I represent clients in all aspects of patent law and prosecution covering all types of technology, including physical sciences and biomedical technologies applicable to the life sciences. I work with managing portfolios, patent applications and intellectual property due diligence for companies of all sizes.
I work with my clients to create as much value for them as I can by implementing a comprehensive intellectual property protection strategy. While I primarily focus on implementing patent protection strategies, I regularly leverage some combination of patent, trademark and copyright strategy to achieve comprehensive protection. I take a holistic approach to each client’s needs to achieve protection that is both comprehensive and sensible. I have a considerable background in various technological disciplines that has helped me to protect the interests of many clients in diverse industries.
I focused mainly on intellectual property enforcement during my first decade of practice. Most of my work during that time was spent learning how to effectively defend against charges of patent infringement in various technological areas spanning from MRI scanners to industrial chemistry and manufactured goods. My approach to intellectual property strategy and tactics has been shaped by that experience on a fundamental level. By knowing how intellectual property rights can be dissected and defeated, I am better prepared to obtain protection that is difficult for my clients’ competitors to thwart.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and working on my grandfather’s antique Buick.
What Biopharma Companies Need to Know About the "America Invents Act"
Co-presenter. New York Pharma Forum.
The USPTO and the Future of Patent Reform and Remedies (…or, the Future is Now)
Co-author. 2011 Congress on Patent Strategies: Financial Services Industry.
The Changing Patent Landscape of Spinal Implant Technology
Speaker. First Annual In-Spine Medtech Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
Honors & Awards
Magnetic Fusion Engineering Technology (MFET) Fellowship
Department of Energy (D.O.E.)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Department of Energy (D.O.E.) Science and Engineering Research Semester (SERS) Fellow
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)