- M.B.A. Pepperdine University, Thesis: Product Planning in the LSI Industry
- M.S. Engineering, University of California, Irvine (Fiber Optic Systems)
- B.S.E.E., University of California, Santa Barbara (Semiconductor Design)
Legal Work History:
- Phillips Electronics and Semiconductor
- DSC/Alcatel Communications
- Ericsson Communications
Don R. Gibson is a Patent Agent at NORTH WEBER & BAUGH LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Silicon Valley, with over 10 years experience in intellectual property for corporation and law firms.
Mr. Gibson specializes in patent drafting and prosecution, portfolio management, prior art/invalidity/infringement search and analysis, expert witness and technical advisor. In this regard, Mr. Gibson has over 20 years experience in design and technical management in the electronics’ industry, including Semiconductors, Electrical Circuits, Telecommunications, Wireless Communications, Networking, Embedded Software, Medical, and Business Processes.
Some recent accomplishments for Mr. Gibson include patent preparation and prosecution for electrical circuits, wireless communication systems, business processes, and medical procedures. Additionally, while working as a USPTO subcontractor, Mr. Gibson prepared PCT International Search Report & Opinions for similar domain technologies. Further, he has provided patent portfolio management and infringement analysis for high performance dock technology.
While at Phillips Electronics, Mr. Gibson was Director of Advanced Technology, including Standards and Patent Management. In this capacity, he was responsible for generating new patient disclosures working with design engineers, and technical standards. Mr. Gibson is currently a member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and an Advisor/Director for the Wireless Communication Alliance (WCA). Previously, Mr. Gibson was an Organizer of the Bay Area Inventors MeetUP.