Adjunct Professor Brandon Baum is a partner in an intellectual property boutique located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Professor Baum has served as lead counsel in patent trials, Markman hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. He has litigated disputes involving such technologies as mobile devices (hardware and software), computer methods and software, microprocessors, smartcards, games, business methods, computer aided design (CAD), JavaTM, and social networking. He also has extensive experience litigating business disputes, and has tried cases in such diverse fields as aircraft design, bankruptcy and wrongful death. Professor Baum is a court-appointed Early Neutral Evaluator and Mediator for patent cases in the Northern District of California, and a regular contributor to PLI's Patent Law Practice Center. An AV-rated attorney, he has tried dozens of cases to verdict, and was an equity partner at two top Silicon Valley law firms before joining Agility IP Law.