The People

Brian Schar

Brian Alan Schar

Brian Schar is a founder of CrossPond Law. He is an experienced patent attorney, who has prosecuted numerous patent applications across different technologies and in multiple foreign jurisdictions. Most recently, he has served as General Counsel for Dextera Surgical in Redwood City, California. Over the past 20 years, he has advised clients in private practice, as well as serving as in-house counsel. He has right-sized patent portfolios for small to medium-sized companies, aligning those portfolios with business needs in order to save those companies significant expenses. Mr. Schar is also experienced in handling tech transactions and general contract issues that arise in the course of global business operations. Mr. Schar is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Engineering, and USC Gould School of Law. His profile may be viewed on LinkedIn at

Sandeep Birdi

Sandeep Birdi

Sandeep Birdi is a founder of CrossPond Law.  He is both a European patent attorney and a Chartered UK patent attorney who specialises in prosecuting patent applications in Europe and the UK, drawing on his extensive experience gained from working in both boutique and multi-national law firms.  Mr. Birdi has been able to service American clients in their local time zone, thus enabling a more interactive and collaborative working arrangement leading to improved quality and faster grant of patents.  Mr. Birdi manages large portfolios of patent applications which include jurisdictions such as Europe, UK, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Canada and India.  

Mr Birdi is a graduate of the University of Leeds obtaining a first class honors Masters degree in chemistry. His profile may be viewed on LinkedIn at