Lecturer, Technology Management ProgramLecturer, ECE & CCS
Dr. Ben-Yaacov received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from U.C. Santa Barbara in 2004. Since 2004, he has served as a lecturer at UCSB in the ECE Department, the College of Creative Studies Physics program, and the Technology Management Program, teaching semiconductor processing, circuits, general physics, EE project design, and IP/patent courses. Since 2007, he has been operating an independent IP consulting business, primarily focusing on patents, trade secrets, and trademarks. He also manages the IP portfolio of Transphorm, Inc., a local mid-stage semiconductor start-up. His IP areas of expertise include general IP strategy, patent drafting and prosecution, IP portfolio advising and management, domestic and foreign filing strategies, establishment of trade secrets, infringement analysis, IP due diligence for investors, licensing agreements, and trademark/branding strategies.