710 Lakeway Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Henry Welch uses his legal knowledge and extensive technical experience from a more than 18 year career as an engineering educator, researcher, and consultant to tailor legal advice to his technology clients that includes a thorough understanding of the technologies important to the client.
Whether preparing patent applications, responding to office actions, providing pre-litigation advice, providing due diligence advice, or representing clients in trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Federal courts, Henry uses his comprehensive knowledge of the technology involved and his skills as an educator to effectively communicate both the nuances of the legal issues as well as the technical issues to clients, judges, and patent examiners. Henry has managed patent portfolios for Fortune 500 companies as well as small start-ups, and he has coordinated the technical aspects of litigation teams addressing multiple patents in district court litigations.
Henry’s robust technical experience allows him to provide legal advice relevant to technologies ranging from semiconductor devices and processes to web enterprise including computer networking, databases, data structures, cloud computing, memory and storage systems, computer graphics, fuzzy logic, digital systems, FPGAs, embedded systems, control systems, artificial intelligence, deep learning, augmented and virtual reality, block chain, open source software, and software development processes.
During his tenure at Jones Day, Henry coordinated the patent team for a multi-patent multi-district litigation including the coordination of all non-infringement and invalidity defenses, interaction with reexamination counsel, and management of technical experts. He also advised clients on issues involving the intersection of law and technology. During his tenure at Haynes and Boone, Henry headed the firm’s Industry Team for artificial intelligence and deep learning. He also routinely provided legal and technical mentorship to associates across the firm to help improve their legal work and technical analysis. Henry has also been a frequent volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County where he provides legal advice to tenants in landlord-tenant disputes and other matters.
J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2008, magna cum laude, Marquette Law Review, Technology Editor; Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Managing Editor; Intellectual
Property Law Society, Member
Ph.D., Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic
M.Eng., Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University, 1985, summa cum laude
State Bar of California
State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office