I am an intellectual property attorney focusing exclusively on matters of patent and trademark law. My practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution, providing freedom-to-operate and non-infringement counsel, license negotiation and patent litigation counsel. I also engage in trademark application prosecution, trademark rights development strategy, trademark litigation counsel and cancellation and opposition proceedings at the US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB).
I have particular experience working with medical device innovators as both in-house and outside patent counsel. To further enhance my technical capacity in this industry, I went back to school and completed a Master's degree in Bioengineering. I have worked on technologies including: ophthalmic lens design/manufacturing/inspection/imaging, surgical implant devices; medical feeding equipment; diagnostic equipment; orthopedic equipment; software; and dental inspection and surgical equipment.
I am a licensed attorney in Georgia, Florida and Washington, DC. And, I am Board Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar Association. Only 6% of eligible Florida attorneys achieve Board Certification. I have also been selected as a Georgia SuperLayers Rising Star in Intellectual Property law for 2013 and 2014, a designation given to only 2.5% of the state's attorneys.