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Chuck Blazer

Chuck Blazer

Adjunct Professor

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University

J.D., magna cum laude, University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center

Professor Blazer is an experienced IP litigator who has represented global leaders in innovation in some of the most technologically complex high-stakes patent cases in recent times, such as in the contentious "smartphone wars" between Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Blackberry. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, trade secret, IP malpractice, and many other cases in Federal court, in state court, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and having served "behind the bench" as a Federal judicial clerk, Professor Blazer brings a wide breadth of firsthand experience from the courtroom to the classroom.

At Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Professor Blazer teaches Property and Intellectual Property courses, and he supervises the Patent and Trademark Clinic at the school's Small Business Law Center. He also teaches standalone seminars on legal writing, patent drafting, IP law, and torts for law students, for nonlawyers, and for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for practicing attorneys. A prolific writer and enthusiastic futurist, Professor Blazer also authored some of the earliest and most-cited legal scholarship on the topic of virtual property, years before the advent of cryptocurrency as we know it today.

Professor Blazer is the founder of Blazer Legal, a San Diego law firm representing California businesses in IP matters, particularly in cases in the Southern District of California and in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a former partner at Insigne PC, served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable District Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Circuit Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before practicing law, Mr. Blazer was a radar and missile systems engineer at Raytheon Technologies.