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Dirk Bernhardt

Dirk Bernhardt

Dirk Bernhardt is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Dallas-North Office. His practice focuses on Patent Prosecution.

Dirk has a degree in mechanical engineering and has a strong background in medical devices and technology, which he uses to help clients protect their intellectual property. His experience includes being an inventor of a pending medical device patent. The surgical device improves Distal Tibia Osteotomy procedures by helping the surgeon to achieve more accuracy in saw alignment.

Dirk’s other areas of interest include robotics and medical x-ray technology.

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  • “Open-Source Drug Development: Encouraging a Collaborative Intellectual Property Environment in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” speaker, Legal Empiricism and Discussion Society Annual Conference, April 8, 2022.

Education

J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2023

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arizona, 2020

Clerkships

Extern to the Honorable John Z. Boyle, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2021

Admissions

Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office