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I advise clients to protect their IP assets and manage their IP risks in the commercial marketplace, with an emphasis on patent transactional issues such as patent procurement, product clearance, due diligence of IP assets, the changing legal landscape in view of the America Invents Act, and IP-related agreements including licensing, joint development, cooperative research agreements, supply agreements, and more.  I am a registered patent lawyer, a partner in the Haynes and Boone, LLP IP group, and have been practicing law for almost 18 years.  I have helped technology-saavy clients in industries as varied as healthcare, energy, materials, food, automotive, leisure/golf, and more.


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  1. Licensing: 25%
    16 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%
    20 years
  3. Patent Application: 25%
    20 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 25%
    20 years



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Haynes & Boone, LLP

1615 L Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20036-5622


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SmartLawyer® AwardSmartCEO2008
Pro Bono Service AwardWinston & Strawn LLP2006
Spotlight AwardBrown University2003
West Publishing Award - Consumer LawN/A1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHaynes and Boone, LLP2007 - Present
Partner (since 2003)WINSTON & STRAWN LLP2001 - 2007
AssociatePennie & Edmonds LLP1995 - 2001
Summer AssociatePennie & Edmonds LLP1994 - 1994
Judicial Intern for The Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.DC Superior Court1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Maryland State BarMember1995 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1993 - Present
Brown Alumni Schools CoalitionMember, former Regional Director and Area Chair1992 - Present
American Institute of Chemical EngineersMember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brown UniversityChemical EngineeringScB1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas Annual MeetingIP Due Diligence: War Stories2012
6th Annual Advanced Patent Law InstituteEffective Affidavit Practice2011
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationA New Patent Dance: Biologics Price Competition & Innovation Act2010
AIPLA Spring MeetingThe Deal From Hell (Co-Planner & Presenter)2010
5th Annual Advanced Patent Law InstitutePatent Opinions - Willfulness After Seagate: Tips & Pitfalls for Drafting Opinion2010
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationLiving (La Vida Loca) Under Your NDA: Strategies for Preliminary M&A Diligence2008