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Cameron W. Beddard

Phone: +1 202.508.8734
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Cameron Beddard is a counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice includes patent prosecution and patent litigation, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, handling patent appeals, pre-appeal brief requests for review, reissues and other proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, providing infringement opinions and validity opinions, and litigating patent and antitrust cases.

Cameron's practice encompasses a wide range of electrical, mechanical, and computer technologies, including automotive systems and controls, telecommunications, consumer electronics, navigation systems, radiation imaging, audio and video coding/decoding, fuel cells, cryogenic systems, aircraft systems, riveting machines, photovoltaic devices and semiconductors.

Representative Cases:

  • Defended a communications equipment manufacturer from claims of patent infringement related to Power over Ethernet (PoE) features in telephones, switches, and wireless access points.
  • Defended a German automobile manufacturer from claims of patent infringement related to riveting machines.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Cameron worked as an electrical engineer for the Department of Defense.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Florida Institute of Technology, M.S.E.E.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.S.E.E.
  • Wittenberg University, B.A., physics, cum laude


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Other Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association

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"Patent Law Alert: Supreme Court Has Opportunity to Bring Clarity to Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions," IP Insights (December 11, 2013). Contact: Cameron W. Beddard
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Lacking Disclosure Of An Algorithm For Performing The Recited Computer Function, Means-Plus-Function Claim Is Indefinite," Intellectual Property Bullet Analyses (October 28, 2008). Contacts: Mark Supko, Cameron W. Beddard
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Compared To Structural Claim Language, Functional Language More Susceptible To Inherent Anticipation," Intellectual Property Bullet Analyses (September 15, 2008). Contacts: Mark Supko, Cameron W. Beddard
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"Substantial Evidence Supports Infringement Finding Despite Narrower Claim Construction," Intellectual Property Bullet Analyses (November 19, 2007). Contact: Cameron W. Beddard
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