About Bauz IP Law
After an Executive Management Committee meeting, Thane Bauz packed up his global law firm’s outdated laptop with obsolete software. As he walked out of a granite and green glass high-rise, he monitored the progress of the Uber driver on his smartphone. At that moment, he wondered when corporations will seek Uber-like alternatives to the Old Law model.
In 2018, the consulting firm of Altman Weil published a study based on anonymous information provided by law firm leaders in over 500 U.S. law firms. It concluded the following:
“Innovation in law firms appears to be declining as partner resistance increases… [F]ewer firms said they are actively engaged in creating special projects or experiments to test innovative ideas or methods.”
Altman Weil also noted serious leadership deficiencies:
“Being a thought leader and early adopter of new methodologies and technologies is a clear differentiator that few law firms have embraced.”
Several years ago, our Executive Director and Thane met with numerous companies that offered proven technology for IP attorneys. Bauz IP Law licensed new analytics, purchased new software and retained high quality U.S. vendors. These tools, in the hands of our seasoned professionals, eliminated the need for rank and filing billing teams and became the foundation of Bauz IP Law.
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Meet Our Founder
Thane is an internationally recognized IP attorney who handles IP counseling, patent litigation and patent portfolio analysis for corporate clients. He served on the management committee of a global law firm while maintaining his full-time practice as lead trial counsel, lead partner on IP portfolio-related projects, and lead counsel in inter partes reviews (IPRs). For an eighteen-month term, he was Senior Counsel to the IP Business subsidiary of The Boeing Company. His IP portfolio analysis experience includes securing a $500 million business opportunity and his litigation engagements include $1B cases. Recently he organized Bauz IP Law, an alternative law platform.
Thane attended George Washington University Law School, where he obtained his LL.M. with highest honors. Recently he served as a member of their IP Advisory Board. He has been recognized with numerous scholastic achievements, such as being named a Centennial Scholar at Chicago-Kent College of Law and inducted into the national engineering honor society for distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. He served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and was a post-graduate student at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property. Prior to law practice, he was an electrical engineer for The Boeing Company. Thane has been an invited guest lecturer at numerous international IP conferences, including the Global FRAND Symposium.
Outside of the office, Thane enjoys fishing for Steelhead on the Rogue River in Oregon and golf. His wife, Maria, often accompanies Thane on business trips to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei and Tel Aviv. Through their business travels, they have a unique appreciation of their clients’ diverse cultures and business needs.