San Francisco, CA • 415-839-7311
Washington, DC • 202-299-4171
J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, 2000
Ph.D. Computer Science, Columbia University, 1987
M.S. Computer Science, Columbia University, 1985
B.A. Computer Science and Mathematics, Columbia University, 1983
Registrations and Certificates
Certificate in Mediation University of California, 2009
Registered Patent Attorney, USPTO 2013
Bruce Abramson, JD, PhD possesses a rare ability to express complex analyses in simple English.
His three decades of experience as a computer scientist, economic consultant, strategic advisor, and
attorney have taught him to speak technology, business, and law with equal comfort. His practice
draws upon each of these disciplines to help his clients navigate litigation, negotiation, growth,
technology assessment, merger, regulatory, and other settings.
Throughout the course of his career, he has valued intellectual property and other asset classes; assessed damages and royalties;
evaluated and recommended the strategic deployment of patents, products, digital copyrights, and technologies; devised growth
strategies; drafted licenses, contracts, and patents; determined and predicted competitive effects and market responses;
modeled and analyzed complex data; assembled and managed cross-functional teams; facilitated communication among engineering, management,
and legal teams; and constructed large-scale predictive models.
He has served as an expert witness in numerous cases, testifying on issues that include damages; the custom and practice of technology industries;
technology policy; patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and antitrust; licenses and contracts; and the infringement of computing, software,
Internet, and business method technologies. This experience has made him particularly adept as a troubleshooter. He helps his clients develop legal
theories consistent with complex and unusual fact patterns—and he delivers quality work on time and on budget even when engaged after the last minute.
Dr. Abramson is also a frequent public speaker who has contributed to the scholarly literature of Computer Science, Management Science, and Law.
His general-audience books, Digital Phoenix and The Secret Circuit, explain the interplay among new technologies, the businesses that deploy them,
the laws that regulate those businesses, and the policies that guide those laws.
To see Dr. Abramson in action, view his 2013 video presentation "Patent Strategy in the Modern Economy"