meeting, Invited Faculty, Patent Portfolio Mining

ACC Annual Meeting, Invited Faculty, Profiting from Your Company’s IP

Reanimating U.S. Patent Reexamination: Recommendations for Change Based Upon a Comparative Study of German Law
Creighton Law Review,  Creighton University School of Law
June, 1994