Glenn W. Rhodes

Glenn W. Rhodes

San Francisco, California
415 477 4003
Glenn Rhodes focuses his practice on intellectual property, particularly in the Health & Life Sciences, Chemical, Clean Technology and Electronics Industries. He also advocates on behalf of clients in a wide range of matters before trial and appellate courts. His experience spans the full-range of litigation experience, from trials before the district courts, practice before federal circuit courts of appeal, and argument before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Rhodes is listed in Euromoney Legal Media Group's 2007 and 2009 guides to The World's Leading Patent Law Experts. He has been recognized in the International Who's Who of Patent Law Experts each year since 2002. From 1996 through 2003, Mr. Rhodes co-authored and edited the Patent Law Handbook (West Publishing). He is also an Assistant Professor of Law at the National Chiao Tung University's Institute of Technology Law in Hsinchu, Taiwan, an Adjunct Professor of Law at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Koguan Law School in Shanghai, China.

Areas of Practice

  • Patent & Trademark Application Preparation & Prosecution
  • International Filings, including Filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent Office Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Patent Litigation & Litigation Support
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Strategic IP Counseling and IP Due Diligence

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • California, 1995
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • Taipei
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: With Honors
  • William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1982

Published Works

  • Patent Law Handbook, West Publishing, 1996-2003
  • "In Taiwan and Korea, Patent Laws Begin to Progress.", The National Law Journal (International Law), September 18, 2000
  • "Damages Awards, A Worldwide Survey: Taiwan—Important Differences between Civil and Criminal Actions.", Managing Intellectual Property, March, 1999
  • "Damages Awards, A Worldwide Survey: China—The Obstacle of Collecting Evidence.", Managing Intellectual Property, February, 1999
  • "US Expands Patentability of Software and Business Methods: Can There Be Patents on Familiar Ways to Solve Business Problem.", IP Worldwide, January - February, 1999
  • "U.S. Best Mode Practice.", IP ASIA, Asia Law & Practice Ltd, October, 1996
  • "Avoiding Admissions in International Patent Solicitation.", IP Worldwide, July - August, 1996
  • Co-author and Editor, Patent Law Handbook, West Publishing


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 1986 - 1987
  • "Antitrust & IP.", Lexis/Nexis Corporate IP Conference, Taipei, Taiwan
  • "Do Patents Harm Innovation.", Information and Electronics Industry IPR Policy Forum, Qingdao, China
  • "Means-For Claim Language and Computer Related Inventions.", R.O.C. National Bureau of Standards, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • "An Introduction to U.S. Patent Litigation.", American Intellectual Property Law Association presentation to the Korea Patent Attorneys' Association, Seoul, Korea
  • "International Patent Licensing.", China Patent Office, Beijing, China
  • "An Introduction to the U.S. Patent System.", China Patent Office, Beijing, China
  • "Creating and Managing an Enforceable International Patent Portfolio.", Conference on Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Industrial Development into the Next Century, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.,

Honors and Awards

  • listed in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2007 Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts
  • listed in the International Who’s Who of Patent Law Experts, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • Phi Delta Phi