Mr. Wood is a director in the Electronics Group with a unique background of nearly 30 years of microprocessor, Internet, and communications related technical, legal, and business development experience. He specializes in assisting clients protect and leverage innovation to ensure marketplace exclusivity.
Mr. Wood's work before the United States Patent and Trademark Office includes patent application preparation and prosecution, reissue, reexamination, and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. He has also served the role of virtual in-house IP counsel for several high technology emerging companies, where he has developed programs to identify, protect, manage, and commercialize IP assets. Additionally, he has helped clients establish reexamination strategies to challenge the validity of existing patents.
Mr. Wood has worked on intellectual property matters involving many technologies, including, for example, electronics, computer graphics, computer architecture, networks, and network protocols, telecommunications networks, wireless communication systems, e-commerce and Internet applications, GPS location-based services, intelligent vehicle systems, automotive systems, and medical devices.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wood achieved the rank of Major with the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was also a law clerk with a private company in the IP Law Section, while in law school. While in the Air Force, Mr. Wood was responsible for the design, testing, and analysis of threat signal detection algorithms for aircraft electronic combat systems. He was also lead engineer for development of the down link module for the MILSTAR communications satellite system and author of an associated paper entitled "The Use of Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Signal Processing." Additionally, Mr. Wood has gained experience in the application of low observable technology and testing, as well as its impact upon the reduction of radar cross section.
Mr. Wood is an adjunct professor teaching Intellectual Property Law at Northern Virginia Community College and chair of the law firm’s Diversity Committee. He is also a resource for the University of Dayton School of Law and North Carolina A&T State University where he frequently meets with school officials and mentors law and engineering students. Mr. Wood is also on the Board of Advisors for The JD Project which is committed to achieving racial diversity in the legal profession. In 2010, he was appointed Vice-Chair, Trade Secrets Committee of the IP Law Section of the DC Bar.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Excellence Award for Patent Prosecution||University of Dayton School of Law||1998|
|CALI Excellence Award for Women and the Law||University of Dayton School of Law||1998|
|Company Grade Officer of the Quarter||Eglin Air Force Base Florida||1988|
|Company Grade Office of the Quarter||Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base||1988|
|Adjunct Professor||Northern Virginia Community College||2003 - Present|
|Director||Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox LLC||2001 - Present|
|Associate||Pillsbury Winthrop||1998 - 2001|
|Student Intern||NCR||1996 - 1998|
|Electrical Engineer||US Air Force||1981 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Universtiy of Dayton School of Law||Board of Advisors Program in Law & Technology||2008 - Present|
|The JD Project Project||Board of Advisors||2006 - Present|
|University of Dayton School of law||Alumni Board of Trustees||2002 - Present|
|National Bar Association||Executive Committee Commercial Law Section||1998 - Present|
|Bloomberg Law Reports||Why Continue to Invest in Patents||2010|
|University of Dayton Significant Developments In Computer and Cyberspace Law||Real World Impacts of Reexamination Practice and Procedure||2008|
|The Commercial Law Connection, The National Bar Association Commercial Law Section||U.S. Supreme Court Urges a Less Rigid Approach in Assessing the Obviousness of Inventions||2008|
|American Bar Association publication||Is Your Career on Track?||2007|
|University of Dayton Law Review||Launching Patent Licensing for an Emerging Company||2004|
|University of Akron Law Review||The Written Description Requirement||2003|
|University of Dayton School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Northrop University||MS - Master of Science||N/A|
|North Carolina A & T State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Significant Developments in Computer and Cyberspace Law||An Interactive Discussion About the Chief Intellectual Property Officer||2007|
|Sixth Annual Seminar on Licensing Intellectual Property||Launching Patent Licensing for an Emerging Company||2004|
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