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Pleasanton, CA

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ARTHUR J. BEHIEL is a patent attorney with over twenty years experience writing, prosecuting, and litigating patents. Since helping found Silicon Edge Law Group in 2003, Art has focused his prosecution practice around a small number of clients, most notably Rambus. Art currently manages a docket of several hundred Rambus cases and a few dozen for other clients. He also performs due diligence investigations related to patent purchases, and serves as litigation counsel for clients involved in patent suits.

Prior to joining Silicon Edge Law Group, Art was in private practice with one of his current partners, Mark Lauer, for six years. Art provided litigation support for Samsung, LG Phillips LCD, and Xilinx. He also wrote and prosecuted patent applications for a range of large and small companies, including Microsoft, Sony, Xilinx, and Rambus. Before going into private practice, Art was an associate attorney at Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin, and Friel, a major Silicon Valley law firm at that time. At Skjerven, Art prosecuted foreign and domestic patent applications covering diverse technologies. He also represented Samsung and QuickLogic in complex patent cases involving flat-panel displays and field-programmable logic, respectively.

Art served four years in the U.S. Marines as an electronic-countermeasures technician, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in December 1986. Art immediately enrolled in college and began working as a technician at SC Technology, Inc., at that time a year-old start-up building optical test equipment. SC Technology introduced Art to Silicon Valley, and Art’s work there both encouraged and funded his undergraduate education. Art graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1991 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Art graduated from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, in 1994.

Areas of Practice:

  • Patent Litigation
  • Prosecution
  • Licensing


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California, Bar No. 172,164
  • Admitted to practice in the Northern District of California.
  • Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 39,603