I focus my practice on patent and trademark procurement and infringement litigation. With regard to patents, I specialize in the acquisition of patents in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical device and business method arts. Representative industries include automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, industrial lighting, medical devices, and consumer products, among others. Acquiring patent protection is often critical to protect your product development investment.
With regard to litigation, I represent plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright cases in federal and state courts. If you need to enforce your intellectual proprty rights or have been accused of infringement, I can help.
I also have in-depth experience in patent reexamination proceedings and opinion work including freedom to operate, patent noninfringement and patent invalidity opinions.
I am a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1998) and of Michigan State University (Go Spartans!), B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1982).
I am a member of the State Bars of California and Texas and am a Registered Patent Attorney.
Prior to beginning my legal career, I enjoyed a 12 year career as an Aerospace Engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company and the McDonnell Douglas Corporation working on communications satellites, the C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft and the International Space Station.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2012||09/28/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellent Performance of Space Station Structural Analysis||McDonnell Douglas Corporation||1994|
|Partner||Cislo & Thomas, LLP||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Enterprise Counsel Group, Alc||2002 - 2004|
|Attorney||Christie Parker & Hale, LLP||2000 - 2001|
|Attorney||Fulwider Patton, LLP||1998 - 2000|
|Extern to Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James||United States District Court For The Northern District Of California||1997 - 1997|
|Principal Aerospace Engineer||McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company||1988 - 1995|
|Lead Aerospace Engineer||Hughes Aircraft Company||1983 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles Superior Court||Volunteer Dispute Resolution Officer||2012 - Present|
|West Los Angeles Inn of Court||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States Patent and Trademark Office||Registered Attorney||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Reining in Patent Trolls, State by State||2014|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Reining in Patent Trolls, State by State||2014|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||High Court Resovles Lanham Act Circuit Split||2014|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||High Court Resovles Lanham Act Circuit Split||2014|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Commercial Skipping||2013|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Commercial Skipping||2013|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Law Still Fuzzy on Patentability of Business Methods||2013|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Law Still Fuzzy on Patentability of Business Methods||2013|
|Firm Website||Patent Rexamination Procedures Under the America Invents Act||2012|
|Lighting Industry Journal||US Ligthing Tech and Deco Settle Lawsuit||2011|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Michigan State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Boris v. Denenberg||Successfully represented Plaintiff|
|Zoo Med Labs v. Topiary Art Works||Successfully represented Defendant|
|US Lighting Tech, v. Deco Lighting, Inc.||Successfully represented Plaintiff|
|All Cities Realty v. Hollymax Realty, INc.||Successfully represented Defendant|
|All Cities Realty v. CF Real Estate Loans||Successfully represented Defendant|
|Cirtran v. International Edge||Successfully represented Defendant|
|NZG Specialities v. Gutierrez||Successfully represented Defendant|
|Sensitech v. Time 'N Temperature||Won on appeal|
|Attorney of Record on Approximately 40 Federal and State Cases|
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