Nick Brestoff

Nick Brestoff

Nick Brestoff is an attorney with two engineering degrees—a B.S. in Engineering Systems from UCLA and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology. He practiced law in California from 1975 - 2014 as a litigation specialist representing plaintiffs and defendants in both federal and state court. During the last 18 months of his career, he was “of counsel” to Cotman IP, a patent law firm in Pasadena, CA. He is also an inventor named on eight U.S. patents, as well as Founder of Intraspexion, a Delaware LLC that owns patented software to implement "deep learning" in the context of "threats or risks of interest" to avoid.


Posts by Nick Brestoff


Quantum Computing Takes Off: A Look at the Evolution of Quantum Technology and Patents

Towards the end of 2019, I was finishing a book, AI Concepts for Business Applications. The last chapter was titled, “The Future.” I wrote about quantum computing and …
By Nick Brestoff
12 days ago 18

Patenting Trends in Emerging Technologies: Blockchain Patents Grow from Three to 2,660 in Less than Five Years

Blockchain’s history begins in 1991, when Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta published a paper describing a cryptographically secured chain of blocks. It took another 18 years before …
By Nick Brestoff
23 days ago 2

Deep Learning: Tracking the Growth of an Emerging Technology

In 2015, I spotted what I thought might be an emerging technology: deep learning. Because of my engineering education, I was able to go up the “deep learning” …
By Nick Brestoff
2 months ago 5