Justin Beck has successfully practiced intellectual property law for more than 30 years, and has taught patent litigation and copyright courses in law school for the last seven years.
Before helping formation of the Beck, Bismonte & Finley, LLP law firm, he had been a partner at Skjerven Morrill for 15 years, specializing in patent and copyright litigation and headed that firm’s litigation department. Previously, he had been in-house counsel for two Silicon Valley technology companies, performing litigation and licensing efforts. Justin has had success handling patent and copyright disputes in a broad range of technologies, including wafer processing machinery, computer systems, memory devices, microprocessors, software, and medical devices.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Finley has successfully resolved numerous disputes involving business, employment, and real estate matters, as well as wills, trusts and estates cases.
Since 1999, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, teaching patent litigation and copyright. He writes on intellectual property matters for several legal publications. He participates in competitive bridge and enjoys sports and his dogs in his free time.
State of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and
Southern Districts of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Texas, District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal
Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.
(BA in History, ’65)
University of San Francisco School of Law
(JD, magna cum laude, valedictorian, ’72)