I have a practice directed to intellectual property matters, government contracting and mediation.
Patent law first intrigued me while working on a boat in the Caribbean on crystal clear, blue waters. I was a photographer with an assignment to help with a pending patent infringement lawsuit by taking pictures of fishing lines with various color treatments to determine the accuracy and enablement of whether fluorescent dyes in fishing lines are activated underwater in fishing lines.
I became a patent lawyer in large measure due to that early project. I have an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Chemical Engineering and my law degree from The George Washington University.
I have been a patent examiner, and now my practice involves most aspects of matters that involve a patent, a trademark, a copyright and the asociated business interests around these topics.
I offer an extended consultation to better gauge whether you need help and, if so, just how I can help.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1987||02/13/2017|
|Partner||Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, LLP||1999 - 2014|
|Partner||Banner & Witcoff||1997 - 1999|
|Associate||Banner, Birch, McKie & Beckett||1990 - 1997|
|Clerk/Associate||Law Offices of Robert Kock||1987 - 1990|
|Examiner||US Patent and Trademark Office||1982 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Law Practice Division, American Bar Association||Magazine Editorial Board||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law Section||Co-chair||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight||Liaison||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Science and Technology Bulletin of Law||Contributing Associate Editor||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Science and Technology Standing Committee on Information Systems||Liaison||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law Section||Section Council Member||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Johnson Legal PLLC||An Introduction To Copyright Law||2015|
|Johnson Legal PLLC||Fundamentals of Patents||2015|
|Johnson Legal PLLC||Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Litigation||2015|
|Johnson Legal PLLC||Fundamentals of Trade Secrets||2015|
|Johnson Legal PLLC||An Introduction to Trademark Law||2015|
|Johnson Legal PLLC||Fundamentals of Trade Dress and Unfair Competition||2014|
|George Washington University National Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Iowa State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products (ITC 337-TA-830)||Complaint dismissed for lack of domestic industry|
|Central Mfg. Co. v. Pure Fishing||Case dismissed, sanctions levied against plaintiff|
|FilmTec v. Hydranautics||established the FilmTec rule for contracts|
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