Members of the family of Aldo Test ’52 gathered at a dinner on June 30 to honor Charles Huse ’06, the first recipient of the writing award established in Test’s memory. The Aldo J. Test Writing Award in Intellectual Property is given to a law student for the best paper, article or brief in the area of intellectual property law, and carries a $1,000 prize.
Huse, who worked as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry for more than eight years and also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of California, Santa Cruz, received the Test Award for an article titled “Extraterritoriality in U.S. Patent Law: How Far Should 35 U.S.C. 271(f) Reach?”
Prior to law school, Huse helped develop semiconductor devices, including memory chips for use in cell phones and microprocessors for use in laptop computers. He plans to join the Palo Alto office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as a patent associate later this year.
Test, a premier patent and trademark attorney, represented the world’s leading pioneers in technology and was a name partner at Flehr Hohback Test Albritton & Herbert in Silicon Valley, where he practiced for more than 50 years. Flehr Hohback merged with the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney in 2002.
The event at Adagia restaurant in Berkeley marked the first anniversary of Test’s death.