Victor Siber’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law, including asset protection, patents, copyrights, litigation, trade secrets, trademarks and related transactional matters. Mr. Siber’s practice also includes counseling on patent portfolio development and corporate intellectual property transactions involving asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, licensing and contractual relationships. His in-depth knowledge of the management of intellectual property assets serves his clients to leverage their portfolios so as to optimize their commercial value through strategic actions.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Mr. Siber served as the head of the Intellectual Property Group at Clifford Chance U.S. LLP. Previously, he was Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of IBM Corporation. While at IBM, Mr. Siber headed the world’s largest corporate IP law department. He was responsible for IBM’s entire patent portfolio, contracts and licensing, including developing its intellectual property licensing program which is recognized as a model for other technology companies.
Mr. Siber’s international experience includes a three year assignment with IBM in Japan and four years in Brazil where he established regional law offices for the company. He has served as a U.S. delegate to several WIPO Committee of Experts meetings and was a key player in the deliberations leading up to the European Software Directive and the TRIPS Agreement. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. Mr. Siber is past President of the International Intellectual Property Society and past Chairman of the U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section), the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel. He is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics.
Throughout the years Mr. Siber’s practice has been all-encompassing across the spectrum of IP. A few exemplary matters are:
Mr. Siber’s recent articles and presentations include:
12/7/2012 - 173 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers; 55 Named Rising Stars
11/18/2012 - Victor Siber Comments on Smartphone Litigation in Bloomberg News
8/20/2012 - Siber Discusses Patent Infringement Dispute Between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. on Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance”