Erwin J. Basinski, Esq.
While Mr. Basinski continues as an active member of
the California Bar, his solo practice at Basinski & Associates is closed as of February 1, 2016. Erwin
J. Basinski is an experienced patent attorney whose practice is focused on US and International patent prosecution in the
fields of Computer and Software Systems, Business Methods, and Telecommunications. A representative list of issued utility
and design patents is included herewith. Mr. Basinski has written business method patents on systems for bond auctions,
mortgage loan processing, Bluetooth wireless operations, automated IPO assistance, financial support for straight-through
(T+1) processing and various integrated billing systems.
Mr. Basinski has extensive experience counseling technology
companies in all phases of development, from emerging-growth enterprises to large corporations. He has counseled clients in
a broad array of patent related corporate and commercial transactions, including the development of a patent prosecution strategy,
building an in-house patent portfolio, patent enforcement strategies, managing corporate engineer relations to standards setting
organizations, patent analysis for freedom-to-operate, for merger & acquisition assessments, and providing patent opinions
for invalidity and enforceability.
Prior to forming Basinski & Associates, Mr. Basinski was Of Counsel for
over four years in the Electronic & Computer Patent Group of Morrison & Foerster LLP in the San Francisco office.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, he was an in-house patent counsel for over seven years for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
in Palo Alto.
Mr. Basinski is a member of the California Bar and is registered to practice with the United States
Patent and Trademark Office. In the past, he was chairman of the International Relations Sub-Committee of the Electronic &
Computer Law Committee of the AIPLA, was a Sub-committee chair of the International Patent Practice committee 102 of the ABA-IP
Section and was a member of committee Q132 of the AIPPI. He is a past Director of the Software Patent Institute.
He received his J.D. in 1989 from Golden Gate University in San Francisco after a long career of managing computer programming
staffs at Texaco, GE Apollo Support, Harris Corporation, and Carterfone Communications. He has an M.S. degree in Systems Management
from Florida Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Basinski has presented papers on filing Business Method Applications in Europe, and on "Patents and Standards Setting
Bodies" to various meetings of the AIPLA, AIPPI and to the National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Economic
Policy (STEP) project.