Clark Oberembt assists clients in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation and prosecution, related to semiconductor, software, telecommunication, data processing, and oil and gas exploration technologies. Mr. Oberembt has experience in the PTAB, District Courts, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
After law school, Mr. Oberembt clerked for the Honorable Richard G. Taranto of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, Mr. Oberembt worked as a Senior Engineer at Structural Integrity Associates in Denver, CO and Austin, TX, where he focused on serving clients in the energy industry. Mr. Oberembt performed inspections, evaluated flaws, and designed repairs for pressure vessel and piping components in the nuclear power, fossil power, and oil and gas sectors. Mr. Oberembt also developed and implemented automated data acquisition systems to perform real-time remote monitoring of critical components in nuclear and fossil power plants and developed repair-and-replace strategies for energy clients.
Mr. Oberembt’s technical background in mechanical and materials engineering includes experience with stress analysis, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, fracture mechanics, failure analysis, and materials evaluation. While at the South Dakota School of Mines, he researched advanced joining and manufacturing techniques for the defense, aerospace, and automotive industries. His research included friction stir welding, ultrasonic welding, laser welding, laser deposition, and cold-spray deposition techniques.
Apple v. Qualcomm (CAFC) (SCOTUS) — Represented appellee Qualcomm in post-settlement IPR appeal
Cellwitch v. Tile (CAFC) — Represented appellee/cross-appellant Tile in Federal Circuit appeal involving tracking devices
Power Integrations v. Semiconductor Components (CAFC) — Represented appellee in Federal Circuit appeal involving switch mode power supply technology (settled before argument)
ARRIS v. Realtime (CAFC) — Represented appellant in Federal Circuit appeal involving statutory limitations on PTAB authority (settled before argument)
Collabo v. Advanced Micro Devices (W.D. Tex.) ― Represent defendant AMD in a patent infringement suit involving processor shutdown management
Polaris v. Advanced Micro Devices (W.D. Tex.) ― Represent defendant AMD in a patent infringement suit involving interface signal error detection and using data strobe for memory interface signal integrity
Aquila v. Advanced Micro Devices (W.D. Tex.) ― Represent defendant AMD in a patent infringement suit involving processor clock design and VLSI design for power management of power supplies
Quartz Auto v. Lyft (W.D. Tex.) (D. Del.) (PTAB) — Represent defendant Lyft in patent infringement suit related to mobile applications and ride sharing technology
Lyft v. Quartz Auto (N.D. Cal.) — Represent plaintiff Lyft in declaratory judgement action
Quartz Auto v Grubhub (N.D. Ill.) — Represent defendant Grubhub in patent infringement suit
SAS Institute v. World Programming Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) (PTAB) — Represented foreign defendant WPL in patent infringement suit and related IPRs involving database management software
PUBLICATIONS, SPEECHES, AND PRESENTATIONS
State Sovereign Immunity Does Not Bar IPRs, Intellectual Property Report, September 2019
Federal Circuit Year in Review, Austin Intellectual Property Association, July 2022