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I am a former AMLaw 100 intellectual property (IP) lawyer currently a partner with ATFirm PLLC specializing in IP law, am a Past President and current Fellow of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC), am a Fellow with the ABA Foundation, and am a Trustee with the BADC Foundation. I am a Robotics Coach at Falls Church High School and am an Assistant Scout Master (ASM) with Boy Scouts America (BSA) Troop 1533.

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Licensed

  1. Patent Application: 40%
    20 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 40%
    20 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    20 years

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Fees:

Hourly ($525-540/hour)

Payment types:

Cash

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ATFirm PLLC

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200603/31/2016
DCActive 199707/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2009
Outstanding Service AwardBar Association of the District of Columbia2002
Outstanding Service AwardBar Association of the District of Columbia2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerATFirm PLLC2013 - Present
PartnerAlbrecht Tousi & Farnum PLLC2010 - Present
Partner, Former Co-Chair of Patent Prosecution Practice GroupVenable, LLP2000 - 2010
Associate, Patent LawyerLane, Aitken & McCann LLP1999 - 2000
Associate, Patent LawyerSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC1997 - 1999
Advisory Client Marketing RepresentativeIBM Corporation1989 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scout Master2014 - Present
Falls Church High SchoolRobotics Coach2014 - Present
Bar Association of the District of Columbia FoundationTrustee2011 - Present
CounsellorsMember2009 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaFellow2007 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2007 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionPatent Litigation Committee1997 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1997 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1997 - Present
Fairhill Elementary SchoolFLL Robotics Coach2012 - 2013
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaPresident2008 - 2009
Fairfax Police Youth ClubSoccer Coach2008 - 2014
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaPresident-Elect2007 - 2008
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaTreasurer-Elect2006 - 2007
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationSoftware and Business Methods Committee Member2005 - 2007
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaSecretary2005 - 2006
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationMember2005 - 2010
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Patent, Trademark and Copyright SectionChair2003 - 2004
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Patent, Trademark and Copyright SectionChair-Elect2002 - 2003
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Patent, Trademark and Copyright SectionTreasurer2001 - 2002
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Patent, Trademark and Copyright SectionSecretary2000 - 2001
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, PTC SectionExecutive Council2000 - 2005
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Journal of Law and TechnologyDo Business Method Patents Hurt or Help?2009
Executive Reports: Defense Strategies for Telecom Patent Litigation--The Over-Arching Issues You Need to KnowDefending Telecom Strategies2006
Aspatore Book publicationTelecom Best Practices: Leading Lawyers on Regulatory Compliance, Tax Planning, and the Federal Communications Commission2006
Brief of Amicus Curiae Bar Association of the District of Columbia - PTC Section to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitAmicus Brief in Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH v. Dana Corp. and Haldex Brake Products Corp.2003
Federal PublicationsManaging Your IP2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (Q-Group), Spring 2008 SeminarBusiness Method Patents - A Financial Asset Management Industry Perspective2008
Federal PublicationsManaging Your IP2002
Federal PublicationsCovenants Not to Compete in Washington, DC1999