Patent Analysis

Camelback Computer Architecture offers thorough, reliable and confidential patent analysis. Dr. Alpert has worked on over a hundred patent applications and assessments, and has offered expert testimony or deposition for dozens of patent cases. This combination of technical and legal analysis makes Camelback’s patent consulting one of the strongest in the field.

As the principal architect of Intel’s Pentium Processor, and owner of 30 designated patents, Dr. Alpert offers both a high level of technical insight, experience, as well as an ability to work well and collaborate with other experts in a variety of fields. For patent analysis, we offer advice and strategy through defining and identifying goals as well as providing thorough technical and legal analysis.
Whether you are an attorney involved in patent litigation, or a corporation or individual looking for help evaluating a patent, Camelback Computer Architecture is uniquely qualified to address your needs. We understand the importance of providing our clients with the most profound technical analysis, and also communicating effectively, and providing our reports and analysis on time and within deadline.

What we offer:

  • Validity analysis: prior art search, claim charts, technical issues related to conception, inventorship, inequitable conduct
  • Confidential analysis of patents and patent applications for technical merits
  • Expert reporting and advice both on the technological aspects as well as the relevant legal or business-related issues to consider

More about Dr. Alpert:

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT where he is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where he studied computer design and was accepted into the prestigious fellowship program at the National Science Foundation.

Microprocessor Report editorial board
Served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Microprocessors and Microcomputers
Senior Member of IEEE

Academic Leadership:
Teaches as a consultant and faculty associate for a number of universities and programs, including Stanford, UC Irvine, Tel Aviv University, and Arizona State University.

Expert Witness Testimony:
Intergraph Hardware Technologies Company vs. Hewlett-Packard Company
MediaTek Inc. vs. Sunext Technology Co.
Asyst Technologies Inc. vs. Jenoptik AG
Cornell University vs. Hewlett-Packard Company
LG Electronics, Inc. vs. Quanta Computer, Inc.
Network Appliance, Inc. vs. Sun Microsystems Inc.
HTC Corp. vs. Apple Inc.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. vs. Sandforce, Inc.

Publications and Presentations:
Influential Architectures and National Semiconductor Swordfish on Mark Smotherman’s site for computer architecture history
The Future of Microprocessor Architecture keynote at Cool Chips I (1998)
Scalable Micro-supercomputers based on the article in Microprocessor Report (2003)
Adaptive Computing Ensemble Microprocessor Architecture, U.S. Patent No. 7,389,403 (2008)
Anthem College Commencement Address (2009)

Inventions and Patents:
Principle architect of the Intel Pentium Processor.
see complete list of patents on CV

Relevant Industry Experience:
More than 20 years of leadership experience at Intel, National Semiconductor, and Zilog.


  • Computers, Computer Systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Microprocessors
  • Semiconductors
  • PC Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Design Validation and Debug
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Cache Memory
  • Instruction Sets
  • Media Processing
  • Power Management

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