I'm a registered patent attorney with over 8 years of experience in intellectual... more
I'm a registered patent attorney with over 8 years of experience in intellectual property. I enjoy helping clients protect intellectual property through patents, trademarks and copyrights. Before going to law school, I was a software engineer for over 10 years.I wokred on projects such as a replacement for the Space Shuttle launch processor and the Javelin missile. As an engineer, I wor... view profile
I have always been fascinated by how an idea, in the hands of a determined... more
I have always been fascinated by how an idea, in the hands of a determined entrepreneur, can take root and change the world forever. However, I realized long ago that developing an innovative idea into a thriving venture is a very delicate process that is riddled with many pitfalls. Many of these challenges are of legal nature or have legal implications. I work with entrepreneurs, business or... view profile
Upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977, J. D. spent six... more
Upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977, J. D. spent six years on active duty flying the B-52 bomber. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy and Joint Endeavor. Immediately after the September 11, 2001 attack, he was recalled to active duty for Operation Enduring Freedom. During that two year mobilization, he commanded special operations aircraft... view profile
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.