|Georgia - GA||14 years|
|Dist. of Columbia - DC||16 years|
|Florida - FL||17 years|
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I am an intellectual property attorney focusing exclusively on matters of patent and trademark law. My practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution, providing freedom-to-operate and non-infringement counsel, license negotiation and patent litigation counsel. In the patent space, I have represented clients in many technology areas, including manufacturing, fiber optic cable management, firearms, and construction. I also engage in trademark application prosecution, trademark rights development strategy, trademark litigation counsel and cancellation and opposition proceedings at the US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB). I am also an adjunct law professor, teaching an annual course in international intellectual property law at Georgia State University Law School.
I have particular experience working with medical device innovators as both in-house and outside patent counsel. To further enhance my technical capacity in this industry, I went back to school and completed a Master's degree in Bioengineering. I have worked on technologies including: ophthalmic lens design/manufacturing/inspection/imaging, surgical implant devices; medical feeding equipment; diagnostic equipment; orthopedic equipment; software; and dental inspection and surgical equipment. My experience also includes working as an in house patent attorney for a large multinational medical device company, acting as a national team leader with the Biomedical Engineering Society, and being a continued guest advisor to the Master of Biomedical Innovation and Design program at Georgia Tech.
I am a registered US patent attorney and a licensed attorney in Georgia, Florida and Washington, DC. And, I am Board Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar Association. Only 6% of eligible Florida attorneys achieve Board Certification. I am also AV Preeminent rated by the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service. I have also been selected as a Georgia SuperLayers Rising Star in Intellectual Property law each year since 2013, a designation given to only 2.5% of the state's attorneys.