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I have spent my entire legal career representing clients in intellectual property litigation. I have represented clients through every stage of litigation, from performing pre-suit evaluations, initiating suits, and aggressively pursuing discovery, to summary judgment, mediation, and trial on the merits. I have represented clients in utility and design patent infringement, trade dress infringement, and trademark infringement litigations as well as in proceedings before the International Trade Commission.



Prior to working as an IP litigator, I earned a Master’s of Science from the University of Texas for my research in inherited eye diseases. I also worked at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the pediatric genetics department, where I studied familial cancers.  Although my personal interests focus on the life sciences, I have worked on a wide range of technologies, including video surveillance, cooking devices, hard disk drives, LCDs, networking, paper-making, communications, pasteurization, and vaccination-related technologies. 



Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 60%
    11 years
  2. Trademark Infringement: 30%
    11 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 5%
  4. Litigation: 5%
    11 years

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Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP

One Atlanta Center, Suite 2200
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30315


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/26/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationMember, Arbitration & Mediation Committee2012 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionN/A2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Wake County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - 2006
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Convolve, Inc. v. Dell Inc., et al.A jury verdict awarded Convolve with $5.4 million in damages.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Triangle Tech Journal• How Posters and Slide Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Conferences Can Impact and Investor’s Right to Obtain a U.S. Patent2004
Wake Forest University Intellectual Property Law Journal• The Hatch-Waxman Act: A Delicate Balance Between Competing Needs2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Texas School of LawHuman and Molecular GeneticsMS - Master of Science2000
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawBiology and SociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North Carolina Council of School AttorneysAppropriation of School Names and Logos2004