Constance F. Ramos received her AB in Physics and Computer Science (1983) and her PhD in Biophysics (1989) from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1999. Prior to founding AKIRA IP, Constance was a partner at several multi-national law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. For nearly 20 years, Constance’s IP practice has involved a variety of high technology innovations, including: solid state lighting and other semiconductor devices; RFID technologies; medical devices; robotics; computer software and hardware; modern telephony and networking technologies; cryptography; and related industries, including computer industry standards.
Before law school, Constance was a research scientist focusing on mathematical modeling and computer simulations of biological control systems. She has held postdoctoral positions at The Rockefeller University, NASA Ames Research Center, and the University of California at Berkeley as a UC President’s Fellow. She was also the Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems at Merritt College in Oakland, California.
Constance’s prior academic research background, coupled with her extensive experience as a patent litigator and IP transactions attorney in large, multi-national law firms, establish her legal expertise and acumen in intellectual property and technology law. Her trial and litigation experience—primarily in patent, trade secrets, and high technology contract disputes—makes her exceptionally qualified to advise clients in complex IP transactional matters, in a broad range of industry sectors and technologies.
Constance is admitted in California, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and England & Wales (Solicitor). She is also admitted to practice before the Federal Circuit and US Supreme Court, as well as numerous federal district courts.